LOS ANGELES – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official Bellator 290 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take place at the Bellator host hotel in Los Angeles. The nearby Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., hosts Saturday’s event, which has a main card on CBS following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Among those weighing in are heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (30-7 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) and Fedor Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 BMMA), who meet in a main event rematch for Bader’s title in what also is Emelianenko’s retirement bout.
In the co-feature, middleweight champ Johnny Eblen (12-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) puts his title on the line for the first time against challenger Anatoly Tokov (31-3 MMA, 7-0 BMMA).
The full Bellator 290 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (CBS, 9 p.m. ET)
- Champ Ryan Bader (234.4) vs. Fedor Emelianenko (236.2) – for heavyweight title
- Champ Johnny Eblen (184) vs. Anatoly Tokov (184.8) – for middleweight title
- Sabah Homasi (170.8) vs. Brennan Ward (170.8)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6 p.m. ET)
- Neiman Gracie (170.4) vs. Dante Schiro (170.6)
- Mukhamed Berkhamov (171) vs. Lorenz Larkin (171)
- Henry Corrales () vs. Akhmed Magomedov (145.2)
- Ali Isaev (261.8) vs. Steve Mowry (253.4)
- Chris Gonzalez (155.6) vs. Max Rohskopf (155.6)
- Karl Albrektsson (205.2) vs. Grant Neal (205.2)
- Diana Avsaragova () vs. Alejandra Lara (125.8)
- Darrion Caldwell (135.8) vs. Nikita Mikhailov (135.4)
- *Jaylon Bates (136.8) vs. Jornel Lugo (135)
- Isaiah Hokit (145.6) vs. Peter Ishiguro (145)
- Ethan Hughes (170.8) vs. Yusuf Karakaya (170.2)
*Bates missed weight by 0.8 pounds.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 290.