BANTAMWEIGHT GOLD UP FOR GRABS IN ‘BELLATOR 156’ MAIN EVENT TOMORROW NIGHT LIVE ON SPIKE

FRESNO, Calif. (June 16, 2016) –The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” took place this afternoon in front of a packed house at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno. All competitors are now ready for action tomorrow at the Save Mart Center, with the event airing LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.A Bellator MMA Bantamweight Title rematch pitting Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) against Eduardo Dantas (17-4) will headline a thrilling night of fights that includes a co-main event between Chidi “Chidi Bang Bang” Njokuani (14-4) and Thiago Jambo Goncalves (18-4) in a welterweight bout that will also serve as Jambo’s promotional debut. The main card also features a duo of electrifying middleweight showdowns, as former Fresno State University wrestler Brandon Halsey (9-1) prepares for John Salter (11-3) and fan favorite Chris Honeycutt (7-1) challenges Mikkel Parlo (13-2).

“Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” takes place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., and airs live and free on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App.

Below you will find complete weigh-in results for the event.

Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 9 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT)

Bellator MMA Bantamweight Title Fight: Marcos Galvao (135) vs. Eduardo Dantas (134.7)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Co-Main Event: Chidi Njokuani (170.8) vs. Thiago Jambo (169)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Feature Bout: Brandon Halsey (185.6) vs. John Salter (185.6)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Feature Bout: Chris Honeycutt (185.9) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185.3)

Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 7:50 p.m. ET/6:50 p.m. CT)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: A.J. Matthews (184) vs. Ben Reiter (185.5)

Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Jermaine McDermott (205.8) vs. Blake Watkins (205.1)

Bellator MMA 140lb. Preliminary Bout: Paul Ruiz (139.9) vs. Chris Buron (139.7)

Bellator MMA Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Javy Ayala (266) vs. Roy Boughton (264.3)

Bellator MMA Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nick Bustamante (154.4) vs. Antoine Smith (160)

Bellator MMA Catchweight Preliminary Bout: C.J. Keith (165.1) vs. Carrington Banks (156)

Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: John Paul Elias (206) vs. Jose Cabezas (203.4)

Bellator MMA Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Lewis (264) vs. Myron Smith (213)

Bellator MMA Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Luis Jauregui (155.5) vs. Ryan Tobar (155.4)

About Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 400 million homes worldwide in over 120 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.

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