SAN JOSE, Calif. – MMA Junkie was on scene and reported live from Thursday’s official Bellator 277 fighter weigh-ins.
The weigh-ins took place at the Bellator host hotel in San Jose, Calif. The nearby SAP Center hosts Friday’s event, which has a main card on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Among those who weighed in were featherweight champion A.J. McKee (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) and former champ Patricio Freire (32-5 MMA, 20-5 BMMA), who meet in a rematch of their July 2021 bout.
McKee was the first of all fighters to weigh in, and came in under the championship limit with a loud roar. Freire weighed in, in the middle of the Bellator 277 pack, but also came in lighter than necessary.
Light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov (15-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) and Corey Anderson (16-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), who fight for the title in the 205-pound grand prix final, also hit their marks with seemingly-relative ease. Nemkov came in light, shortly before Anderson hit 205 pounds on the nose.
All 28 fighters scheduled to compete Friday made weight in under 45 minutes.
The full Bellator 277 weigh-in results include:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ A.J. McKee (144.4) vs. Patricio Freire (144.6) – for featherweight titleChamp Vadim Nemkov (204.4) vs. Corey Anderson (205) – for light heavyweight title; light heavyweight tournament finalAdli Edwards (149.6) vs. Aaron Pico (149.4)Tim Johnson (260) vs. Linton Vassell (239.6)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Gaston Bolanos (144.4) vs. Daniel Carey (144.8)Rakim Cleveland (238.6) vs. Tyrell Fortune (258)Rafael Carvalho (206) vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (205.4)Kyle Crutchmer (170.5) vs. Michael Lombardo (170.3)Calob Ramirez (135.7) vs. Bobby Seronio III (135.8)Rhalan Gracie (170) vs. Tyson Miller (170.4)Edwin De Los Santos (124.8) vs. Alberto Mendez (124.5)Socrates Hernandez (145.5) vs. Rogelio Luna (145)Laird Anderson (145) vs. JT Donaldson (144.6)Alan Benson (203.4) vs. Theo Haig (201.5)