Bellator has already proven that they have a zero-tolerance policy for tournament competitors missing weight, and this afternoon, Maiquel Falcao put himself in danger of being the second finalist to be disqualified this season.
During the weigh-ins for tomorrow’s Bellator 69 event at L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Falcao punished the scales at 188 pounds, three above his middleweight limit. He has been given two hours to sweat off the excess; if he doesn’t make it happen, his opponent Andreas Spang could win the Season Six Middleweight Tournament by default, earning a title shot against a cardboard cutout of Hector Lombard. Cross your fingers for a good result, because these two really need to squash their beef. UPDATE: Falcao made weight on his second attempt.
In other Bellator weigh-in news, two undercard fighters also came in heavy on their first attempts, and welterweight semifinalist Karl Amoussou made opponent David Rickels his bitch during the staredown. You can see a GIF of that rather embarrassing moment after the jump, along with complete weigh-in results from Bellator 69, which will also feature a 115-pound women’s match between Megumi Fujii and Jessica Aguilar.
MAIN CARD (MTV2)
Maiquel Falcao (188) vs. Andreas Spang (185.8) – middleweight-tournament final
Karl Amoussou (170) vs. David Rickels (170.6) – welterweight-tournament semifinal
Jessica Aguilar (115.6) vs. Megumi Fujii (116)
Kevin Asplund (239) vs. Ron Sparks (264.6)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Josh Quayhagen (158.2) vs. Cliff Wright (155.6)
Emanuel “E.J.” Brooks (156.6) vs. Kalvin Hackney (156)
Booker Arthur (145.4) vs. Shanon Slack (146)
Andrey Koreshkov (170.8) vs. Derrick Krantz (170.8)
Josh Burns (206) vs. Richard Hale (205.5)
Mark Holata (250.6) vs. Abe Wagner (248.8)