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LOS ANGELES – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official Bellator 228 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
The early weigh-ins take place at the Westin Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 3 p.m. ET at the same venue.
Bellator 228 takes place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles. The main card streams on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Among those weighing in are featherweight champion Patricio Freire (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA) and Juan Archuleta (23-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), who fight for Freire’s title in a bout that also closes out the first round of Bellator’s 145-pound tournament. Three additional opening-round tournament bouts precede it. And the event closes with a rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (26-8 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) and ex-Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi (45-7-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) .
The full Bellator 228 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)
- Lyoto Machida (186) vs. Gegard Mousasi (186)
- Champ Patricio Freire (144.9) vs. Juan Archuleta (144.6) – for featherweight title; featherweight tournament opening round
- Darrion Caldwell (144.9) vs. Henry Corrales (144.4) – featherweight tournament opening round
- Saul Rogers (144.8) vs. Daniel Weichel (144.2) – featherweight tournament opening round
- Georgi Karakhanyan (145) vs. A.J. McKee () – featherweight tournament opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 6:45 p.m. ET)
- Jason Edwards (134.4) vs. Adrian Najera (135.4)
- Jonathan Santa Maria (129.3) vs. Jay Viola ()
- Osman Diaz () vs. Andre Walker ()
- Ian Butler (164.8) vs. Emilio Williams (162.9)
- A.J. Agazarm (146) vs. Jonathan Quiroz ()
- Shannon Goughary () vs. Ava Knight (114.9)
- Antonio McKee () vs. William Sriyapai (167.9)
- Johnny Cisneros (175.6) vs. Mike Jasper (174.7)
- Shawn Bunch (135) vs. Leandro Higo ()
- Weber Almeida (144.5) vs. Castle Williams (144.1)
- Dominic Clark (155.6) vs. Joshua Jones (155.9)
- James Barnes (132.1) vs. David Duran (132)
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