Tomorrow's Bellator 290 will be headlined by the two heavyweights, Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko as they clash for Bellator gold. This is the second time these two have seen each other under the Bellator lights. There's a lot on the line for these two including Fedor deeming this his final walk and final fight of such an amazing and empowering career. The co-main event is just as intriguing as Middleweight Champion Johnny Eblen welcomes the challenger, Anatoly Tokov, to dance for the Middleweight Championship. This matchup is very exciting as both men have extensive wrestling backgrounds but are also great on their feet. This should be a great fight. To open up the Bellator main-card on CBS, Connecticut's Brennan Ward will take on American Top Team's Sabah Homasi in a Welterweight slugfest. Both of these guys are known to stand there and bang. Ward is known for power in both hands and Homasi is known for his overhand right which has been a problem for opponents in past fights. The Bellator 290 Preliminary Card will also throw down with names like Jornel Lugo, Henry Corales, Darrion Caldwell, and many more on the card. Stay tuned below as this article will be updated when fighters step on the scale this morning.
Bellator 290 Main Card:
Ryan Bader (31-7) 234.4lbs vs. Fedor Emelianenko (40-6) 236.2lbs
Johnny Eblen (12-0) 184lbs vs Anatoly Tokov (31-3) 148.8lbs
Sabah Homasi (17-10) 170.8lbs vs. Brennan Ward (16-6) 170.8lbs
Bellator 290 Prelims:
Ethan Hughes (3-0) 170.8lbs vs. Yusuf Karakaya (1-0) 170.8lbs
Isaiah Hokit (2-1) 145.6lbs vs. Peter Ishiguro (2-1) 145lbs
Jornel Lugo (8-1) 135lbs vs. Jaylon Bates (6-0) 136lbs
Neiman Gracie (11-4) 170.4lbs vs. Dante Schiro (9-4) 170.6lbs
Lorenz Larkin (24-7) 171lbs vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov (15-1) 171lbs
Henry Corrales (20-6) 145.6lbs vs. Akhmedov Magomedov (15-1) 145.2lbs
Steve Mowry (10-0) 253.4lbs vs. Ali Isaev (9-0) 261.8lbs
Chris Gonzalez (7-2) 155.6lbs vs. Max Rohskopf (7-1) 155.6lbs
Grant Neal (6-1) 205.2lbs vs. Karl Albrektsson (13-4) 205.2lbs
Alejandra Lara (9-6) 125.8lbs vs. Diana Avsaragova (5-0) 128.8lbs**
Darrion Caldwell (15-5) 135.8lbs vs. Nikita Mikhailov (9-2) 135.4lbs
*= Bate's weighed in 0.8lbs over the 136lb limit and will be given the rest of the hour to cut and make the 136lb Bantamweight limit. UPDATE: In a second attempt, he weighed in at 136.2lbs, however the commission asked him to shred the extra 0.2lbs. UPDATE: Bate's makes the 136lb Bantamweight limit successfully.
**= Avsaragova missed the flyweight limit by 2.8 pounds.