Bellator 296 weigh-in results: One fight canceled, lightweight grand prix quarterfinal official
The weigh-ins for Bellator’s latest trip overseas are in the books.
In the middleweight main event, former champion Gegard Mousasi (49-8-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) takes on Fabian Edwards (11-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA). Mousasi came in at 185.6 pounds, and his opponent Edwards came slightly under the middleweight mark at 184.8.
In the co-feature, Mansour Barnaoui (20-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) meets former lightweight champion Brent Primus (11-3 MMA, 9-3 BMMA) in a quarterfinal fight in Bellator’s ongoing $1 million grand prix. Both men came under the lightweight limit, and successfully weighed in at 154.6 pounds.
One prelim fight was scrapped after Steven Hill weighed in at 174.8 pounds for his fight against Nicolo Solli – 3.8 pounds over the welterweight non-title bout limit. Solli weighed in at 170.8.
The weigh-ins took place at the Bellator host hotel in Paris. The nearby Accor Arena hosts Friday’s event, which has a main card on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
The full Bellator 296 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 4 p.m. ET)
Gegard Mousasi (185.6) vs. Fabian Edwards (184.8)
Mansour Barnaoui (154.6) vs. Brent Primus (154.6) – lightweight grand prix quarterfinal
Douglas Lima (185.8) vs. Costello van Steenis (185.8)
Thibault Gouti (155.6) vs. Kane Mousah (155.2)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, noon ET)
Jose Augusto (205.2) vs. Simon Biyong (205.6)
Bourama Camara (170.1) vs. Romain Debienne (172.4)*
Asael Adjoudj (150) vs. Georges Sasu (149.6) – 150-pound contract weight
Fabacary Diatta (145.4) vs. Keir Harvie (145.8)
Chris Gonzalez (155.4) vs. Tim Wilde (156)
Sarvarjon Hamidov (140.6) vs. Kevin Petshi (140.4) – 141-pound contract weight
Yves Landu (145.8) vs. Piotr Niedzielski (146.2)
Davy Gallon (155.4) vs. Saul Rogers (155.8)
Oliver Enkamp (170) vs. Luca Poclit (169.6)
Paula Cristina (126) vs. Denise Kielholtz (125.2)
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 296.