The 2018 Bellator MMA heavyweight grand prix has begun to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Ryan Bader checked in at 225.1 pounds in advance of his tournament semifinal opposite Muhammed Lawal (217.4) in the Bellator 199 main event on Saturday at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Meanwhile, welterweights Jon Fitch (171) and Paul Daley (170.3) at Friday's official weigh-in were given the go-ahead to proceed as planned with their three-round co-headliner.
Bellator 199 “Bader vs. King Mo” — which airs live on Paramount at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT — will also feature a heavyweight encounter matching Cheick Kongo (241.7) with Javy Ayala (265.5), a lightweight clash pitting Carrington Banks (155.6) against Adam Piccolotti (155.3) and a featherweight battle pairing Aaron Pico (145.7) with Lee Morrison (144).
Bellator 199 Weigh-in Results: Ryan Bader (225.1) vs. Muhammed Lawal (217.4) Paul Daley (170.3) vs. Jon Fitch (171) Aaron Pico (145.7) vs. Lee Morrison (144) Javy Ayala (265.5) vs. Cheick Kongo (241.7) Carrington Banks (155.6) vs. Adam Piccolotti (155.3) Hyder Amil (137.9) vs. Elias Anderson (139.8) Matt Aragoni (144.9) vs. Ignacio Ortiz (145) Mark Climaco (125) vs. Daniel Oseguera (124.7) Hugo Lujan (154.7) vs. J.J. Okanovich (154.8) Tom Oswald (169.7) vs. Dom…