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Title Fight Official; 1 Fighter Heavy


Both semifinals of the Bellator MMA World Lightweight Grand Prix are now official.

All 13 mixed martial arts matches on the card are intact after weighing. Only one fighter lost weight as Bobby Lee entered 0.8kg over the lightweight limit for his fight against Nick Brown. As a result, Lee has been fined a percentage of his wallet and the fight will continue differently as planned. It is also worth noting that Maria Henderson and Colette Santiago both weighed in, despite the fight that had previously been promoted as a straw contest.

The Headlining Bellator 268 is a lightweight heavyweight bout between champion Vadim Nemkov and alternate tournament Julius Anglickas. Nemkoff (14-2) is undefeated since entering the ascent and recently won consecutive victories over Ryan Bander and Phil Davis. Anglickas (10-1) will offer a new challenge and is also undefeated in the Bellator. The Russian champion climbed the scale to 204.7 pounds, while Anglicas weighed 204 kg.

The other light heavyweight semifinalist will see a new No. 1 contender crowned heavyweight champion, Ryan Bander will look to give Cory Anderson his first major test in promotion. Bader (28-6, 1 NC) returned from the loss of the belt by winning a unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida, while Anderson (15-5) has accumulated two victories in the Bellator cage. The “Darth” weighed 204.1 kg, while Anderson looked in shape as always at 203.6 kg.

The central card of the Bellator 268 will be shown live on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Three hours of preliminary matches will be shown on YouTube at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Bellator 268 weighing results:

Vadim Nemkov (204.7) vs. Julius Anglickas (204)
Ryan Bader (204.1) vs. Corey Anderson (203.6)
Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Brent Primus (155.4)
Henry Corrales (145.6) vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko (145.4)
Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (205.4) vs. Karl Albrektsson (204.1)
Sullivan Cauley (204.2) vs. Deon Clash (205.2)
Nick Browne (155.3) vs. Bobby Lee (156.8) *
Javier Torres (184.3) vs. Gregory Milliard (184.6)
Sumiko Inaba (124.9) vs. Randi Field (125.9)
Lance Gibson Jr. (155.5) vs. Raymond Pina (154.6)
Jaylon Bates (135) vs. Raphael Montini de Lima (135)
Mukhamed Berkhamov (170.7) vs. Jaleel Willis (169.9)
Maria Henderson (123.7) vs. Collette Santiago (126)

* Lee lost 0.8 kg and was fined a percentage of his wallet.