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)
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 (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.