The Bellator 79 weigh-ins have been completed from Orillia, Ontario for tonight event at Casino Rama, which features the semifinals of the Bellator Season 7 Heavyweight and Featherweight Tournaments.
The main event is Richard Hale (238.4 pounds) vs Thiago Santos (265.2 pounds), Heavyweight semifinal.
Richard ‘Rare Breed’ Hale (20–4–1) in his career has won the Rage in the Cage Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight championships, and in the quarterfinal defeated Mike Wessel by TKO.
Thiago ‘Big Monster’ Santos (11-1-1nc) has a very effective rear-naked choke submission and his huge weight can be an advantage against Hale. In his last two matches, he had a “groin issue” with Eric Prindle: he first gave it at Bellator 59 (= Prindle vs Santos 1), and than took it at Bellator 75! (=Eric Prindle vs Thiago Santos 2)
Fight card Bellator 79 weigh-in results:
(238.4) Richard Hale vs Thiago Santos (265.2) Hw semifinal
(145.6) Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs Mike Richman (145.2) Fw semifinal
(179.4) Douglas Lima vs Jacob Ortiz (179.8)
(169.8) Ryan Ford vs Kyle Baker (170.8)
(172.2) Christ Franck vs Marcus Aurelio (170.4)
(260.2) Vladimir Starcencov vs Vitaly Minakov (245.8)
(155.4) Josh Pulsifier vs Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4)
(155.6) Jonny Carson vs Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6)
(236.6) Ed Carpenter vs Josh Appelt (256.2)
Event: Bellator 79
Where: Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario, Canada
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