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


Weigh-in results:

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 (

  • 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)