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Dude Wipes, Spray Tans, and Unnecessary Side Burns: A Bellator 138 Weigh-Ins Exclusive


(All photos via Chad Blessinger.)

By Zach Heim and Chad Blessinger

Describing the atmosphere of a Bellator weigh-in — especially one headlined by the freakiest freakshow fight this side of Kinnikuman vs. Bob Sapp – is a difficult thing to do on paper. The energy is not quite as high as at the typical UFC event (well, a pay-per-view, anyway) and the loudest bouts of applause from the half-filled floor seating generally are oft reserved for the bevy of local fighters competing on the evening’s undercard. There is a distinct lack of frills at a Bellator event, which makes sense given that the promotion is now run under the guidance of Scott “No Nonsense” Coker.

At yesterday afternoon’s Bellator 138: Unfinished Business weigh-ins, which took place at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, the atmosphere was similarly underwhelming for a card that features the likes of Patricio Pitbull, Daniel Straus, and Michael Chandler to name a few. It was the featherweight champion who made the biggest impact, however, both on and off the scale. After missing weight on his first try, Pitbull frustratingly addressed the media about being the co-main event to a couple of fighters he felt “sorry for” before openly admitting that he would NOT be watching their fight. Talk about a company man, amiright?

Patricky would make weight on his second try, which is more than you could say for undercard fighters Chris Heatherly and Matt Helm, who both showed up heavy for their respective fights with Garrett Gross and Rashard Lovelace.

But onto the reason why we’re all here: The main event. We’d been lucky enough to steal some time with Ken Shamrock recently, who at 51-years-old appears to be in some of the best shape of his life (thanks to genetics and hard work, of course). On top of that, his recent interviews have painted him as a honest, humbled, and most importantly, reinvigorated man with a renewed passion to end his career on a high note. The “World’s Most Dangerous Spray Tan” he was rocking at yesterday’s weigh-ins, on the other hand…

Oooh boy.

As for Slice, well, what is there to say, really? The man showed up sporting a Dude Wipes sponsorship across his backside — which, if there has ever been a product that epitomizes this fight, it’s freaking Dude Wipes.

Other than that, it appears that Slice has developed a little bit of a paunch since we last saw him, but has not lost one bit of pep in that excellent beard. (I swear, I saw a small squirrel poking out of it at one point. A squirrel with a switchblade.)

All joking aside, this card is loaded with great fighters and should make for an action packed night of fights. Former champion Daniel Straus looks to get back on the road to another title fight as he takes on undefeated Bellator newcomer Henry Corrales. Patricio Pitbull defends his feather weight title against Daniel Weichel, and hometown fight Michael Chandler will square off with 15-4 Derek Campos. And finally, one lucky fan may get to take home the head of last minute replacement Dan Charles after Bobby Lastly knocks it into the 17th row.

A full video of the Bellator 138 weigh-ins is below along with a full list of results.

Main card (Spike at 9 p.m. ET)
Kimbo Slice (232) vs. Ken Shamrock (204.4)
Patricio Freire (144.9) vs. Daniel Weichel (144.5)
Bobby Lashley (239) vs. Dan Charles (228)
Daniel Straus (144.4) vs. Henry Corrales (144.9)
Michael Chandler (155.6) vs. Derek Campos (152.5)

Undercard
Miles McDonald (115.3) vs. Dan O’Connor (115.3)
Justin Lawrence (145.7) vs. Sean Wilson (145.8)
Eric Irvin (155.6) vs. Hugh Pulley (155.2)
Rashard Lovelace (160.6) vs. Matt Helm (164.8)
Kain Royer (184.6) vs. Enrique Watson (185.8)
A.J. Siscoe (135.5) vs. Garrett Mueller (135.6)
Adam Cella (170.3) vs. Kyle Kurtz (171)
Justin Guthrie (170.3) vs. Steven Mann (169.8)
Garrett Gross (155.2) vs. Chris Heatherly (160*)

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