Bellator 79 Weigh-In Recap: Rich Hale, Thiago Santos, Shahbulat Shamhalaev and More


Bellator 79 will take place Friday night from the Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. The main event will feature one-half of the season seven heavyweight tournament semifinal, as Rich Hale battles Thiago Santos.

Both fighters weighed in successfully, along with the rest of the card, on Thursday.

Bellator 79's main card airs on MTV2, while the prelims stream online. Below are the complete weigh-in results:


Rich Hale (238.4 lbs.) vs. Thiago Santos (265.2 lbs.) in heavyweight tournament semifinal

Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.6 lbs.) vs. Mike Richman (145.2 lbs.) in featherweight tournament semifinal

Douglas Lima (179.4 lbs.) vs. Kobe Ortiz (179.8 lbs.)

Ryan Ford (169.8 lbs.) vs. Kyle Baker (170.8 lbs.)


Christ Franck (172.2 lbs.) vs. Marcus Aurelio (170.4 lbs.)

Vladimir Starcencov (260.2 lbs.) vs. Vitaly Minakov (245.8 lbs.)

Josh Pulsifier (155.4 lbs.) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4 lbs.)

Jonny Carson (155.6 lbs.) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6 lbs.)

Ed Carpenter (236.6 lbs.) vs. Josh Appelt (256.2 lbs.)

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