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Lima misses weight, the rest of the field on point for Bellator 49

It’s tournament time once again in the Bellator FC world with the debut event of Season 5Bellator 49!

Kicking things off, eight welterweights will take to the cage tomorrow night on MTV2 (HD on EPIX) in hopes of advancing to the next round and coming one step closer to their an end-goal of a $100,000 paycheck and crack at the divisional championship.

Every fighter in the Season 5 welterweight tournament made weight, except for Douglas Lima. He was still .4 lbs over, despite stripping down. The highlight of the weigh-in was Dan Hornbuckle asking Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney to hold his sandwich while he stepped on the scale.

Read below for a full list of Bellator 49 weigh-in results:

Azunna Anyanwu (258 lbs) vs. J.A. Dudley (253.5 lbs)
Lester Caslow (149 lbs) vs. James Jones (149 lbs)*
Joel Roberts (145.4 lbs) vs. Brylan VanArtsdalen (144.2 lbs)
Giedrius Karavackas (170.8 lbs) vs. LeVon Maynard (171 lbs)
Alexandre Bezerra (147 lbs)** vs. Scott Heckman (146 lbs)
Douglas Lima (171.4 lbs)** vs. Steve Carl (171 lbs)
Dan Hornbuckle (170.5 lbs) vs. Luis Santos (171 lbs)
Ben Saunders (171 lbs) vs. Chris Cisneros (171 lbs)
Brent Weedman (170 lbs) vs. Chris Lozano (170.5 lbs)

*Jones vs. Caslow was originally scheduled to be a featherweight fight, but since they both weighed in at 149, the bout was changed to a catchweight of 150 lbs
**Lima (.4 lbs) and Bezerra (1 lb) have 2 hours to lose the weight.

  • Guthookd says:

    Two words for you…STEVE CARL.

    The beast. The animal. The straighup fuckin madman!

    I’m glad they gave him another shot at a tourney. He is guaranteed to fight as hard as he possibly can until the last second of the match.

    I don’t know much about Cisneros, but he’s got a real tough fight in Saunders. I’m still surprised that the UFC ever let him go. He is a great clinch fighter and sure to come prepared too. Gotta assume it would be a good win for Cisneros.

    Hornbuckle gets another shot too, which is just great. There was a time not long ago when I thought he was going to be the next champ.

    The chance to possibly see Hornbuckle and Carl fight twice in a matter of a couple months, and maybe even three times, is just sweet. I’m very stoked about this season’s tourney.

    If the roomers are true and BFC is looking to move the show to SpikeTV they’ll soon have even more good fighters and will be putting on shows in HD on a channel known for it’s MMA presence – that would, IMO, put them firmly in the number two position, which is totally cool to see. How long before a Zuffa buyout? Who knows. Gotta just enjoy the ride and be glad we’re getting so many cards for free!

  • hindsightufuk says:

    so chuffed to see Dan Hornbuckle back, this fight with Santos could be awesome, Santos has a huge record and is an aggresive guy, cant wait to see it.
    Dont know much about steve carl but Lima as an animal as well, see this could be another great fight.
    Weedman/Lozano could be real tight but i expect Weedman to get the win. I think Saunders has a bit of a given against Cisneros, he seems to be the weakest in the competition to me


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