Plenty of violence and action is expected in the northwest suburbs of Chicago when Bellator MMA invades Allstate Arena with a 15-card event on Friday.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion and Pride Fighting Championships legend Quinton Jackson will lock horns with bitter rival Muhammed Lawal nearly three years in the making. “King Mo” lost a disputed and debated unanimous decision to Jackson back at Bellator 120 and both fighters are promising to not let the judges decide their second go-‘round. Thankfully at Thursday’s weigh-ins, nothing untoward happened and the pair, along with the rest of the marquee, made weight.
Lawal was the first combatant to step on the scale and the former NCAA wrestling standout nailed it. “King Mo” came in at (212) pounds for his heavyweight encounter, clearing the final hurdle of his pre-fight prep. “Rampage” followed suit and clocked in at (253) pounds, setting the stage for one of Bellator’s biggest fights.
Bellator 175’s main card will be televised live on Spike beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The prelims and postlims will be streamed live on Bellator.com both before and after the Spike broadcast (online betting).
Bellator 175 Weigh-in Results:Quinton Jackson (253) vs. Muhammed Lawal (212)
Emmanuel Sanchez (149.5) vs. Marcos Galvao (145.5)
Sergei Kharitonov (264) vs. Chase Gormley (265.5)
Steve Kozola (155) vs. Jake Roberts (156)
Noad Lahat (146) vs. Lloyd Carter (148)
Joaquin Buckley (171) vs. Justin Patterson (171)
Prince McLean (225) vs. Adam Maciejewski (262)
Damian Norris (155) vs. Tom Shoaff (155)
Matthew Paul (207.5) vs. James Bochnovic (205)
Nate Williams (129) vs. Manny Vazquez (130)
Joshua Dustin Hardwick (150) vs. Tim Cho (150)
Josh Streaker (170.5) vs. Tom Holder (169)
Cory Galloway (136) vs. David Garcia (137)
Brian Akins (156) vs. Mike DeLaViega (156)
James Esposito (154.5) vs. Asef Askar (157)
Maximillian Fuentes (138) vs. Brandon Shelhart (135)