WSOF 20 Weigh-in Results: Branch, McElligott Official for LHW Tournament Showdown

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 9, 2015
The light heavyweight tournament clash between David Branch and Jesse McElligott (203) will move forward as planned, as both combatants made weight ahead of their World Series of Fighting 20 headlining bout.

Branch checked in at 204 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-ins, while McElligott tipped the scales at 203. The winner of their fight will eventually square off with Teddy Holder, who upset UFC veteran Thiago Silva in the other half of the 205-pound bracket at WSOF 19. McElligott was a last-minute replacement for Ronny Markes, who was forced to withdraw from the main event after suffering from dehydration.

WSOF 20 takes place at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Conn., on Friday night and also includes a lightweight co-main event pitting Nick Newell (155) against Joe Condon (156). The evening’s main card airs on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, while the prelims stream immediately prior on

Branch, who captured the middleweight strap with a fourth-round TKO of Yushin Okami at WSOF 15, will begin his quest to become a two-division champion against Markes. The Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu product is unbeaten in five WSOF appearances.

A native of West Roxbury, Mass., the 24-year-old McElligott is 5-1 as a professional, including four victories via knockout, technical knockout or submission. He last competed in June 2014, when he submitted Kevin Haley via second-round submission.

WSOF 20 Weigh-in Results:
David Branch (204) vs. Jesse McElligott (203)
Nick Newell (155) vs. Joe Condon (156)
Emmanuel Walo (176) vs. Ben Fodor (174)
Steve Mocco (246) vs. Juliano Coutinho (264)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (155) vs. Lucas Montoya (155)
Islam Mamedov (155) vs. Leon Davis (155)
Saul Almeida (146) vs. Chris Foster (144)
Matt Secor (170) vs. Chip Moraza-Pollard (170)
Darren Mima (126.4) vs. Johnny Campbell (130.4)


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