On Friday, April 13, Bellator MMA will host its 197th event from the The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

In the night’s main event, former lightweight champion Michael Chandler takes on veteran Brandon Girtz. The 31-year-old Chandler will fight in front of his hometown crowd after winning five of his last six. Girtz, meanwhile, snapped a three-fight skid in his last bout, stopping Luka Jelcic in the first round at Bellator 190.

The night’s preliminary card kicks off at 7 p.m. ET with a live stream above. The main card follows live at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.



The fighters hit the scales at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 12. Video appears above (courtesy of Bellator MMA), while the results appear below.

Bellator 197 Weigh-in Results
Michael Chandler (155.3) vs. Brandon Girtz (156)
Justin Lawrence (145.8) vs. A.J. McKee (145.8)
Devon Brock (160) vs. Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson, Jr. (159.8)
Joaquin Buckley (168.3) vs. Logan Storley (170.6)
A.J. Siscoe (140.6) vs. Justin Robbins (135.6)
Jeff Crotty (170.8) vs. Jordan Dowdy (170.3)
Juliana Velasquez (126) vs. Rebecca Ruth (125.3)
Zak Bucia (164.9) vs. Derek Anderson (164.2)
Josh Sampo (135.4) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (135.4)
Eric Ellington (135.4) vs. Jordan Howard (136)
DeWayne Diggs (186.8) vs. Adam Cella (189)
Cort Wahle (144.9) vs. Joe Roye (151)

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