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ALESSIO SAKARA-JOEY BELTRAN SET FOR ‘BELLATOR 168’ MAIN EVENT — TOMORROW, LIVE & FREE AT 4 PM ET/3 PM CT ON SPIKE
FLORENCE, ITALY — (December 9, 2016) — Following weigh-ins on Friday morning from Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in the capital city of Tuscany, all 10 competitors fighting during the main card of “Bellator 168: Sakara vs. Beltran” are now ready to compete tomorrow night at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT, LIVE and FREE on SPIKE.
The mixed martial arts portion of action is headlined by a light heavyweight main event contest featuring Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (18-11, 2 NC), who will take on Joey Beltran (17-13, 1 NC). In addition, John Salter (12-3) meets Claudio Annicchiarico (1-4) in a middleweight bout, Philipe Lins (10-1) competes against Kleber Raimundo Silva (12-7), Goiti Yamauchi (20-3) returns to lightweight action against Valeriu Mircea (12-3), and Ed Ruth (1-0) looks to remain undefeated in 2016 on short notice against Emanuele Palombi (5-2)
See below for complete weights and photos from today’s weigh-in proceedings.
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joey Beltran (205.2) vs. Alessio Sakara (203.6)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Kleber Raimundo Silva (205.9) vs. Philipe Lins (205.8)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Claudio Annicchiarico (185.2) vs. John Salter (185.2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Valeriu Mircea (154.5) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (156)
Catchweight Feature Fight: Ed Ruth (189.2) vs. Emanuele Palombi (187.2)
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