The Bellator weigh-ins are taking place on Friday, January 24th at the Forum, in Inglewood, CA. The same venue that will host Saturday’s DAZN fight card, featuring a women’s featherweight title bout between champion Julia Budd and former UFC & Strikeforce belt holder Cris Cyborg. The bout will mark the Brazilian’s debut in her new promotional home, after leaving the UFC in 2019.
Cyborg enters this bout off a win over former Invicta champion Felicia Spencer, in what was her final bout in the Octagon. That win came on the heels of her shocking defeat at the hands of Amanda Nunes, who claimed the UFC featherweight title in the process. The loss to Nunes was the first for the long reigning queen of the 145 lb weight class, since her pro debut in 2005.
Budd enters this fight on her own impressive win streak, having last lost to Ronda Rousey way back in 2011, when both women were in Strikeforce. Budd first debuted for Bellator back in 2015, having put together a 4-fight unbeaten run in Invicta. She won the inagural Bellator women’s featherweight title back in 2017, defeating women’s MMA pioneer Marloes Coenen. Her upcoming fight with Cris Cyborg will be her fourth title defense. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for all the news and updates on Bellator 238 as fight night approaches.
Here are the weigh-in results:
Julia Budd (144.5) vs. Cris Cyborg (143.8)
Darrion Caldwell (144.6) vs. Adam Borics (144.9)
Sergio Pettis (135) vs. Alfred Khashakyan (135.9)
Raymond Daniels (169.8) vs. Jason King (169.7)
Ava Knight (114.5) vs. Emilee King (115.2)
Juan Archuleta (145.5) vs. Henry Corrales (145.3)
Aaron Pico (145.8) vs. Daniel Carey (144.9)
Jay Jay Wilson (146) vs. Mario Navarro (146)
Anthony Taylor (154.6) vs. Chris Avila (156)
Miguel Jacob (169.6) vs. David Pacheco (170.8)
Brandon Bender (159.3) vs. Joshua Jones (160.0)*
Ricardo Seixas (155.6) vs. Dominic Clark (155.1)
Tony Bartovich (144.5) vs. Jarett Conner (146)
AJ Agazarm (145.4) vs. Adel Altamimi (146)
Curtis Millender (178.8) vs. Moses Murrietta (179.5)
*Joshua Jones missed weight on his first attempt, but made the agreed upon 160 lb limit on his second attempt.