by MMAWeekly.com Staff
On the eve of Bellator Fighting Championships’ show at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, La., the fighters competing in Thursday’s event participated in an official weigh-in on Wednesday.
Bellator 18 will be Thursday on FOX Sports Net. UFC veteran Jay Silva steps in for Paulo Filho in the main event against Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard in a non-title, 190-pound catchweight fight, if he makes the weight that is.
Silva stepped on the scales at 190.9 pounds, so he was given 90 minutes to get down to the agreed upon weight of 190 pounds.
At 178.8 pounds, Christian Fulgium came in well over the 170-pound weight for his bout with Charlie Rader as part of the local feature fights. Rader also came in overweight at 171.3 pounds. The two are negotiating a catchweight for the fight.
The official results of the weigh-in are as follows:
-Hector Lombard (187.1 lbs.) vs. Jay Silva (190.9 lbs)*
-Wilson Reis (144.8 lbs.) vs. Patricio Pitbull (144.4 lbs)
-Georgi Karakhanyan (145.9 lbs.) vs. Joe Warren (144.8 lbs.)
-Douglas Williams (237.5 lbs.) vs. Shawn Jordan (260.3 lbs.)
LOCAL FEATURE FIGHTS:
-Lamont Stafford (185.8 lbs.) vs. Jules Bruchez (184.3 lbs.)
-Jason Anderson (202.7 lbs.) vs. William Albrecht (199.5 lbs.)
-Brock Kerry (147.4 lbs.) vs. Mike Braswell (147.1 lbs)
-Charlie Rader (171.3 lbs.) vs. Christian Fulgium (178.8 lbs.)**
* Silva has 90 minutes to cut to the previously agreed-upon catchweight of 190 lbs.
** Rader and Fulgium are negotiating a catchweight
(Weights courtesy of Bellator FC)