Bellator Fighting Championships moves a step closer to crowning its inaugural 205-pound champion with Saturday night’s semi-final round at Bellator 42, as Richard Hale will face D.J. Linderman on one side of the bracket with Tim Carpenter and Christian M’Pumbu comprising the other set of title contenders.
Also set for action at the event, 24-year old Ronnie Mann makes his American debut after putting together an extremely impressive run in the U.K. and Japan with an 18-2-1 record to show for his efforts. Mann will mix it up with Josh Arocho in earlier main card action.
Fans can catch the live Bellator 42 broadcast tomorrow night on MTV2 beginning at 9:00 PM EST.
Here is a complete rundown of Bellator 42 weigh-in results. All figures have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:
Tracey Willis (226.5 lbs) vs. Mark Holata (260.5 lbs)
Shane Howell (134.25 lbs) vs. Mark Oshiro (135.5 lbs)
Owen Evinger (144.25 lbs) vs. Brandon Shelton (145.75 lbs)
Chris Bell (190.5 lbs)* vs. Jared Hess (185.6 lbs)
Richard Hale (205.25 lbs) vs. D.J. Linderman (205 lbs)
Jerod Spoon (135.75 lbs) vs. Luiz Nogueira (133.25 lbs)
Ronnie Mann (145.5 lbs) vs. Josh Arocho (147.5 lbs)**
Tim Carpenter (205 lbs) vs. Christian M’Pumbu (201.5 lbs)
* – No word on how this bout is being handled based on Bell coming in 4.5 lbs over
** – No word on how this bout is being handled based on Arocho coming in 1.5 lbs over
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