CHICAGO – MMA Junkie was on scene and reporting live from Thursday’s official Bellator 301 fighter weigh-ins, where all the main card fighters hit their marks.
In the main event, welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov (27-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) takes on challenger Jason Jackson (16-4 MMA, 7-1 BMMA). The headliners were the first two to come to the scale and each weighed in under the title limit at 169.6 pounds.
In the co-feature, bantamweight champ Sergio Pettis (23-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) needed the towel, but was 135 pounds. Interim titleholder Patchy Mix (18-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) was over on his first attempt, but made 135 on his second try to make the title unification bout official.
Keri Melendez (5-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) missed the women’s flyweight limit on her first try at 127.2, but was given an additional hour to cut for her fight against Sabriye Sengul (3-3 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) on the prelims. And Islam Mamedov (22-3-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) was 0.4 pounds over for his 160-pound contract weight fight against Killys Mota (15-3 MMA, 4-2 BMMA), who was 160 on the button. Mamedov was given an additional hour to cut, as well.
The weigh-ins took place at the Bellator host hotel in Chicago. The nearby Wintrust Arena hosts Friday’s event, which has a main card with two title fights on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
The full Bellator 301 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Champ Yaroslav Amosov (169.6) vs. Jason Jackson (169.6) – for welterweight title
Champ Sergio Pettis (135) vs. interim champ Patchy Mix (135)* – bantamweight title unification bout
Danny Sabatello (135.8) vs. Raufeon Stots (135.8)
A.J. McKee (155.6) vs. Sidney Outlaw (156)
Patricky Freire (154.4) vs. Alexander Shabliy (155) – lightweight grand prix semifinal
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 5 p.m. ET)
Tyrell Fortune (245) vs. Marcelo Golm (260.4)
Sumiko Inaba (125.2) vs. Denise Kielholtz (124)
Justin Gonzales (145.4) vs. Timur Khizriev (146)
Pieter Buist (155.6) vs. Archie Colgan (155.4)
Keri Melendez (127.2)** vs. Sabriye Sengul (125.6)
Matheus Mattos (135.2) vs. Richard Palencia (136)
Ramazan Kuramagomedov (171) vs. Randall Wallace (170.4)
Islam Mamedov (160.4)*** vs. Killys Mota (160) – 160-pound contract weight
Cody Law (145.4) vs. Jefferson Pontes (145.6)
Mike Hamel (155.8) vs. Tim Wilde (156)
Isao Kobayashi (145.2) vs. Yves Landu (145.4)
*Mix missed the bantamweight title limit on his first attempt. He was given one hour to cut 0.2 pounds.
**Melendez missed the women’s flyweight limit on her first attempt. She was given one hour to cut 1.2 pounds.
***Mamedov missed the 160-pound contract weight limit on his first attempt. He was given one hour to cut 0.4 pounds.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 301.