Kingston, RI. – The Bellator 81 weigh-ins have been completed from Kingston, Rhode Island in preparation for Bellator’s Friday night event at The University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center, which features the semifinals of the Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament, along with the return of Bellator veterans Marlon Sandro and Jonas Billstein
Bellator 81will be broadcast LIVE on Friday, November 16th at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX, as well as in Spanish language on mun2. The preliminary card will begin at 7:00 pm ET/ 6:00 pm CT and streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com.
The full results from the Bellator 81 weigh-in are below:
Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Marcin Held (156) vs. Rich Clementi (156)
Lightweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Dave Jansen (156) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (156)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Dustin Neace (146) vs. Marlon Sandro (145.5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Perry Filkins (185) vs. Jonas Billstein (185)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Robbie LeRoux (135) vs. Ruben Rey 136()
Lightweight Feature Fight: Paul Barrow (155) vs. Matt Bessette (150)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Sam McCoy (185) vs. Brennan Ward (184.5)
Catchweight Feature Fight(210): Matt Uhde (209.5) vs. Mike Mucitelli (209.5)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Lamoureux (185) vs. Dan Cramer (185.5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Andrew Calandrelli (156) vs. Eric Brown (155)
Catchweight Feature Fight(165): Murad Machaev(166) vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson(165)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
About Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on MTV2, in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Starting in January of 2013 Bellator will be broadcast on MMA television leader, Spike TV. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top athletes. Bellator’s founder &CEO, Bjorn Rebney, an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes, believed that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the political/subjective side of fighting sports. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Southern, California.
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