Buentello, Prindle Cleared for Abu Dhabi Warriors 4; Sarnavskiy-‘Macaco’ Set as Co-Main Event

By Sherdog.com Staff May 23, 2016

American heavyweights Paul Buentello and Eric Prindle will square off in Abu Dhabi tomorrow after both men hit the scale at Monday’s official weigh-in for Abu Dhabi Warriors 4.

Buentello checked in at 265 pounds, while Prindle came in at a whopping 283 pounds for the three-round super-heavyweight contest. The matchup headlines a 10-fight card from the United Arab Emirates-based organization which will stream live and free on AbuDhabi-Warriors.com beginning at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

Buentello enters the 51st bout of his professional career looking to build off an October knockout of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Abu Dhabi Warriors 3. Prindle has won three in a row, including a pair under the Pancrase bannner, and last saw action in a March submission victory over Maurice Jackson.

Buentello and Prindle are not the only big-show veterans on the card, as former Bellator lightweight contender Alexander Sarnavskiy (155) will take on well-traveled Brazilian veteran Jorge Patino (154) in the evening’s co-main event. Ex-Bellator fighter Akop Stepanyan (160) faces onetime UFC competitor Will Chope (158) in a catch-weight contest, while at light heavyweight, Californian Anthony Ruiz (206) tangles with Denmark’s Joachim Christensen (205).

Abu Dhabi Warriors 4 Weigh-in Results
Paul Buentello (265) vs. Eric Prindle (283)
Alexander Sarnavskiy (155) vs. Jorge Patino (154)
Akop Stepanyan (160) vs. Will Chope (158)
Anthony Ruiz (206) vs. Joachim Christensen (205)
Ion Pascu (185) vs. Andreas Michailidis (185)
Alexey Polpudnikov (146) vs. Antonio Magno Lima Pereira (145)
Artiyom Gorodynets (142) vs. Ahmad Al Darmaki (142)
Yoichiro Sato (170) vs. Tahar Hadbi (171)
Diego Gonzalez (171) vs. Carlos Moyano (170)
Pavel Gordeev (150) vs. Jason Santana (148)

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