On Friday, Nov. 14, Bellator MMA hosted the weigh-ins for its 131st event which takes place Saturday, Nov. 15, from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.
In the night’s main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will clash with fellow UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar. Ortiz made his promotional debut at Bellator 120 in May and scored a submission win over former middleweight title holder Alexander Shlemenko. It marked Ortiz’s second win in his last 10 fights. Bonnar, meanwhile, has been out of action for more than two years. The 37-year-old was last in action at UFC 153, where he succumbed to a first-round TKO against Anderson Silva.
The main card also features a lightweight title tilt between interim champion Will Brooks and former title holder Michael Chandler. The pair battled it out at Bellator 120, with Brooks emerging with a split decision win. The 28-year-old Brooks enters the contest riding a five-fight winning streak. Chandler will be looking to snap a two-fight skid. The former Missouri wrestler has dropped back-to-back title contests on the scorecards to Brooks and former champion Eddie Alvarez.
The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday with a live stream of the preliminary card on Spike.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.
Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.
Will Brooks (154.5) vs. Michael Chandler (154.5) – for lightweight title
Melvin Manhoef (185.5) vs. Joe Schilling (186)
Nam Phan (143) vs. Mike Richman (142)
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (204.5) vs. Joe Vedepo (205)
A.J. Matthews (186.4)* vs. Kyle Bolt (186)
Ron Henderson 125.5 vs. Jon Santa Maria 125
Andy Murad 185.5 vs. Bubba Hughes 185.5
Nick Garcia (125.5) vs. Matthew Ramirez (132)*
Jordan Bailey (145.5) vs. Alex Higley (145.5)
Rolando Perez (135.5) vs. Mark Vorgeas (137)*
Ian Butler (156) vs. Joao Faria (155)
* – all fighters that missed weight were given two hours to make weight