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Bellator 129 Weigh-Ins Were a Friggin’ Disaster; Event Will Now Feature a 168-Pound Women’s Bout


(Houston Alexander has a badass new Tony Montana tattoo. Virgil Zwicker is a dead man. / Photo via Sherdog)

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.

MAIN CARD:
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)

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WSOF 4 Weigh-In Results: Lew Polley Misses Weight by 32 Pounds, LIKE A BOSS


(Spong vs. DeAnda face-off, via ZombieProphet)

The fighters competing at tomorrow night’s World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda event weighed in today at Dave and Buster’s in Ontario, California, and things went smoothly for the most part. The headliners made weight. Newell made weight. Jorge Santiago weighed in at 172.4 pounds on his first attempt, but was more than two pounds lighter when he tried again. And Lew Polley showed up at 237 pounds for a light-heavyweight bout. Holy shit. Awesome.

Polley’s weight wasn’t even announced publicly — WSOF officials only said that he was “significantly over” the contracted weight and removed him from the bout — but MMAJunkie’s John Morgan got the actual number from an event source. By the way, Polley missing weight by 32 pounds puts him at #1 on the Weigh-In Failure Leaderboard, destroying the old record of 23.75. Polley has already apologized on twitter, although he didn’t offer an explanation as to what went wrong.

Tomorrow night’s event was supposed to be Polley’s WSOF debut, and it’s unlikely that the promotion will have him back. Fortunately, Polley’s scheduled opponent Hans Stringer was paid his show money. The full WSOF 4 weigh-in results are after the jump, in case you’re curious.

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Paul Daley, Ricco Rodriguez Both Miss Weight (Again) @ BAMMA 5

Ricco Rodriguez BAMMA 5 weigh in James McSweeney photos
(Ricco desperately tries to squeeze off a couple more ounces on the scale. For more BAMMA 5 weigh-in pics, check out MMAWeekly)

No strangers to epic weigh-in failure, Paul Daley and Ricco Rodriguez were once again thwarted by the scales today while trying to make their BAMMA 5 bouts official. Main event fighter Paul Daley missed weight for the fifth time in his career, initially weighing in at 172 pounds for the welterweight contest, then getting down to 170.4 before his additional weigh-in time ran out.

Like the UFC, BAMMA follows the Unified Rules of MMA, which doesn’t allow a one-pound allowance for title fights. As a result, Daley’s bout against DEEP champ Yuya Shirai has been downgraded to a three-round non-title affair. Not a good look if you’re trying to convince Strikeforce to give you a title fight against Nick Diaz.

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