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Bellator 97 Weigh-in Results: Chandler and Askren Title Fights Get the Green Light

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Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels-Bellator 97The Bellator 97 weigh-ins have been completed from Stage nightclub at the Santa Ana Star Casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s July 31 event, which will feature the Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight, the Welterweight World Title Fight and the Light Ben Askren vs. Andrey Kareshkov-Bellator 97Heavyweight and Heavyweight Tournament Finals.

Bellator MMA will take place at the Santa Ana Star Center on Wednesday, July 31 with the first fight taking place at 3:30 p.m. MT and streaming live on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 5 p.m. MT and will air live on Spike TV.

MAIN CARD
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (154.4) vs. David Rickels (154.6)
Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren (169.9) vs. Andrey Koreschkov (169.2)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: King Mo (205.6) vs. Jacob Noe (205.7)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (262.7) vs. Vitaly Minakov (239.1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jared Downing (145.9) vs. Patricio Pitbull (145.1)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Catchweight Feature Fight (158 lbs.): Cris Leyva (157.3) vs. Will Brooks (157.5)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Rafael Silva (136) vs. Rodrigo Lima (135.4)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Anthony Leone (135.9) vs. Frank Baca (135.4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Barreras (155.8) vs. Bubba Jenkins (156.0)
Catchweight Feature Fight (190 lbs): Jeremy Kimball (189.2) vs. Keith Berry (189.9)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Russell Wilson (135.6) vs. Shawn Bunch (135.6)
Bantamweight Catchweight Fight (150 lbs): Javier Palacios (148.4) vs. Richard Jacques (151.2)**
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Cruz (136.0) vs. Felipe Chavez (134.9)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Cliff Wright Jr. (148.8)** vs. Donald Sanchez (145.4)

**Both Richard Jacques and Cliff Wright Jr. forfeited a portion of their purse for missing weight

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