Both Johnson and Ivanov were cleared to compete at Thursday’s pre-fight weigh-ins, checking in at 245.3 and 255.7 pounds, respectively.
Bellator 116 takes place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and airs live on Spike TV. The televised portion of the card will also see former heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov (235.7) take on Siala-Mou Siliga (264.9) in the other tournament semifinal.
Additionally, Nathan Coy (170.6) will collide with Adam McDonough (170.9) to decide the first Season 10 welterweight finalist, while Joe Pacheco (185.9) battles Brandon Halsey (185.8) in the middleweight round-of-four.
The event will also showcase the final fight of Vladimir Matyushenko’s (205.5) long career, as the former UFC title contender and IFL champion takes on another Octagon alumnus in Joey Beltran (204.5).
Bellator 116 Weigh-In Results:
Lavar Johnson (245.3) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (255.7)
Alexander Volkov (235.7) vs. Siala-Mou Siliga (264.9)
Nathan Coy (170.6) vs. Adam McDonough (170.9)
Joe Pacheco (185.9) vs. Brandon Halsey (185.8)
Vladimir Matyushenko (205.5) vs. Joey Beltran (204.5)
Dave Vitkay (184.4) vs. Keith Berry (185.4)
Poppies Martinez (155.1) vs. Josh Smith (154.8)
Brandon Bender (145.8) vs. Mario Navarro (145)
Joe Taimanglo (135.6) vs. Robert Emerson (136)
Karo Parisyan (170.7) vs. Ron Keslar (170.8)
Luis Philipe Lins (205.1) vs. Travis Clark (205.1)
Ricky Rainey (171) vs. Andy Murad (*178.9)
Carlos Eduardo (205) vs. Rodney Wallace (205.8)
*Murad missed weight. His bout with Ricky Rainey will now be contested at a 180-pound catch-weight