Bellator 56 Weigh-In Results

Oct 28, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Bellator 56 weigh-ins have been completed from Riverside, Missouri in preparation for Bellator’s Saturday night event at Memorial Hall, which features Welterweight Champion Ben Askren defending his belt against season 4 tournament winner, Jay Hieron as well as the semifinals of the Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament.

Bellator 56 will be broadcast LIVE on Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 pm ET/8:00 pm CT on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. The undercard will begin at 7:00 pm ET/ 6:00 pm CT and streamed LIVE and FREE around the world on

The full results for Bellator 56 are below:


Welterweight Championship Fight: Jay Hieron (169.8) vs. Ben Askren (169.6)

Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Thiago Santos (264.6) vs. Neil Grove (264.6)

Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Eric Prindle (264.2) vs. Ron Sparks (264.4)


Welterweight Feature Fight: Marcio Navarro (169.8) vs. Rudy Bears (169.6)

Featherweight Feature Fight: Adam Schindler (145.8) vs. Jeremy Spoon (145.4)

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Kelvin Tiller (206.4)* vs. Dan Spohn (205.6)

Catchweight Feature Fight(158): William De Souza (155.8) vs. Emanuel Brooks (157)**

Featherweight Feature Fight: Jeimeson Saudino (135.75) vs. Jacob Aiken (131.4)

Bantamweight Feature Fight: Aaron Ely (140.4)*** vs. Owen Evinger (135)

Heavyweight Feature Fight: Daniel Gallemore (247) vs. Derrick Ruffin (242.5)

*Kevin Tiller made weight at 205.75

**The De Souza-Brooks fight will be a catchweight at 158 lbs

***Aaron Ely made weight at 136 pounds

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About Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Chicago. Bellator’s founder/CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment professional with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production, television production, fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.

About MTV2

MTV2 is a man's best friend, available in nearly 80 million homes and with the highest concentration of males 12-24 and 12-34 on TV today. A vibrant mix of music, lifestyle and action sports programming, MTV2 has reflected the habits and behavior of young people since its launch in 1996. MTV2 is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at, the leading online destination for movies.

EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.


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