The weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s Bellator 14 event in Chicago have been completed.
Bellator 14 will air live on Fox Sports Net, with highlight shows airing Saturday night on NBC, Telemundo and mun2.
The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between former NCAA wrestling champion and 2008 Olympian Ben Askren and Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas. Thomas used the weigh-ins as an opportunity to build anticipation for the fight and to get under Askren’s skin.
“Ben is a great wrestler, but this isn’t a wrestling match,” Thomas said during the press conference portion of the event. “So we’re gonna find out if he’s a real fighter or if he should just stick to wrestling.”
“The last person who talked about my wrestling got put to sleep,” replied Askren.
Ben Askren (170.5) vs. Ryan Thomas (170.5)
Shad Lierley (144.5) vs. Wilson Reis (145.5)
Mike Ricci (155.5) vs. Pat Curran (155.5)
James Krause (155.5) vs. Toby Imada (155.5)
Jeff Curran (141) vs. Bryan Goldsby (141)
Felice Herrig (117) vs. Jessica Rakoczy (121)
Daniel Straus (154) vs. Jonatas Novaes (156)
Louis Taylor (185.5) vs. Ryan Sturdy (188.5)*
* Sturdy has 90 minutes to make weight.