Bellator 137 Weigh-In Results: Middleweight Champ Stripped of Title After Failing to Make Weight

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The official weigh-in for Bellator 137: Halsey vs. Grove took place on Thursday in Temecula, Calif. Five fighters failed to make weight including middleweight champion Brandon Halsey, who was scheduled to defend his title for the first time against Kendall Grove in the fight card’s main event.

The Viacom-owned fight promotion stripped Halsey of his title and the belt will only be up for grabs for Grove on Friday at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. If Halsey wins, the championship will become vacant.

In total, five fighters failed to hit their weigh-in mark on Friday, including co-main event fighter Mike Richman. Virgil Swicker came in heavy for his light heavyweight bout against Razak Al-Hassan. Joe Taimanglo barely came in overweight for his bantamweight matchup against Antonio Duarte, and Adrienna Jenkins failed to make weight for her women’s featherweight bout against Jesse Juarez.

Bellator 137 Weigh-In Results

Main Card (on Spike TV)

Brandon Halsey (188.1) vs. Kendall Grove (184.9)
Eduardo Dantas (135.2) vs. Mike Richman (139.2)
Fernando Gonzalez (170.9) vs. Curtis Millender (170.8)
Darrion Caldwell (135.7) vs. Rafael “Morcego” Silva (135.7)

Preliminary Card (on

Benji Radach (186) vs. Ben Reiter (186)
Razak Al-Hassan (205.6) vs. Virgil Zwicker (206.7)
Antonio Duarte (135.1) vs. Joe Taimanglo (136.2)
Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (146) vs. Jordan Parsons (145.5)
Jesse Juarez (171) vs. Ricky Rainey (170.7)

Preliminary Card (dark matches)

Albert Morales (134.4) vs. John Yoo (135.4)
Shawn Bunch (135.4) vs. Rolando Perez (135.3)
Ian Butler (155.2) vs. Steve Kozola (155.8)
Arlene Blencowe (145.8) vs. Adrienna Jenkins (146.7)

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