(“Menstrual period, bro. I’ve done nothing this week except retain water and eat Girl Scout cookies.”)
Remember two weeks ago when a Bellator featherweight tournament competitor was kicked out for missing weight by four pounds? That was nothing. At yesterday’s Bellator 62 weigh-ins in Laredo, Texas, season five heavyweight tournament finalist Thiago “Big Monster” Santos hit the scales at 277.8 pounds, whiffing his heavyweight limit by a full 12.8. By our calculations, this is the third greatest weigh-in failure in MMA history.
Instead of postponing Santos’s HW finals match against Eric Prindle again — remember, this fight has already been re-scheduled twice due to savage groin kick and flu-like symptoms — Bellator decided they’d had enough of Big Monster’s antics and booted him from the tournament. By default, Prindle scores the $100k check and will face undefeated champion Cole Konrad for the Bellator heavyweight title later this year.
All of Bellator 62′s season six lightweight tournament fighters were on weight for their opening-round bouts, although welterweight Joseph Daily came in three pounds heavy for his preliminary card match against Sean Spencer. Full weigh-in results and broadcast info for tonight’s event are below…
MAIN CARD (MTV2, Epix2 HD, and Spike.com; 8 p.m./7c)
- Eric Prindle (265.2) vs. Thiago Santos (277.8) – season-five heavyweight-tourney final rematch, fight canceled
- Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.6) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154.8) – lightweight-tournament opening round
- Rick Hawn (155.6) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) – lightweight-tournament opening round
- Thiago Michel (154.8) vs. Rene Nazare (155.8) – lightweight-tournament opening round
- J.J. Ambrose (155) vs. Brent Weedman (155.8) – lightweight-tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, first prelims start at 7 p.m. ET, remaining prelims conclude at 10 p.m. ET)
- Sonny Luque (162.2) vs. Luis Vega (158.6)
- Steven Peterson (145.2) vs. Chris Jones (145.8)
- Joseph Daily (173.2) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
- Dave Jansen (155.8) vs. Jacob Kirwan (155.4)
- Douglas Frey (145.6) vs. Rad Martinez (145.8)