The Bellator 79 weigh-ins have been completed from Orillia, Ontario in preparation for Bellatorâ€™s Friday night event at Casino Rama, which features the semifinals of the Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight and Featherweight Tournaments.
The card features one of the semi-final matches for the heavyweight tournament currently underway and it should be a cracker. It features Americaâ€™s Rich Hale against Brazilian representative Thiago Santos - and Hale really has no respect for the man they call â€™The Monsterâ€™.
The professional boxer describes Santosâ€™ vaunted right hand as â€śbullsh-tâ€ť and his ground game as â€śdogsh-tâ€ť. He has also let rip at the rest of the tournament entrants via an interview with MMA Junkie, saying he â€śdefinitely wasn't impressedâ€ť with Alexander Volkovâ€™s win over Brett Rogers.
He also dismissed the win UFC veteran Vinicius Queiroz scored over Mark Holata in a come-from-behind victory. â€śVinicius is supposed to be some kind of bad ass striker and he gets dropped by Holata? Don't get me wrong, he showed a lot of heart and great jiu-jitsu to be able to pull off that armbar, but none of these guys left me impressed.â€ť
The full results from the Bellator 79 weigh-in are below:
Heavyweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Rich Hale (238.4) vs. Thiago Santos (265.2)
Featherweight Tournament Semifinals Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.6) vs. Mike Richman (145.2)
Catchweight Feature Fight(180 lbs): Douglas Lima (179.4) vs. Kobe Ortiz (179.8)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ryan Ford (169.8) vs. Kyle Baker (170.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight(173 lbs): Christ Franck (172.2) vs. Marcus Aurelio (170.4)
Heavyweight Feature Fight:Â Vladimir Starcencov (260.2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (245.8)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Pulsifier (155.4) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Jonny Carson (155.6) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Ed Carpenter (236.6) vs. Josh Appelt (256.2)
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