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Bellator MMA is returning to its home state of California, bringing with it an intriguing lightweight main event between Saad Awad and Brandon Girtz.
Awad hit the scales at 156 pounds, as he prepares to face Girtz (155.6) in the Bellator 219 main event this Saturday at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. Co-headlining the event will be a lightweight tilt between former featherweight champ Daniel Straus (155.6) and Shane Kruchten (155.8) -- with all four making weight without issue at Thursday's early weigh-in.
Bellator 219 "Awad vs. Girtz," which airs simulcast on Paramount and DAZN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, also features a welterweight matchup between former divisional kingpin Andrey Koreshkov (170.6) and short notice replacement Mike Jasper (171). Starting off the main card will be a middleweight clash between kickboxer Joe Schilling (186) and Keith Berry (186).
One fighter missed weight: David Pacheco (*156.4), who came in .4 pounds heavy for his lightweight bout and has been fined 20 percent of his total purse. Weber Almeida did not attend the weigh-ins, and his catchweight bout against Johnny Soto (141) has been scratched.
Bellator 219 Weigh-in Results:Saad Awad (156) vs. Brandon Girtz (155.6)
Daniel Straus (155.6) vs. Shane Kruchten (155.8)
Andrey Koreshkov (170.6) vs. Mike Jasper (171)
Joe Schilling (186) vs. Keith Berry (186)
Dalton Rosta (204.8) vs. Cody Vidal (195.4)
Joey Davis (169.4) vs. Marcus Anthony (169.4)
Shawn Bunch (135.2) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (136)
David Rickels (170.8) vs. A.J. Matthews (170)
Janay Harding (144.6) vs. Marina Mokhnatkina (144.4)
Darren Smith Jr. (159) vs. Joshua Jones (160)
Johnny Cisneros (173.8) vs. John Mercurio (174.2)
Ricky Furar (135.4) vs. Roman Puga (135.6)
David Pacheco (*156.4) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (156)
Sunni Imhotep (155.2) vs. Eugene Correa (155.4)
* Pacheco missed weight by .4 pounds and has been fined 20 percent of his purse.