While there was little doubt Cole Konrad and Neil Grove would both be under 265 pounds when they stepped on the scale Wednesday in Kansas City, both Bellator Heavyweight Tournament finalists certainly didn’t leave much room for error as each was within a few pounds of the allowed limit. All other Bellator 32 competitors made weight as well meaning the event will go on tonight as originally scheduled.
Konrad was the slightly bigger of the two top contenders, registering in at 264 lbs. with his opponent weighing in at a single pound less. The 26-year old training partner of UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar will be looking to go 7-0 in his career when steps into the cage later this evening. However, while the Minnesotan may be undefeated, the 6’6″ Grove has been in twice as many fights and has won three of his last four bouts by way of TKO (with the other being a draw).
Also notable at the proceedings, bantamweight title-contender Zack “Fun Size” Makovsky matched his opponent Ed West at 134.25 pounds for their championship clash but will still enter the cage with an advantage in the “nickname” department regardless of the weight.
Additionally, Ryan Thomas checked it at 169.5 pounds for his attempt to break newcomer Jim Wallhead‘s seven-fight win streak with the Brit being 168.75 lbs. respectively.
The complete results of the Bellator 32 weigh-in are as follows:
Shane Hutchinson (144 lbs) vs. Brian Davidson (145.75 lbs)
Jared Downing (134.9 lbs) vs. Danny Tims (135.9 lbs)
Chad Reiner (176 lbs) vs. Rudy Bears (180.75 lbs)
Ryan Roberts (145.75 lbs) vs. Eric Marriott (145.75 lbs)
Chris Page (166.50 lbs) vs. Michael Chandler (164.50 lbs)
Ryan Thomas (169.50 lbs) vs. Jim Wallhead (168.75 lbs)
Ed West (134.25 lbs) vs Zack Makovsky (134.25 lbs)
Cole Konrad (264 lbs) vs. Neil Grove (263 lbs)