On Friday, Oct. 21, Bellator MMA will host its 162nd event from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn.

In the night’s main event, former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko returns to the Bellator cage to take on UFC veteran Kendall Grove. The 32-year-old Shlemenko last competed for the promotion in February of 2015, where he knocked out striking specialist Melvin Manhoef by spinning backfist. However, the win was later changed to a no-contest due to elevated levels of testosterone. Grove, meanwhile, has scored back-to-back stoppage wins over Joey Beltran and Francisco France since falling short in his quest for Bellator gold last May.

The action kicks off on Friday at 7 p.m. ET with a live preliminary card stream. The night’s main card airs live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

The fighters hit the scales at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 20. Live video (courtesy of Bellator MMA) appears above, while the results appear below.

Bellator 162 Weigh-in Results
Alexander Shlemenko (185.9) vs. Kendall Grove (185.6)
Bobby Lashley (245.2) vs. Josh Appelt (249.3)
Hisaki Kato (185) vs. A.J. Matthews (186)
Goiti Yamauchi (155.5) vs. Ryan Couture (155.2)
Ricky Rainey (170.8) vs. Gilbert Smith (171)
Steve Garcia (135.4) vs. Ronnie Lawrence (135)
Chase Gormley (265.4) vs. Bobby Brents (263)
Julia Budd (145.6) vs. Arlene Blencowe (145.4)
Dan Charles (249.1) vs. Virgil Zwicker (239.4)
Tyler Hill (170.9) vs. Wade Johnson (170.4)
Jonathan Burdine (153.5) vs. James Wallace (154.4)
Eryk Anders (185) vs. Brian White (184.9)
Jaleel Willis (159.1) vs. Omar Johnson (159.4)
Chad Cook (200) vs. Grady Hurley (200.3)
Mike Wessell (255.5) vs. Frank Tate (239.6)

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