Reigning bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) will square off with fellow superstar Cody “The Cali Cowboy” Bollinger (16-2, 1 NC) at a new catchweight of 147 pounds in the non-title, main event bout at the World Series of Fighting event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., on Saturday night live on NBC Sports Network.
Originally slated to meet at a catchweight of 140 pounds, Bollinger weighed in unofficially at 147 pounds earlier in the day, prompting officials to increase the weight limit of the fight. Bollinger also weighed in officially at 147 pounds, while Moraes, after taking the opportunity to rehydrate shortly before weigh-ins, tipped the scales at 146.7 pounds. Bollinger accepted the fight last week after Moraes’ original opponent, Josh Hill, withdrew from the affair.
All six other main card competitors, including lightweight (155 pounds) co-main event opponents Ozzy Dugulubgov (5-2) and Keon “The Black Assassin” Caldwell (10-2) made weight. Dugulubgov tipped the scales at 155.4 pounds and Caldwell clocked in at 155.5 pounds.
Russian import Timur Valiev (7-1) weighed 135.5 pounds, while his bantamweight opponent, Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman (6-1), registered a weight of 134.8 pounds.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belts Frankie Perez (8-1) and Tom Marcellino (7-2) weighed in at 155.3 pounds and 154.9 pounds, respectively, for their lightweight match-up that will serve as the opening bout on the live NBCSN telecast.
Emmanuel Walo (6-1-1), Sidney Outlaw (3-0), and Katlyn Chookagian (1-0) all slated for action on the six-bout preliminary card, missed weight, but will compete without cutting any additional pounds. Each forfeited 15-percent of his or her purse.
The four-bout main card will air live, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as well as online domestically and internationally, free of charge, on NBCSports.com. The preliminary card will stream live on MMAWeekly.com, beginning at 6 p.m.
WSOF 13: MORAES VS. BOLLINGER WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Marlon Moraes (146.7 lbs.) vs. Cody Bollinger (147 lbs.)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (155.4 lbs.) vs. Keon Caldwell (155.5 lbs.)
Timur Valiev (135.5 lbs.) vs. Isaiah Chapman (134.8 lbs.)
Frankie Perez (155.3 lbs.) vs. Tom Marcellino (154.9 lbs.)
Emmanuel Walo (171.8 lbs.*) vs. Tenyeh Dixon (169.9 lbs.)
Sidney Outlaw (163.9 lbs.*) vs. Nick Browne (155.5 lbs.)
Katlyn Chookagian (122.4 lbs.*) vs. Brigitte Narcise (120.5 lbs.)
Brett Shoenfelt (170.4 lbs.) vs. Matt Secor (170.7 lbs.)
Matt Lozano (125.7 lbs.) vs. Sidemar Honorio (125.8 lbs.)
Luciano Cristovam (160.9 lbs.) vs. Francisco Isata (159.7 lbs.)
*Missed weight and forfeited 15-percent of purse.