Alexander Shlemenko hit the scale on Thursday. | File photo: Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Alexander Shlemenko’s next middleweight title defense will move forward as planned, as both “Storm” and challenger Doug Marshall were cleared to compete at Thursday’s Bellator 109 weigh-in.
Shlemenko and Marshall tipped the scales at 184.7 and 184.3 pounds, respectively, ahead of Friday’s main event clash at Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
The Spike TV-broadcast main card will also see Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.4) do battle with Will Brooks (156) to determine the Season 9 lightweight tournament winner. Former lightweight title challenger Rick Hawn (170.5) will lock horns with Ron Keslar (170.7) to wrap up the Season 9 welterweight tournament, and UFC veteran Terry Etim (155.5) will clash with Patrick Cenoble (155.4).
The evening’s undercard streams live on Spike.com and will showcase a heavyweight pairing between Blagoi Ivanov (252.5) and Keith Bell (256.5), as well as a lightweight showdown between once-beaten prospect Bubba Jenkins (155.6) and Ian Rammel (155.8).
Bellator 109 Weigh-In Results
Alexander Shlemenko (184.7) vs. Doug Marshall (184.3)
Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.4) vs. Will Brooks (156)
Rick Hawn (170.5) vs. Ron Keslar (170.7)
Terry Etim (155.5) vs. Patrick Cenoble (155.4)
Goiti Yamauchi (152.3)* vs. Saul Almeida (145.9)
Blagoi Ivanov (252.5) vs. Keith Bell (256.5)
Ian Rammel (155.8) vs. Bubba Jenkins (155.6)
Brett Glass (155.7) vs. Brent Primus (155.5)
Lester Caslow (145.3) vs. Jay Haas (145.2)
Ahsan Abdullah (153) vs. Mike Bannon (155)
*Yamauchi missed weight and will forfeit a portion of his purse