Bellator MMA issued the following to MMANews.com on Thursday …
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS, PHOTOS AND INFORMATION FROM “BELLATOR MMA: KONGO VS. VOLKOV”
Mulvane, Kan. (June 25, 2015) – Following weigh-ins at Kansas Star Arena on Thursday, the Bellator 139 main event between Cheick Kongo (22-10-2) and Alexander Volkov (24-5) will go on as planned less than 24-hours later.
In addition to the headliner, “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov,” which airs live and free on Spike at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT, features three additional must-see main card bouts.
In the co-main event, home state hero David “The Caveman” Rickels (16-3) looks to put an end to the present winning streak of John “The Natural” Alessio (35-17). Not only is Rickels exciting once he enters the cage, but it’s his walkouts that also garner plenty of attention
The always-exciting Joe Schilling (2-4) will continue his torrid pace in 2015 when he meets promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato (4-1). “Stitch Em’ Up” is already slated to compete during the kickboxing portion of “Bellator: Dynamite” in September.
In the opening televised bout of the evening, former Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran (20-7) will try to put an end to his current two-fight skid when he meets 24-year-old Emmanuel Sanchez (10-1) on short notice. “Paddy Mike” was originally slated to face Goiti Yamauchi, but an injury derailed the tilt.
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Heavyweight Main Event: Cheick Kongo (238.6) vs. Alexander Volkov (242)
Bellator Lightweight Fight: David Rickels (155.9) vs. John Alessio (155.4)
Bellator Middleweight Fight: Joe Schilling (185.9) vs. Hisaki Kato (185.5)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Pat Curran (145.6) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (145.5)
Preliminary Card (6:45 p.m. ET)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Derek Bohi (264) vs. Frederick Brown (229.4)
Bellator Bantamweight Fight: Jeimeson Saudino (134.3) vs. Aaron Ely (134.7)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Iony Razafiarison (140.8) vs. Bryanna Fissori (144)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Alex Huddleston (248.6) vs. Javy Ayala (263.9)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Daniel Gallemore (264.9) vs. Augusto Sakai (263)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Bubba Jenkins (145.9) vs. Joe Wilk (145.8)
Bellator Lightweight Fight: Bobby Cooper (155.9) vs. Pablo Villaseca (156)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Greg Scott (145.7) vs. Gaston Reyno (145)
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
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About Kansas Star Arena:
The Kansas Star Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility, is located just off Exit 33 on the Kansas Turnpike and is adjacent to the Kansas Star Casino. The 42,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Kansas Star Arena is south-central Kansas’ home for big-name national acts such as Journey, Pat Benatar, Championship Rodeo, mixed martial arts events and more. The Arena accommodates up to 6,500 guests for headliner events. In 2014, Midwest Gaming and Travel awarded the Kansas Star more than 25 honors in its annual Reader’s Choice Awards, including “Best Concert Venue” in the state of Kansas. For more information, visit kansasstarcasino.com. Connect with Kansas Star Arena at facebook.com/kansasstararena and www.kansasstarcasino.com/entertain/arena. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Boyd Gaming and Kansas Star Casino press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.
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