On Thursday, Oct. 22, Bellator MMA will host the weigh-ins for its 144th event which takes place Friday, Oct. 23, from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The main event features a battle for the vacant middleweight championship. Former champion Brandon Halsey looks to regain the belt he once held when takes on Brazilian Rafael Carvalho. Halsey was stripped of the title after missing weight for his first defense at Bellator 137 in May. He went on to defeat UFC veteran Kendall Grove to earn another crack at gold. Carvalho, meanwhile, has not tasted defeat since his MMA debut in 2011. He’s earned back-to-back wins in the Bellator cage, stopping Brian Rogers and edging Joe Schilling by decision.
Also on the main card, knockout artist Brennan Ward meets Dennis Olson, British striking stalwart Michael Page takes on Charlie Ontiveros and featherweight Goiti Yamauchi welcomes countryman Isao Kobayashi to the promotion.
The event kicks off Friday with a preliminary card stream on Combat Press at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card follows at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
The fighters hit the scales at 5 p.m. ET. Below is a live stream of the action (courtesy of Bellator MMA), while the results appear below.
Bellator 144 Weigh-in Results
Brandon Halsey (185) vs. Rafael Carvalho (184) – for vacant middleweight title
Dennis Olson (170.5) vs. Brennan Ward (170.75)
Charlie Ontiveros (169.25) vs. Michael Page (171)
Isao Kobayashi (145) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (145.75)
Matt Bessette (146) vs. Kevin Roddy (145.5)
Jeremie Holloway (170.75) vs. Matt Secor (170.75)
Marius Enache (150.75) vs. Pete Rogers (149)
Kin Moy (136) vs. Walter Smith-Cotito (134.75)
Billy Giovanella (129.75) vs. Brandon Polcare (129.75)
Keenan Raymond (164) vs. Damien Trites (164.75)
T.J. Hepburn (156) vs. Sam Watford (156)
Ilya Kotau (171) vs. Kemran Lachinov (169.75)
Kevin Haley (205.5) vs. Mike Zichelle (205)
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