Monday, March 20, 2023

Velasquez, Carmouche make weight for title fight –

HONOLULU – The main event for the first of two back-to-back Bellator shows in Hawaii is official after both title fighters made weight.

Women’s flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez (12-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) and challenger Liz Carmouche (16-7 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) both hit their marks on the scale Thursday in Honolulu to make the Bellator 278 headliner official.

Velasquez was the first fighter to the scale in the one-hour official weigh-in window. She came in under the title-fight limit at 124.8 pounds. Carmouche was right behind her and was 125 on the nose.

Check out their trips to the scale in the video above.

Bellator 278 takes place Friday at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. It is the first of back-to-back Bellator events in Hawaii’s capital city. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

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