Watch today's official weigh-ins and pre-fight presser for Bellator Fighting Championships 27 right here at BloodyElbow.com, then join us back here on Thursday night at 8:00 PM ET for live results and discussion with the start of the Fox Sports Net broadcast.
In the main event, Season One featherweight tournament winner Joe Soto becomes the first Bellator champion to defend his title, putting his unbeaten record on the line against Season Two winner Joe Warren. The other televised bouts wrap up the opening round this season's bantamweight tourney, with three men advancing to join Jose Vega in the semifinals.
Official weigh-in results:
Bellator Featherweight Championship Bout Joe Soto (144.8 lbs.) vs. Joe Warren (143.6 lbs.)
Bellator Season 3 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinals Travis Reddinger (135 lbs.) vs. Ulysses Gomez (135.2 lbs.) Zach Makovsky (134.4 lbs.) vs. Nick Mamalis (135.8 lbs.) Bryan Goldsby (135.8 lbs.) vs. Ed West (135 lbs.)
Local Feature Fights Andrew Craig (184 lbs.) vs. Rodrigo Pinheiro (185 lbs.) Aaron Barringer (154.4 lbs.) vs. Gilbert Jimenez (154.2 lbs.) Dale Mitchell (264.2 lbs.) vs. Richard Odoms (260.4 lbs.) Joe Christopher (170.6 lbs.) vs. Andrew Chappelle (169.6 lbs.) Jon Kirk (205 lbs.) vs. Shane Faulkner (204.6 lbs.) Steven Peterson (145.5 lbs.) vs. Ernest de la Cruz (144.4 lbs.)