Tonight, UFC and WSOF veteran Melvin Guillard makes his Bellator debut, and now, he's successfully cleared the first hurdle to a successful debut: making weight.
At last night's weigh-in, Guillard came in at 155.4 pounds, not quite inside the Lightweight limit of 155, but still within the additional one pound allottment. Opponent Brandon Girtz weighed in at 155.8.
This is notable as it is the first time Guillard has actually made weight since his last UFC fight in March 2014, a decision loss to Michael Johnson. In the time since that fight, Guillard has twice fought for WSOF. Both times, he failed to make weight, coming in at 157 and 159, and forcing both fights to be moved to Catchweight affairs. This included a planned title fight against Justin Gaethje, which then had to be changed to a non-title fight (Guillard lost that fight via decision, and was later granted his release by WSOF). Guillard also did not make weight against Donald Cerrone back in 2012.
It remains to be seen if this is a sign that Guillard is back on track, but it does show that his Bellator run is already running more smoothly than his WSOF career.
Full weigh-in results for Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz are below. And be sure to join us tonight for live coverage as the show airs at 9:00 p.m. ET, live on Spike.
BELLATOR 141 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
Lightweight Bout: Melvin Guillard (155.4) vs. Brandon Girtz (155.8)
Lightweight Bout: Patricky Pitbull (156) vs. Saad Awad (155.8)
Heavyweight Bout: Justin Wren (246) vs. Josh Burns (262.8)
Heavyweight Bout: Raphael Butler (260.2) vs. Lorenzo Hood (256.2)
Middleweight Bout: AJ Matthews (184.8) vs. Emiliano Sordi (185.6)
Lightweight Bout: Brent Primus (155.4) vs. Derek Anderson (155.8)
Featherweight Bout: Marloes Coenen (145.6) vs. Arlene Blencowe (145.8)
Strawweight Bout: Ilima Macfarlane (125.2) vs. Maria Rios (125.4)
Featherweight Bout: A.J. McKee (145.8) vs. James Barnes (145)
Welterweight Bout: Curtis Millender (170.6) vs. Steven Ciaccio (170.4)
Featherweight Bout: Adrienna Jenkins (144.4) vs. Lissette Neri (143.2)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Ray Sloan (202) vs. Luc Bondole (203.4)
Welterweight Bout: Johnny Cisneros (170.8) vs. Gabriel Miglioli (170.2)