Kansas City, MO (August 25, 2010) — The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator Fighting Championships’ Thursday evening event at the Kansas City Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City will take place TONIGHT at 8 p.m. CT at the Marriott KJackC Downtown:

Basie Room (2nd Floor)
200 W. 12th St.
Kansas City, Mo 64105

The Bellator 26 weigh-in/pre-fight press conference will also stream LIVE at Bellator.com at 8 p.m. CT for those unable to attend.

Participants include Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney as well as all 16 competitors in Thursday’s event including Russian submission ace Alexey Oleinik, powerful heavyweight Mike “300” Hayes, Rubber/grudge match local bantamweights Danny Tims and Jose Vega, heavy-handed local star Tyler Stinson, Iraq War Veteran Steve Carl, Undefeated Irish sensation Aisling Daly, battle-tested 3-ranked 115 pounder Lisa Ward and more.

The event will be emceed by Bellator cage announcer Michael C. Williams and Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith.

The full fight card for Bellator 26 is below:


  • Special Feature Fight: Steve Carl (12-2) vs. Tyler Stinson (18-6) **
  • Opening-round Heavyweight Tournament Fight: Alexey Oleinik (27-5-1) vs. Tyler Stinson (18-6)
  • Opening-round Women’s World Championship Tournament Fight:  Aisling Daly (9-0) vs. Lisa Ward (13-5)
  • Opening-round Bantamweight Tournament Fight: Danny Tims (9-2) vs. Jose Vega (8-3)


  • Local Main Event: Zak Cummings (10-2) vs Rudy Bears (11-5)
  • Local Feature Fight #3: Kevin Croom (3-2) vs Brian Davidson (5-2)
  • Local Feature Fight #2: John Ott (7-6) vs Brian Imes (5-4)
  • Local Feature Fight #1: Demetrius Richards (5-3) vs Jeb Chiles (8-2)

**-(Catchweight bout of 175 lbs.)

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA or on Facebook at Facebook.com/Bellator.

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