On Thursday, June 25, Bellator MMA hosted the weigh-ins for its 139th event which takes place Friday, June 26, from the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan.
The main event features a heavyweight clash between former champion Alexander Volkov and former title challenger Cheick Kongo. The Russian Volkov saw a five-fight winning streak come to an end in April as he dropped a split decision to Tony Johnson. Seventeen of the 26-year-old’s 24 wins have come via knockout. France’s Kongo, meanwhile, also fell on the scorecards in his last outing, dropping a split decision to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in February.
In the co-main event of the evening, another former title challenger, David Rickels, returns to his native Kansas to take on well-traveled veteran John Alessio. Rickels will aim to climb back into title contention after alternating wins and losses in his last four outings. Canada’s Alessio will step into the cage for the first time since May of last year when he picked up a decision win over Eric Wisely.
The event kicks off Friday with a preliminary card stream on Spike.com at 6:45 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card follows at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
John Alessio (155.4) vs. David Rickels (155.9)
Joe Schilling (185.9) vs. Hisaki Kato (185.5)
Pat Curran (145.6) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (146.4)*
Bubba Jenkins (145.9) vs. Joe Wilk (145.8)
Aaron Ely (134.6) vs. Jeimeson Saudino (134.3)
Bobby Cooper (155.9) vs. Pablo Villaseca (156)
Daniel Gallemore (264.9) vs. Augusto Sakai (263)
Bryanna Fissori (140.8) vs. Iony Razafiarison (144)
Javy Ayala (263.9) vs. Alex Huddleston (248.6)
Gaston Reyno (145) vs. Greg Scott (145.7)
Derek Bohi (264) vs. Frederick Brown (229.4)
Cody Carrillo (155.9) vs. Marcio Navarro (162.6)
* – Sanchez was given two hours to reach the featherweight limit of 146 pounds