Thursday’s official Bellator 277 fighter weigh-ins took place at the Bellator host hotel in San Jose, Calif. The nearby SAP Center hosts Friday’s event.
Among those who weighed in were featherweight champion A.J. McKee (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA) and former champ Patricio Freire (32-5 MMA, 20-5 BMMA), who meet in a rematch of their July 2021 bout.
McKee was the first of all fighters to weigh in, and came in under the championship limit with a loud roar. Freire weighed in, in the middle of the Bellator 277 pack, but also came in lighter than necessary.
Light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov (15-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) and Corey Anderson (16-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), who fight for the title in the 205-pound grand prix final, also hit their marks with seemingly-relative ease. Nemkov came in light, shortly before Anderson hit 205 pounds on the nose.
All 28 fighters scheduled to compete Friday made weight in under 45 minutes.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒊𝒈𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚@AJMcKee101 vs. @PatricioPitbull II and the $1m #BellatorLHWGP final between @VadimNemkov & @Corey_MMA goes down on Friday night!
The #Bellator277 main card commences at 10pm ET / 7pm PT LIVE on @SHOSports! pic.twitter.com/Cc49lv9oPe
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) April 15, 2022
The full Bellator 277 weigh-in results:
Champ A.J. McKee (144.4) vs. Patricio Freire (144.6) – for featherweight title
Champ Vadim Nemkov (204.4) vs. Corey Anderson (205) – for light heavyweight title; light heavyweight tournament final
Adli Edwards (149.6) vs. Aaron Pico (149.4)
Tim Johnson (260) vs. Linton Vassell (239.6)
Gaston Bolanos (144.4) vs. Daniel Carey (144.8)
Rakim Cleveland (238.6) vs. Tyrell Fortune (258)
Rafael Carvalho (206) vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (205.4)
Kyle Crutchmer (170.5) vs. Michael Lombardo (170.3)
Calob Ramirez (135.7) vs. Bobby Seronio III (135.8)
Rhalan Gracie (170) vs. Tyson Miller (170.4)
Edwin De Los Santos (124.8) vs. Alberto Mendez (124.5)
Socrates Hernandez (145.5) vs. Rogelio Luna (145)
Laird Anderson (145) vs. JT Donaldson (144.6)
Alan Benson (203.4) vs. Theo Haig (201.5)