Newkirk, OK. (April 8, 2011) — 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 “Funky” Askren versus former UFC and Strikeforce veteran Nick “The Goat” 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 Hawn’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 tonight’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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