The first trilogy of the Bellator season is now official (on the 2nd try) after the Bellator 112 weigh-ins took place Friday at The Venue in The Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana. The card will be headlined a Bellator featherweight championship fight and the trilogy between champion, Daniel Straus and Pat Curran.
All 22 fighters on the card stepped on the scale, and all but three made the initial weight. All 8 welterweights in the Season 10 tournament made weight for their respective fights. But the most important one, the champion Daniel Straus initially missed weight coming in at 145.5 lbs, 0.5 lbs over the limit and had 2 hours to cut the extra half a pound off in order to make the title fight official.
On his 2nd attempt, the champion made the 145lb weight limit tweeted Bellator’s director of communications, Anthony Mazzuca. Thus making the title fight official.
— Anthony Mazzuca (@Mazzuca87) March 14, 2014
Interesting to note, Daniel Straus tweeted that he was 3lbs away from the 145 lb limit, 5 hours before the scheduled weigh-in time. And it seems that Straus had to cut his dreads in an attempt to make the weight the first time–which may suggest that the weight cut was more difficult than originally expected.
Bellator 112 Weigh-in Results
MAIN CARD (9 p.m. ET, Spike TV)
Bellator Featherweight Championship: Daniel Straus (145)* vs. Pat Curran (144.7)
Welterweight tournament quarterfinal: Nah-Shon Burrell (171) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (170.7)
Welterweight tournament quarterfinal: Cristiano Souza (170.8) vs. Sam Oropeza (170.2)
Welterweight tournament quarterfinal: Jesse Juarez (170.7) vs. Adam McDonough (170.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (6:45 p.m. ET, Spike.com)
Paul Bradley (170.8) vs. Nathan Coy (170.5) – welterweight tournament opening round
A.J. Matthews (170.5) vs. Belal Muhammad (170.7)
Lloyd Carter (136.1)** vs. Diego Marlon (136.6)**
Darrion Caldwell (145.7) vs. Lance Surma (146)
Derek Loffer (169) vs. Bobby Reardanz (169)
Jason Guida (213.5) vs. Anthony Gomez (214)
Erick Correa (263.5) vs. Daniel James (265)
*Straus has 2 hours to make the 145lb limit
Update: Straus successfully makes 145lbs on his 2nd attempt
**Carter and Marlon will have 2 hours to make the 136 lb weight limit