Newkirk, OK. (April 8, 2011) â€” Bellator 40 takes place at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, OK, where the official weigh-ins and pre-fight press conference have just been conducted. Headlining the show will be current Bellator Welterweight World Champion Ben â€œFunkyâ€ Askren versus former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Nick â€œThe Goatâ€ Thompson in a non-title Super Fight.
Also on the main card will be two semifinal bouts featuring Jay Hieron battling Brent Weedman to determine Rick Hawnâ€™s opponent in the Bellator Welterweight Finals, while Michael Chandler and Lloyd Woodard, enter the cage for a chance to fight the dangerous Patricky Pitbull in the Lightweight Finals.
Bellator 40 will be broadcast LIVE on Saturday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT exclusively on MTV2.
The official results of tonightâ€™s weigh-in are as follows:
Welterweight Super Fight: Champ Ben Askren (170.6 lbs.) vs. Nick Thompson (170.8 lbs.)
Welterweight Semifinal Fight: Brent Weedman (170.2 lbs.) vs. Jay Hieron (170.5 lbs.)
Lightweight Semifinal Fight: Lloyd Woodard (155 lbs.) vs. Michael Chandler (155 lbs.)
Local Feature Fight: Nate James (170 lbs.) vs. Tyler Stinson (170 lbs.)
Local Feature Fight: Josh Burns (257.2 lbs.) vs. Eric Prindle (265 lbs.)
Local Feature Fight: David Rickles (169 lbs.) vs. Dylan Smith (169 lbs.)
Local Feature Fight: Cody Carrillo (155 lbs.) vs. Michael Osborn (155 lbs.)
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