Bellator 290 weigh-in results: Entire main card set; only one big miss

LOS ANGELES – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official Bellator 290 fighter weigh-ins.

The weigh-ins took place at the Bellator host hotel. 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 were 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).

All four title fighters made weight. Only one fighter missed weight – Diana Avsaragova, who is scheduled to meet Alejandra Lara in a women’s flyweight bout.

The full Bellator 290 weigh-in results are below:

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)


  • Neiman Gracie (170.4) vs. Dante Schiro (170.6)

  • Mukhamed Berkhamov (171) vs. Lorenz Larkin (171)

  • Henry Corrales (145.6) 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 (128.8) vs. Alejandra Lara (125.8)

  • Darrion Caldwell (135.8) vs. Nikita Mikhailov (135.4)

  • *Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jornel Lugo (135)

  • Isaiah Hokit (145.6) vs. Peter Ishiguro (145)

  • Ethan Hughes (170.8) vs. Yusuf Karakaya (170.2)

*Bates missed the bantamweight limit by 0.8 pounds on his first attempt; he was 0.2 over on his second attempt; he made the 136 limit on his third attempt.

**Avsaragova missed the flyweight limit by 2.8 pounds. 

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 290.


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