The latest Bellator MMA weigh-ins largely went off without a hitch, as every fighter on the card made weight except for preliminary competitor Johnny Soto, who came in 2.5 pounds over the featherweight limit.
The bantamweight title is officially on the line at Bellator 258. Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis both made weight without issue, and the light heavyweight tournament quarterfinal between Anthony Johnson and Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros has also been cleared.
Archuleta (25-2) picked up the vacant bantamweight belt in his last bout, defeating Patrick Mix by decision and handing Mix his first career loss. Prior to his first title win, Archuleta bounced back from a defeat to Patricio Freire by winning a decision over Henry Corrales. "The Spaniard" officially stepped on the scales at 135 pounds on the dot.
Looking to claim his first title is Pettis (20-5). "The Phenom" is riding a three-fight win streak with a decision over Ricky Bandejas and a submission of Alfred Khashakyan in his most recent performances. The 27-year-old weighed 134.75 pounds and looked in great shape.
Bellator 258 will air live on Showtime on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Prelims will begin on YouTube starting at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
Bellator 258 Weigh-in Results:Juan Archuleta (135) vs. Sergio Pettis (134.75)
Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros (204.75) vs. Anthony Johnson (205)
Patricky Freire (155.5) vs. Peter Queally (155)
Derek Anderson (175) vs. Michael Page (174.75)
Josh Hill (136) vs. Raufeon Stots (135.5)
Rafael Carvalho (185) vs. Lorenz Larkin (185.5)
Patrick Mix (136) vs. Albert Morales (135)
Omar Hussein Abufarah (170.75) vs. Logan Storley (170.25)
Johnny Eblen (185) vs. Daniel Madrid (185.5)
Johnny Campbell (135.75) vs. Henry Corrales (135)
Weber Almeida (145) vs. Johnny Soto (148.5)*
Erik Perez (135.5) vs. Blaine Shutt (135)
* Soto missed weight by 2.5 pounds and has been fined a percentage of his purse.