Bellator 259: Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith 2 official weigh-in outcomes.
It gained’t be for much longer earlier than the Bellator cage is locked with Cristiane Justino (aka Cris Cyborg) and Leslie Smith locked inside, as the 2 meet as soon as once more, however this time with the Bellator ladies’s featherweight title on the road, in the principle occasion of Bellator 259.
The 2 first met at UFC 198 in Might 2016, a struggle at 140 kilos that noticed Justino win in simply over a minute.
Justino, the present champ and former UFC ladies’s featherweight champ, gained the Bellator title by ending Julia Budd at Bellator 238 and retained it by submitting Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249.
Smith scored a choice win over Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 224 however misplaced to Blencowe at Bellator 233. Smith competed at Bellator 245 in September, defeating Amanda Bell by choice.
The night’s co-main occasion will see former Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell return to 135, as he meets Leandro Higo. This bout may also be a rematch, as the 2 met when Caldwell was the defending champion at Bellator 195 in March 2018, submitting Higo in just below three minutes.
Official weigh-in outcomes for Bellator 259: Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith 2
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Champ Cris Cyborg (144.6) vs. Leslie Smith (143.6) – for ladies’s featherweight title
Darrion Caldwell (135.6) vs. Leandro Higo (137.5)*
Christian Edwards (202.7) vs. Ben Parrish (205.3)
Maycon Mendonca (170.9) vs. Jaleel Willis (170.3)
Fabian Edwards (185.5) vs. Austin Vanderford (185.3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (YouTube, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Nate Andrews (155.7) vs. Saad Awad (155.1)
Tyree Fortune (205.3) vs. Grant Neal (204.4)
Sumiko Inaba (125.5) vs. Kristina Katsikis (125.8)
Sean Felton (154.3) vs. Aviv Gozali (155.7)
Hannah Man (125.2) vs. Valerie Loureda (125.8)
Davion Franklin (264.8) vs. Tyler King (246.3)
Janay Harding (145.1) vs. Leah McCourt (149.4)+
Brett Johns (135.4) vs. Danny Sabatello (135.6)
Alfie Davis (155.1) vs. Alexander Shabliy (154.8)
missed the bantamweight restrict by 1.5 kilos
missed the featherweight restrict by 3.4 kilos
Bellator 259 takes place on Friday, Might 21, 2021, stay from the Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, CT. Comply with together with FanSided for all of your stay information and highlights.