Ferrid Kheder Misses Weight at Bellator, Josh Shockley Replaces Him in Lightweight Tourney

Josh Shockley (photo courtesy of Bellator)

Josh Shockley certainly got more than he bargained for at the Bellator 36 weigh-ins today when he was given a quarterfinal spot in the Season 4 Bellator Lightweight Tournament, taking the place of Ferrid Kheder who was unable to make weight.

Shockley, who originally planned to fight on the undercard, now faces Bellator veteran Toby Imada tomorrow night at Bellator 36 which takes place at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, LA and will air LIVE on MTV2. The Indiana-native brings an impressive undefeated 6-0-1 professional record into his fight with ever dangerous Toby Imada.

“We’ve had high hopes for Josh since we signed him, this is a great opportunity for him,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “He really doesn’t have anything to lose and that makes him a very dangerous fighter.”


Rob McCullough (155.8 lbs.) vs. Patricky Freire (155.2 lbs.) @ 155 lbs.
Toby Imada (155.8 lbs.) vs. Josh Shockley (156 lbs.) @ 155 lbs.
Carey Vanier (155.2 lbs.) vs. Lloyd Woodard (155.4 lbs.) @ 155 lbs.
Marcin Held (155.2 lbs.) vs. Mike Chandler (156 lbs.) @ 155 lbs.


Javone Duhon (149.4 lbs.) vs. Booker Arthur (144.6 lbs.) @ 145 lbs.
Matt Hunt (150.2 lbs.) vs. Kevin Aguilar (145 lbs.) @ 145 lbs.
Kelly Leo (185.2 lbs.) vs. Chad Leonhardt (185.6 lbs.) @ 185 lbs.