All competitors for Friday night’s Bellator 71 event have made weight. Taking place that takes places at the Mountaineer Casion, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV, Bellator 71 kicks off the “Summer Series” and jump starts the Light-heavyweight tournament. West Virginia will witness the Bellator debut of Brett Rogers as the Strikeforce veteran looks to revive his career.
There was some pre-fight changing as Rich Hale was forced to withdraw due to sickness. Tim Carpenter made the move to replace Hale which left John Hawk without a fight.
Bellator 71’s main card airs on MTV2 as the prelims will be streamed on Spike.com.
Main Card (MTV2)
- Chris Davis (204.6) vs. Travis Wiuff (206)
- Zelg Galesic (205) vs. Attila Vegh (204.6)
- Roy Boughton (205.6) vs. Emanuel Newton (204.6)
- Tim Carpenter (204.2) vs. Beau Tribolet (204.6)
- Brett Rogers (264.8) vs. Kevin Asplund (246.8)
Preliminary Card (Spike.com)
- Dan Spohn (206) vs. Josh Stansbury (204.2)
- Duane Bastress (184.8) vs. Jason Butcher (186)
- Chris Goldbaugh (189.2) vs. Kevin Zalac (189.4) – 190-pound catchweight
- Neil Johnson (146) vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen (145.2)