On Thursday, Oct. 23, Bellator MMA hosted the weigh-ins for its 130th event which takes places Friday, Oct. 24, from the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s light heavyweight title will be on the line as champion Emanuel Newton takes on England’s Linton Vassell. Newton enters the contest riding a six-fight winning streak, including a pair of wins over former Strikeforce champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. He stopped UFC veteran Joey Beltran in September with his signature spinning backfist. Vassell, meanwhile, carries a nine-fight streak of his own into the title affair, including three straight inside the Bellator cage. The 31-year-old has finished 12 of his 14 career wins.

The main card also features former WWE and TNA wrestler Bobby Lashley against fellow heavyweight Karl Etherington, former Strikeforce title holder Marloes Coenen makes her promotional debut against Italy’s Annalisa Bucci and lightweight tournament winners Rick Hawn and Dave Jansen lock horns.


The 12-fight event kicks off Friday with a live stream of the preliminary card on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.

Bellator 130 Weigh-in Results
Emanuel Newton (204.1) vs. Linton Vassell (204.5) – for light heavyweight title
Karl Etherington (258) vs. Bobby Lashley (247.1)
Annalisa Bucci (145.2) vs. Marloes Coenen (145.9)
Rick Hawn (156) vs. Dave Jansen (156)
Davi Ramos (155.7) vs. David Rickels (155.6)
Ricky Musgrave (145.5) vs. Joe Wilk (145.6)
Cody Carrillo (156) vs. Marcio Navarro (156.2)
Daniel Gallemore (264.9) vs. Gzim Selmani (264.9)
Sam Oropeza (184.2) vs. Gary Tapusoa (184.1)
Darrion Caldwell (145.8) vs. Anthony Dizy (145.9)
Aaron Derrow (159) vs. Nate Jolly (156)
Derek Bohi (260.6) vs. Alex Huddleston (253.5)

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