The Bellator 284 weigh ins are all accounted for and only a few fighters missed their marks. The event takes place Friday, August 12 from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Prelims begin at 6:00 PM ET and the main card goes live at 9:00 PM ET.
The main event is USA native Neiman Gracie (11-3-0) taking on Brazilian Goiti Yamauchi (27-5-0) in the welterweight division. Gracie is looking to make a statement since his decision loss to Logan Storley earlier this year. Yamauchi may prove difficult however, having stopped his last two opponents in the first round.
The co-main event is Russian fighter Valentin Moldavsky (11-2-0) vs Steve Mowry (10-0-0) in the heavyweight division. Moldavsky was on a tear in the division, before his January loss to Ryan Bader, in a five round decision. Not only does Mowry remain undefeated, he has finished every fighter he’s met in Bellator, with only one fighter making it out of the first round.
Here’s a video, courtesy of Bellator MMA, of the weigh ins. Below that, are the remaining Bellator 284 weigh ins.
Bellator 284 Weigh Ins
Main Card (airing on Showtime at 9:00 PM ET)
Neiman Gracie (11-3-0), (170.4lbs) vs Goiti Yamauchi (27-5-0), (170lbs) – welterweight bout
Valentin Moldavsky (11-2-0), (238.2lbs) vs Steve Mowry (10-0-0), (249.8lbs) – heavyweight bout
Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (11-2-0), (129lbs)* vs Bruna Ellen (6-3-0), (l125.6bs) – women’s flyweight bout
Said Sowma (8-3-0), (243.3lbs) vs Gokhan Saricam (7-1-0), (248.2lbs) – heavyweight bout
Austin Vanderford (11-1-0), (184.4lbs) vs Aaron Jeffery (12-3-0), (185lbs) – middleweight bout
Prelims (airing on Showtime airing at 6:00 PM ET)
Josh Hill (21-4-0), (135.8lbs) vs Marcos Breno (14-2-0), (136lbs) – bantamweight bout
Deanna Bennet (12-7-1), (125.2lbs) vs Justine Kish (8-5-0), (128.4lbs)* – women’s flyweight bout
Sullivan Cauley (3-0-0), (205.4lbs) vs Tyson Jeffries (debut), (201.8lbs) – light heavyweight bout
Pat Downey (debut), (186lbs) vs Keyes Nelson (0-3-0), (183.6lbs) – middleweight bout
Isaiah Hokit (1-1-0), (154lbs) vs Nick Perez (debut), (157.4lbs)* – featherweight bout – cancelled
Bailey Schoenfelder (2-0-0), (227.8lbs) vs Mark Currier (1-1-0), (260.6lbs) – heavyweight bout
Mitchell Mckee (2-0-0), (135lbs) vs Tony Ortega (5-4-0), (134.6lbs) – bantamweight bout
Brett Bye (2-0-0), (173.8lbs) vs M, A, Yah Ii (8-0-0), (174.4lbs) – contract weight fight at 175lbs
That wraps it up for the Bellator 284 weigh ins. Two fighters will be fined for missing weight and Hokit vs Perez is cancelled. Be sure to tune into Showtime when the event goes live Friday, August 12, 2022 at 6:00 PM PT.
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