Bellator 97 Weigh Ins Will Take Place Tuesday July 30th at The Stage
The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator 97 will take place Tuesday at 5 p.m. MT at The Stage nightclub located inside the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Bellator 97 will take place Wednesday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with the first fight taking place at 3:30 p.m. MT and steaming live on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 5 p.m. MT and will air live on Spike TV.
Every fighter for Wednesday night’s event is expected to be on hand, including current Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler, Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, as well as their respective challengers David Rickels and Andrey. Also in attendance will be the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Finalists King Mo and Jacob Noe.
The event will be emceed by Bellator cage announcer Michael C. Williams and color commentator Jimmy Smith. The weigh-in is open to the public.
Here is the full fight card for Bellator 97:
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (11-0) vs. David Rickels (14-1)
Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreschkov (13-0)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: King Mo (10-2) vs. Jacob Noe (12-2)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (10-2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (11-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jared Downing (9-2) vs. Patricio Pitbull (17-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Cris Leyva (9-5) vs. Will Brooks (9-1)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Rafael Silva (19-3) vs. Rodrigo Lima (11-1)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Anthony Leone (12-5) vs. Frank Baca (16-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Barreras (5-6) vs. Bubba Jenkins (3-0)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremy Kimball (9-3) vs. Keith Berry (15-10)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Russell Wilson (1-2) vs. Shawn Bunch (1-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Javier Palacios (1-0) vs. Richard Jacques (1-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Cruz (4-0) vs. Felipe Chavez (5-3)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Cliff Wright Jr. (7-4) vs. Donald Sanchez (28-13)
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