Bellator 232 Weigh In Results
The official early weigh ins for Bellator 232 were not without controversy, as yet another fight was scrapped from the card in what has been a cavalcade of misfortune. Former Glory kickboxing stud Robin van Roosmalen missed the featherweight mark by a substantial 10lbs. Roosmalen would break out the towel for his second attempt and still came in at 155.25lbs.
Since Roosmalen was within a single weight class of his mark, Athletic commissioner Mike Mazzulli allowed the option for the fight to continue at catchweight if Roosmalen’s opponent Chris Lencioni was willing to accept and Bellator was willing to oblige as well. Ultimately it just wasn’t Roosmalen’s day and the bout was abandoned.
Losing the fight featuring the former Glory champ was indeed a blow to the weekend’s double header, but unfortunately for Bellator it was insult to injury after a long series of cancelled bouts. They would end up scrapping Brandon Medina vs Brandon Santiago, as well as Dalton Rosta’s initial opponent Ahmed Samir Hefny being replaced with newcomer Claude Wilcox.
Vitaly Minakov would be forced to withdraw from his bout with Javy Ayala, Saad Awad would replace Sabah Homasi in a 170lbs bout against veteran Paul Daley. Isaiah Chapman would be fined twenty percent of his total purse after barely missing his mark by a quarter pound. When it rains, it pours this time around at Mohegan Sun, but the show must go on.
A glimmer of promise still shines through the gathering clouds as the main event remained intact with Welterweight Champion Rory MacDonald and former champ Douglas Lema both making championship weight in their much anticipated rematch in Welterweight World Grand Prix final.
Rory MacDonald (169.25) vs Douglas Lima (169.25)
Saad Awad (173) vs Paul Daley (174.75)
Patrick Mix (136) vs Isaiah Chapman (136.25)
Nick Newell (159.75) vs Manny Muro (160)
Ryan Hardy Evans (170) vs Demetrious Plaza (170)
Craig Campbell (158) vs Kevin Ferguson Jr (160)
Lance Gibson Jr (155) vs Dominic Jones (154.25)
Zarruk Adashev (125.5) vs Tevin Dyce (125.25)
John Douma (135) vs Jornel Lugo (136)
Dan Cormier (125.5) vs John Lopez (124)
Devin Powell (155.25) vs Marcus Surin (155)
Catch all the main card action of Bellator 232 on 10/26/19 at Mohegan Sun Arena or on DAZN at 10pm ET.