Bellator 118 Weigh-Ins: Warren Cleared for Interim Title Tilt; Silva Misses Mark
By: Mike Whitman May 1, 2014
Silva checked in at 136.9 pounds at Thursday’s Bellator 118
weigh-ins, costing himself a shot at the promotion’s interim
Warren, meanwhile, weighed in without issue, tipping the scales
at 134.6 pounds ahead of Friday’s main event, which takes place at
Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., and airs live on Spike
TV. While the fight will remain five rounds, only Warren is
eligible to go home with the belt.
Warren was originally scheduled to lock horns with reigning
Dantas in the evening’s main event, but “Dudu” was forced to
withdraw from the bout recently due to a head injury sustained in
training. In his place steps Silva, who was supposed to challenge
Dantas last month at Bellator 111 before a knee injury placed him
on the sideline.
The Bellator 118 main card will also see Andrey
Koreshkov (171) lock horns with Justin
Baesman (170.6), who replaces Sam Oropeza in
the Season 10 welterweight tournament semifinals after Oropeza
failed to make weight for the third time in his last four outings.
Additionally, onetime bantamweight title challenger Marcos Galvao
(136.8) returns to action against undefeated prospect Thomas
Vasquez (134.6) in a 137-pound catch-weight affair. Just prior,
unbeaten light heavyweights Liam McGeary
(204) and Mike
Mucitelli (205) will square off in the opening round of the
2014 Summer Series tourney.
The evening’s undercard will be streamed live on Spike.com,
highlighted by a featherweight showdown between NCAA Division I
wrestling champion Darrion
Caldwell (145.8) and Joe