Official Weigh-In Results For PFL Champions Vs. Bellator Champions

PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions takes place tomorrow, February 24th on ESPN+ PPV and DAZN PPV with the Early Card beginning at 12:00 PM ET – Renan Ferreira and Ryan Bader collide in the PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions Heavyweight Main Event

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), a titan in the world of sports leagues, heralds the dawn of 2024 with an unparalleled MMA spectacle, pitting PFL champions against Bellator’s finest. The evening’s agenda is packed with titleholder clashes and marquee names exchanging blows in the PFL’s state-of-the-art SmartCage.

At the pinnacle of the evening, the heavyweight behemoths collide: PFL’s 2023 heavyweight victor, Renan “Problema” Ferreira, squares off against Bellator’s reigning heavyweight monarch, Ryan “Darth” Bader. Tipping the scales at a formidable 263.2 pounds, Ferreira steps in fresh from his PFL title conquest. Bader, the Bellator heavyweight custodian since 2019, counters at 231.1 pounds.

The evening’s penultimate fight sees 2023’s PFL Light Heavyweight Champion, Impa “Tshilobo” Kasanganay, venturing back to the middleweight fray to challenge Bellator’s middleweight kingpin, Johnny Eblen. Kasanganay, basking in the glow of his PFL triumph, registered at 185.8 pounds, while Eblen, aiming to keep his unbeaten streak alive, clocked in at 185.5 pounds.

PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions Card – 3 pm ET

PFL Champion vs. Bellator Champion – Heavyweight
Renan Ferreira 263.2 lbs vs. Ryan Bader 231.1 lbs

PFL Champion vs. Bellator Champion – Middleweight
Impa Kasanganay 185.8 lbs vs. Johnny Eblen 185.5 lbs 

Catchweight (182 lbs) Bout
Ray Cooper III 182.4 lbs vs. Jason Jackson 182 lbs

Heavyweight Bout
Bruno Cappelozza 236.2 lbs vs. Vadim Nemkov 238.1 lbs 

Light Heavyweight Bout
Thiago Santos 205.2 lbs vs. Yoel Romero 205 lbs

Lightweight Bout
Clay Collard 155.5 lbs vs. AJ McKee 154.8 lbs 

Early Card – 12 pm ET

Lightweight Bout
Henry Corrales 155.7 lbs. Vs. Aaron Pico: 155.7

Lightweight Bout
Biaggio Ali Walsh 155.4 lbs vs. Emmanuel Palacio 152.6 lbs 

Women’s Catchweight (165 lbs) Bout
Claressa Shields 164.4 lbs vs. Kelsey DeSantis 164.6 lbs

Featherweight Bout
Abdullah Al-Qahtani 146 lbs vs. Edukondal Rao 145.7 lbs 

Amateur Catchweight (129 lbs) Bout
Malik Basahel 124.9 lbs vs. Vinicius Pereira 129.2 lbs *

* Vinicius Pereira missed weight. The bout will now be contested at a 129 lbs catchweight.

A catchweight contest brings together two welterweight titans: PFL’s two-time champion Ray Cooper III and Bellator’s welterweight champion, Jason Jackson. Cooper marked the scale at 182.4 pounds, with Jackson a hair lighter at 182 pounds.

In a heavyweight slugfest, ex-PFL champion Bruno Cappelozza faces off with Bellator’s Vadim Nemkov. Cappelozza’s weight was noted at 236.2 pounds, with Nemkov slightly heavier at 238.1 pounds.

Additionally, a light heavyweight duel features PFL’s leading contender Thiago “Maretta” Santos against Bellator’s top challenger Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero, with Santos weighing 205.2 pounds and Romero at an even 205 pounds.

Launching the PFL vs. Bellator showdown, the lightweight elites clash as PFL’s 2023 runner-up, “Cassius” Clay Collard, meets former Bellator Lightweight Champion AJ “Mercenary” McKee, with Collard at 155.5 pounds and McKee slightly lighter at 154.8 pounds.