Bellator 87 Hosts Official Weigh-ins Today at 5 p.m. ET
Fight Network Staff / January 30, 2013 - 1:03pm
Mt. Pleasant, MI. (January 30, 2013) —The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator MMA will take place Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. EST inside Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino. Bellator MMA will take place at Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino on Thursday, January 31t with the first fight taking place at 7 p.m. EST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 10 p.m. EST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.
The event will be emceed by Bellator cage announcer Michael C. Williams and Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith.
As always the weigh-in is open to both the public and media.
The full fight card is listed below:
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: David Rickels (11-1) vs. Lloyd Woodard (12-2)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Thiago Michel (10-3) vs. Tiger Sarnavskiy (21-1)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Ricardo Tirloni (15-3) vs. Will Brooks (8-0)
Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinal Fight: Saad Awad (12-4) vs. Guillaum DeLorenzi (10-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Jason Fischer (5-1) vs. Sevak Magakian (12-3)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Sam Quito (11-4) vs. Ben Lagman (7-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: J.P. Reese (8-4) vs. David Shepherd (5-2)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Cody Stamann (2-0) vs. Justin Houghton (5-2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jason Fish (2-0) vs. Karl Etherington (7-0)
Lightweight Feature Fight: John Schulz (4-0) vs. Amir Killah (10-5)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Nick Kirk (7-0) vs. Tony Zelinski (3-2)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world's largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 107 countries, Bellator's majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport's top mixed martial artists. Bellator's founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator's core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator's real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator's tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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