SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 18, 2015) – The SAP Center in San Jose played host as “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” competitors took to the scales at the official weigh-ins in advance of what amounts to be the biggest event in promotional history.
Mixed martial arts legend Tito Ortiz (18-11-1) and incumbent light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary (10-0) both hit their required marks of 205-pounds, as did the four fighters who are vying for a shot at the winner of Saturday’s main event through a one-night tournament: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (15-4, 1 NC), Emanuel Newton (25-8-1), Linton Vassell (15-4, 1 NC), and Phil Davis (13-3). Josh Thomson (20-8) will make his promotional debut when he faces Mike Bronzoulis (18-8-1).
Further down the eight-fight main card – which will be televised on Spike at 9pm ET/6pm PT – all the Glory kickboxers also were on point when tipping the scales. In the lone women’s kickboxing bout, both Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez and Hadley Griffith are ready for battle, as are Bellator MMA competitors Fernando Gonzalez and Paul Daley, as well as a light heavyweight title fight to determine the vacant champion between Zack Mwekassa and Saulo Cavalari.
The wait is finally over, we are less than 24 hours from “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1,” which takes airs on Spike tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT to see it all go down.
Bellator Light Heavyweight Title Fight: © Liam McGeary (204.8) vs. Tito Ortiz (204.6)
Glory Vacant Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Zack Mwekassa (207.2) vs. Saulo Cavalari (208.8)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Thomson (155.4) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (155.4)
Glory Catchweight Feature Fight: Paul Daley (170.4) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (175.6)
Glory Bantamweight Feature Fight: Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (120.8) vs. Hadley Griffith (121)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Fight: Phil Davis (205.8) vs. Emanuel Newton (204)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Fight: Linton Vassell (205) vs. Muhammed Lawal (204.4)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Israel Delgado (155.6) vs. JJ Okanovich (156)
Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: James Terry (171) vs. Carlos Rocha (170)
Bellator Flyweight Feature Fight: Matt Ramirez (126) vs. Josh Paiva (126)
Glory Featherweight Feature Fight: Serhiy Adamchuck (143.8) vs. Anvar Boynazarov (141.4)
Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Gabe Carrasco (135.4) vs. Joe Neal (135.6)
Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Adam Piccolotti (155.8) vs. Salvador Becerra (156)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Thomas Diagne (145.6) vs. Mike Malott (145.2)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate Bout: Francis Carmont (205) vs. Anthony Ruiz (205.4)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Nick Pica (186) vs. Mauricio Alonso (185)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Victor Jones (145.4) vs. David Blanco (146)
Bellator Flyweight Amateur Fight: Gloria Telles (124.9) vs. Alysia Cortez (125.4)
Glory Lightweight Feature Fight: Jose Palacios (145.6) vs. TJ Arcengal (145.2)
Bellator Middleweight Feature Fight: Brandon Hester (185.2) vs. DeMarco Villalona (186)