LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ON THE LINE IN DYNAMIC MAIN EVENT DURING ‘BELLATOR 163’ TONIGHT LIVE AND FREE ON SPIKE
UNCASVILLE, CONN. (Nov. 3, 2016) –The official weigh-in for “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” took place this evening inside of the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., and the competitors are now ready for action LIVE and FREE tomorrow on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
The “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” main card is highlighted by a light heavyweight world title fight pitting current division champion Liam McGeary (11-0) against Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (16-3) and a welterweight co-main clash between Connecticut’s own Brennan Ward (13-4) and Saad Awad (19-8). In addition, a welterweight showdown pitting Paul “Semtex” Daley (38-14-2) against Derek “The Barbaric” Anderson (14-2) and a heavyweight bout featuring Sergei Kharitonov (23-5) against Javy “Eye Candy” Ayala (9-5) will also be featured on the SPIKE-televised event.
The Bellator.com-streamed preliminary portion of the event is headlined by the highly anticipated professional debut of blue chip prospects Ed Ruth and Tyrell Fortune. In addition, Royce Gracie’s nephew, Neiman Gracie (4-0), will challenge Rudy Bears (16-14) in a catchweight bout that will also be featured on the preliminary card.
Main Card: (Live on SPIKE – 9 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT)
Light Heavyweight World Title Fight: Liam McGeary (204) vs. Phil Davis (204)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: Brennan Ward (170.5) vs. Saad Awad (170.25)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Paul Daley (171) vs. Derek Anderson (170.5)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Sergei Kharitonov (263.5) vs. Javy Ayala (265)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 6:45 p.m. ET/5:45 p.m. CT)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Ed Ruth (190.25) vs. Dustin Collins-Miles (192)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tyrell Fortune (248.75) vs. Cody Miskell (263)
Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Neiman Gracie (174.25) vs. Rudy Bears (172.5)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Josh Diekmann (228) vs. Tyler King (238)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Blair Tugman (145) vs. Walter Smith-Cotito (144.5)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Skrzat (193.75) vs. Tim Caron (193.25)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ilya Kotau (169.5) vs. Carlos Corriea (170.5)
Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Sarah Payant (126) vs. Hannah Regina (124)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Keenan Raymond (162.75) vs. Kastroit Xhema (159)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: James Boran (168.25) vs. Vinicius De Jesus (170)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Thomas English (144.5) vs. Christopher Foster (144.5)
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