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Bellator 107 Weigh In Results

There will be three Bellator tournament championship bouts happening at the top of the Bellator 107 card tomorrow night.  With each tournament final, the winner of each respective tournament will get $100,000 and a guaranteed title shot in their weight class.

Two of the three tournament final fights are official at this point, as middleweight Mikkel Parlo weighed in at 186.1, 0.1 pounds over the middleweight tournament.  But Parlo was not the only fighter overall to miss their weight, as three other fighters missed it as well.

The official weigh in results are as follows:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)

Cheick Kongo (237.1) vs. Peter Graham (243.8) – Season 9 heavyweight tournament final
Travis Marx (135.8) vs. Joe Warren (135.8) – Season 9 bantamweight tournament final
Mikkel Parlo (186.1)* vs. Brennan Ward (185.5) – Season 9 middleweight tournament final
Derek Campos (156.7)* vs. Martin Stapleton (157.1)*

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)

Chris Jones (156.3)* vs. Robert White (155.8)
(James) Edson Berto (155.7) vs. Patricky Freire (155.9)
Jonas Billstein (185.6) vs. Cortez Coleman (185.4)
Ryan McCurdy (204.9) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204.4)
Raphael Butler (260) vs. Josh Burns (243.9)
Matt Jones (202.5) vs. Linton Vassell (205.5)

Fighters with an asterisk were given an additional hour to make their respective weight class.  While all fighters are supposed to weigh in according to the rules, there is extra emphasis on that of Parlo as his fight is a tournament final.  With that being said, considering he only has 0.1 pounds to drop, it is expected that he will weigh in successfully on his second attempt.

Bellator 107 takes place tomorrow night in Thackerville, Okla.

Source: MMA Junkie
Bellator to hold open tryouts in Philly

In an effort to find the next diamond in the rough, Bellator has announced that they will be holding an open tryout on Dec. 14 in Philadelphia.  South Philly’s Daddis Fight Camp will be the venue where aspiring fighters can head to in order to try and catch the eyes of the promotions scouts.

Registration will start at 10 a.m. EST, and tryouts will start an hour later.  Anyone who registers is required to bring a mouth piece, an athletic cup, and either MMA or boxing gloves.  In addition, fighters may not have any contractual obligations to any other promotions and may be of any weight class.

This isn’t the first time the promotion has done this, as such talent as Jason Butcher, Mike Mucitelli, Jared Downing and Ailton Barbosa have been discovered at these open tryouts.

Courchaine vs. Trevino added to XFC 27

A new matchup between “Insane” Dave Courchaine and Alex Trevino has been booked for the upcoming night of fights being put on by XFC.  Courchaine has the experience edge coming in with a professional record of 15-6, however “Spider” has big show experience, going 3-1 in his career during his time with Strikeforce.

The two lightweights will meet at XFC 27 on Dec. 13 in Muskegon, Mich.

Photo: Cheick Kongo (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.