Bellator 224 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; One Misses Weight

By Cole Shelton Jul 11, 2019

Bellator MMA returns to its second home of the Winstar World Casino in Oklahoma, where the women's featherweight title is on the line.

In the main event, Julia Budd (145) looks to defend her featherweight crown when she takes on undefeated Olga Rubin (143.5). Budd is riding a 10-fight winning streak, and is set to make her third title defense after winning the inaugural belt back in 2017. The co-main event sees former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (189.9) collide with Chidi Njokuani (189.6) in a 190-pound catchweight bout.

Bellator 224, which airs on Paramount Network on Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, also features a women's flyweight contest between unbeaten Juliana Velasquez (124.9) and Kristina Williams (125.8). Opening up the main card is a welterweight scrap as Ed Ruth (170) tries to bounce back from the first loss of his career against "Strasser" Kiichi Kunimoto (170.4).

One fighter missed weight: Sinead Kavanagh (147.7)*, who came in 1.7 pounds over the featherweight limit ahead of her battle against Leslie Smith, and she has been fined a percentage of her purse.

Bellator 224 Weigh-in Results:

Julia Budd (145) vs. Olga Rubin (143.5)
Rafael Carvalho (189.9) vs. Chidi Njokuani (189.6)
Juliana Velasquez (124.9) vs. Kristina Williams (125.8)
Ed Ruth (170) vs. Kiichi Kunimoto (170.4)
Christian Edwards (204.5) vs Justin Vargas (205.4)
A.J. Agazarm (156) vs. Jacob Landin (155.1)
Will Fleury (189.4) vs. Antonio Jones (188.4)
Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Brad Robison (155.1)
Joel Bauman (199.9) vs. Jordan Young (204)
Sinead Kavanagh (147.7)* vs. Leslie Smith (145)
Jamese Taylor (145.9) vs. Gabriel Varga (145.4)
Kiefer Crosbie (164.7) vs. Mike Jackson (163.3)
Joseph Holmes (170.9) vs. Kona Oliveira (169.1)
Bruna Ellen (124.4) vs. Elina Kallionidou (125.4)
Amanda Bell (145.8) vs. Arlene Blencowe (145.3)
Lucas Brennan (145.4) vs. Thomas Lopez (145.3)

* Sinead Kavanagh missed weight by 1.7 pounds and has been fined a percentage of her purse.


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