You know you’re dealing with a high-level MMA event when seven of the 11 bouts on the card are catchweights. That’s how things shook out at the Bellator 129 weigh-ins yesterday in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Originally, there were supposed to be just three catchweight bouts scheduled on the prelims (which is still kind of a lot), and Virgil Zwicker was given a pass to hit 215 pounds in his main card fight against Houston Alexander; Zwicker was a late replacement for James Thompson.
But then, tragedy struck: Lightweight Kevin Morris came in three pounds over, bantamweight Chris Lane came in 4.5 pounds over (!), welterweight Marcos Marquez came in 7.4 pounds over (!!!), and — the grand finale — a 152-pound catchweight women’s bout between Holly Lawson and Jozette Cotton had to be changed to a 168-pound catchweight because Cotton showed up waaaaaay heavy. The women didn’t even weigh-in with everybody else, possibly due to shame.
Anyway, if you want to see what a welterweight women’s fight looks like (!?), and you’re still interested in UFC where-are-they-nows like Joe Vedepo and Josh Neer, tune in to Bellator tonight! Full Bellator 129 weigh-in results are below. If you need us, we’ll be updating the leaderboard.
Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Bradley (170.6) vs. Josh Neer (170.6)
Catchweight Feature Fight (215 lbs.): Houston Alexander (206.4) vs. Virgil Zwicker (215)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andre Santos (170.6) vs. James Terry (170.6)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Joe Vedepo (185.3) vs. Davin Clark (185.1)
Catchweight Feature Fight (140 lbs.): Chris Lane (139.5) vs. John DeVall (136)
Catchweight Feature Fight (150 lbs.): Eric Howser (149.1) vs. Tim Bazer (150)
Catchweight Feature Fight (159 lbs.): Michael McBride (155.5) vs. Kevin Morris (158)
Catchweight Feature Fight (150 lbs.): Martin Trey Brown (149.9) vs. Bryan Corley (148.9)
Catchweight Feature Fight (168 lbs.): Holly Lawson (163.1) vs. Jozette Cotton (167.7)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Brian Green (185.5) vs. Anthony Smith (185.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight (178 lbs.): Marcos Marquez (177.4) vs. Victor Moreno (170.7)