Leandro Higo will miss out on a chance to fight for Bellator MMA gold.
As a short-notice replacement for the injured Darrion Caldwell, an overweight Higo tipped the scales at 139 pounds for his Bellator 177 main event with bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas (134.6) on Friday at the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest Hungary. Higo’s failure to meet the 135-pound threshold at Thursday’s official weigh-in resulted in the clash with Dantas being changed to a three-round non-title bout.
Featherweight co-headliners Daniel Weichel and John Teixeira da Conceicao had no such issues, as they checked in at 145 pounds and 145.6 pounds ahead of their showdown.
Bellator 177 Weigh-in Results:
Eduardo Dantas (134.6.) vs. Leandro Higo (139)
Daniel Weichel (145) vs. John Teixeira da Conceicao (145.6)
Lena Ovchynnikova (124.6) vs. Helen Harper (126.2)
Adam Borics (144.4) vs. Anthony Taylor (147.4)