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Bellator 40 set to go as all fighters on target at weigh-ins

The final pairings in two Bellator Season 4 tournaments are set for establishment this weekend at Bellator 40 as the remaining lightweight and welterweight semi-finalists will do battle in hopes of moving one step closer to an opportunity to procure promotional gold and a $100,000 payday. Fans will also have a chance to see a champ in action with Ben Askren also set for an appearance on the card.

All of the event’s competitors stepped on the scale in Newkirk, Oklahoma earlier today with all making weight meaning the event will go on as originally scheduled.

Bellator 40 is headlined by a non-title “superfight” between undefeated 170-pound title-holder Askren and journeyman Nick Thompson, with Askren explaining, “It doesn’t matter what his record is, I’m going to be looking to kick his ass no matter what,” of the 44-fight differential in experience between them.

The show will also feature Lloyd Woodward taking on Michael Chandler to secure a spot opposite Patricky “Pitbull” Freire in the Season 4 lightweight final as well as UFC/Strikeforce veteran Jay Hieron mixing it up with Brent Weedman with plans of seeing Olympic judoka Rick Hawn the welterweight side of things.

Fans can catch the live action tomorrow night on MTV2 at 9:00 PM EST.

Read below for a listing of Bellator 40 weigh-in results. All figures have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:

David Rickles (169 lbs) vs. Dylan Smith (169 lbs)
Cody Carrillo (155 lbs) vs. Michael Osborn (155 lbs)
Tyler Stinson (170 lbs) vs. Nate James (170 lbs)
Eric Prindle (265 lbs) vs. Josh Burns (257.25 lbs)
Lloyd Woodard (155 lbs) vs. Michael Chandler (155 lbs)
Jay Hieron (170.5 lbs) vs. Brent Weedman (170.25 lbs)
Ben Askren (170.5 lbs) vs. Nick Thompson (170.75 lbs)


  • Guthookd says:

    Seems like a risky ‘super fight’ for Ben, but I’m happy to watch it. Nick is no joke at all; this will be a test and a half.

    Jay’s fight with Brent should be fire too. I remember Brent being a tough dude last season and he’s got a chance now to add a known name to his win list.

    Not a stellar card, but not bad either. A good lead into SF tonight.


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