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The Bellator 28 fighters had their weigh-ins today in New Orleans.
The Bellator Fighting Championships hosted the official Weigh-ins for the Bellator 28 fighters. All the 18 competitors made weight successfully. The weigh-ins took place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans.
MMA veteran Rich Clementi (155.6 pounds) and co-headliner Carey Vanier (156) both made weight without issue.
Meanwhile Bellator gained fame with its intriguing eight-man tournaments, Bellator 28 takes a rare night off from these affairs in order to give chance to its stars and new prospects.
UFC veterans Clementi and Matt Horwich wants to be on the Bellator banner while tourney competitors Georgi Karakhanyan and Eric Schambari also aspire for victory.
The full weigh-in results included:
Georgi Karakhanyan (145.4) vs. Anthony Leone (146)
Matt Horwich (185.6) vs. Eric Schambari (184.2)
Rich Clementi (155.6) vs. Carey Vanier (156)
Marcus Andrusia (155.4) vs. Eric Larkin (155.4)
Tonny Canales (151.8) vs. J.C. Pennington (154.8)
Kelvin Doss (232.8) vs. Tony Roberts (229.6)
Brock Kerry (135.8) vs. Jonathan Mackles (135.6)
Charlie Rader (170.8) vs. Josh Rafferty (169.2)
Scott O’Shaughnessy (155.8) vs. Gabe Woods (155)
To sustain his child's needs, Carey Vanier decided to be a full-time MMA fighter.
Carey Vanier will disregard Best Buy even if there are risks. The Bellator lightweight was interviewed for a promotion at the big-box retailer and suddenly realized he hadn’t taken any. He was always uncertain if his career would give evident money to his son.
And what kind of example would he set for his child?
“It got my head going,” he said. Not long enough when he decided to put both feet on the octagon he had watched his college buddy and future stable mate Roger Huerta as he enters the MMA stardom. He gave up the manager’s position to became a fighter.
“I was like, I can do this,” Vanier (8-3 MMA, 1-1 BFC) said.Read the rest of the article »
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