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Eric Prindle gets title-shot after Thiago Santos fails to make heavyweight limit for Bellator 62 headliner

For the second time in as many weeks a bout between Bellator Season 5 heavyweight tournament finalists Thiago Santos and Eric Prindle was scratched from a card’s headlining slot due to one of the involved fighters’ inability to compete. While last week’s cancellation involved Prindle suffering from an undisclosed illness, it appears his health was a moot point based on his Brazilian adversary’s inability to come in at 265 pounds for their pairing.

Santos stepped on the scale Thursday at 277.75 pounds, well north of the division’s limit. As a result Prindle was awarded the Season 5 crown including the attached money and crack at champion Cole Konrad. Today’s events mark the end of an overall ugly saga kicked off, literally, when Santos landed a blatant low blow on Prindle in their original meeting rendering Prindle unable to continue.

Fortunately, the other eight individuals highlighting the card as part of the Season 6 lightweight tourney avoided any similar issues with all hitting their required marks.

The main card for Bellator 62 starts at 8:00 PM EST on MTV 2 with prelims streaming on in the preceding hours.

Read below for a full list of weigh-in results. All numbers have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:

Sonny Luque (162.25) vs. Luis Vega (158.5)
Steven Peterson (145.25) vs. Chris Jones (145.75)
Joseph Daily (173.25) vs. Sean Spencer (170)
Dave Jansen (155.75) vs. Jacob Kirwan (155.5)
Douglas Frey (145.5) vs. Rad Martinez (145.75)
Thiago Michel (154.75) vs. Rene Nazare (155.75)
J.J. Ambrose (155) vs. Brent Weedman (155.75)
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.5) vs. Lloyd Woodard (154.75)
Rick Hawn (155.5) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.25)