Both Bellator MMA light heavyweight world grand prix semifinals are now official.
All 13 mixed martial arts bouts on the card are intact after the weigh-ins. Only one fighter missed weight as Bobby Lee came in .8 pounds over the lightweight limit for his fight against Nick Browne. As a result, Lee has been fined a percentage of his purse, and the fight will otherwise continue as scheduled. It's also worth noting that Maria Henderson and Collette Santiago both weighed in at flyweight despite the bout previously being promoted as a strawweight contest.
Headlining Bellator 268 is a light heavyweight title bout between champion Vadim Nemkov and tournament alternate-turned-challenger Julius Anglickas. Nemkov (14-2) is undefeated since joining the promotion and most recently picked up back-to-back wins over Ryan Bader and Phil Davis. Anglickas (10-1) will provide a fresh challenge and is also undefeated within Bellator. The Russian champion stepped on the scale at 204.7 pounds, while Anglickas weighed 204 pounds.
The other light heavyweight semifinal will see a new No. 1 contender crowned as heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will look to give Corey Anderson his first major test inside the promotion. Bader (28-6, 1 NC) bounced back from losing the belt by winning a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida, while Anderson (15-5) has put together two wins inside the Bellator cage. "Darth" weighed in at 204.1 pounds, while Anderson looked fit as always at 203.6 pounds.
Bellator 268's main card will air live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Three hours of preliminary bouts will air on YouTube at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Bellator 268 Weigh-in Results:Vadim Nemkov (204.7) vs. Julius Anglickas (204)
Ryan Bader (204.1) vs. Corey Anderson (203.6)
Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Brent Primus (155.4)
Henry Corrales (145.6) vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko (145.4)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (205.4) vs. Karl Albrektsson (204.1)
Sullivan Cauley (204.2) vs. Deon Clash (205.2)
Nick Browne (155.3) vs. Bobby Lee (156.8)*
Javier Torres (184.3) vs. Gregory Milliard (184.6)
Sumiko Inaba (124.9) vs. Randi Field (125.9)
Lance Gibson Jr. (155.5) vs. Raymond Pina (154.6)
Jaylon Bates (135) vs. Raphael Montini de Lima (135)
Mukhamed Berkhamov (170.7) vs. Jaleel Willis (169.9)
Maria Henderson (123.7) vs. Collette Santiago (126)
* Lee missed weight by .8 pounds and has been fined a percentage of his purse.
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