Luis Santos (left) squares off with Ben Saunders at the Bellator 53 weigh-ins. Photo courtesy of Bellator Fighting Championships

MIAMI, Okla. — Fighter weigh-ins for Bellator 53 took place Friday in Miami, Okla., at the¬†Buffalo Run Casino, the same location that will host Saturday’s fight card, which will air LIVE on MTV2 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) and will feature the semifinals of the season five welterweight tournament.¬†Prior to the main card, will stream the preliminary card live starting at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).

The Bellator 53 weigh-in results are as follows:


  • Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Luis Santos (170.5) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5)
  • Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Fight: Douglas Lima (170.5) vs. Chris Lozano (169.75)
  • Featherweight Tournament Qualifier Fight: Kenny Foster (146) vs. Ronnie Mann (145.75)
  • Heavyweight Tournament Alternate Fight: Josh Burns (262.5) vs. Thiago Santos (263.5)


  • Middleweight Local Feature Fight: Darryl Cobb (185) vs. Giva Santana (185.5)
  • Catchweight (175 lbs.) Local Feature Fight: A.J. Matthews (175) vs. Rudy Bears (174)
  • Light Heavyweight Local Feature Fight: Myron Dennis (204.5) vs. Raphael Davis (206)
  • Catchweight (160 lbs.) Local Feature Fight: Greg Scott (157) vs. Emanuel Brooks (160.5)

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