The top contenders successfully weighed in Thursday morning for the Bellator 256 main event, coming in at 205 pounds and 204.6 pounds, respectively. They were required to make championship weight (205 pounds with no one-pound allowance) due to their bout being the quarterfinal opener of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix. All tournament bouts will be five rounds and current champion Vadim Nemkov is part of the field.
See photos of Bader and Machida from the official weigh-ins below:
All the main card fighters successfully made weight, including co-main event flyweights Liz Carmouche (125.4) and Vanessa Porto (126). Bellator 256 marks the promotional debut of Porto, a former Invicta FC champion.
Of the 26 fighters competing Friday, only preliminary fighter Jeffrey Glossner failed to make weight. Glossner weighed in at 137.8 pounds, 1.8 pounds over the limit for his bantamweight bout opposite Jaylon Bates (136). The bout will proceed at a catchweight. Glossner’s purse penalty was not disclosed.
Ceremonial weigh-in video will be available at 1 p.m. ET.
See the full Bellator 256 weigh-in results below (courtesy of Bellator):
Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (204.6)
Liz Carmouche (125.4) vs. Vanessa Porto (126)
Preliminary Card (MMA Fighting, 6 p.m. ET)
Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Izzy William (156)
Jaylon Bates (136) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (137.8)*