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Bellator 116 Weigh-in Results

It will be the big boys on display for tomorrow night’s Bellator 116 as two of the four main card fights will feature heavyweight fights in what will be the season ten semifinals.  Lavar Johnson is set to take on Blagoi Ivanov, while “Mighty” Mo Siliga will meet Alexander Volkov earlier in the evening.  The winner of the each fight will take on one another at a future event to determine the next No. 1 contender for the title.  Additionally, there will be a welterweight semifinal fight on the docket as Nathan Coy will fight Adam McDonough, and a middleweight semifinal fight with Joe Pacheco going up against Brandon Halsey.

It will also be a night where the MMA community says farewell to longtime veteran of the sport, Vladimir Matyushenko.  The Belarusian has spent time in his career fighting in the IFL, UFC, Affliction, and Bellator.  He won the inaugural IFL light heavyweight championship.

The official weigh-in results are as follows:

Heavyweight Semifinal: Blagoi Ivanov (255.7) vs. Lavar Johnson (245.3)
Welterweight Semifinal: Nathan Coy (170.6) vs. Adam McDonough (170.9)
Heavyweight: Joey Beltran (204.5) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (205.5)
Heavyweight Semifinal: Mighty Mo (264.9) vs. Alexander Volkov (235.7)
Middleweight Semifinal: Joe Pacheco (185.9) vs. Brandon Halsey (185.8)
Middleweight: Dave Vitkay (184.4) vs. Keith Berry (185.4)
Lightweight: Josh Smith (154.8) vs. Poppies Martinez (155.1)
Featherweight: Brandon Bender (145.8) vs. Mario Navarro (145)
Bantamweight: Joe Taimanglo (135.6) vs. Rob Emerson (136)
Welterweight: Ron Keslar (170.8) vs. Karo Parisyan (170.7)
Light Heavyweight: Carlos Eduardo (205) vs. Rodney Wallace (205.8)
Light Heavyweight: Philipe Lins (205.1) vs. Travis Clark (205.1)
Catchweight(180 lbs.): Ricky Rainey (171) vs. Andy Murad (178.9)

Bellator 116 takes place tomorrow night from Temecula, Calif.

De La Torre in to face Bocek

With Evan Dunham going down with an injury, Mark Bocek was almost left without an opponent for Wednesday’s TUF Nations finale.  However, the UFC came through to deliver an opponent, Mike De La Torre.

“El Cucoy” will make his Octagon debut after going 12-3 in minor promotions.   He has finished all but one of his victories, and all three of his losses have come by submission.

Gastelum to meet Musoke in San Antonio

When the UFC rolls into San Antonio, it will be Kelvin Gastelum taking on Niko Musoke in a welterweight affair.

A winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, Gastelum holds a perfect record of 8-0, with three taking place inside the Octagon.  On the other end, Musoke has gone 2-0 for the UFC, and 12-2 in his career.  The Swede will look to win three in a row for the promotion that evening.

UFC Fight Night 45 takes place on June 28.

Source: UFC
Cejudo back to face Page for championship

The vacant flyweight Legacy Fighting Championship belt will officially have a waist to call home after it has been announced that Henry Cejudo will meet Damacio Page for the honor of owning the title.

Cejudo holds a perfect 6-0 record in his mixed martial arts career and also won the gold medal in wrestling back in 2008.  Page is a veteran of both the WEC and the UFC, and has won both of his Legacy FC fights since being released by the UFC in 2012.

A second title will be on the line that evening, as Roger Navarez will challenge for William Bush’s middleweight title.

Legacy FC 32 is set to take place in Houston on June 13

Source: MMA Junkie

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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.