The Bellator 209 headliner will proceed as planned, as both Patricio Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez hit their contracted marks for Thursday’s featherweight title showdown.
Freire, the reigning 145-pound champion, tipped the scales at 144.5 pounds, while Sanchez checked in at 143 pounds. Bellator 209 takes place Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel and will see Haim Gozali (170) meet Ryan Couture (169) in the evening’s co-main event. Bellator 209 will air via tape-delay on Paramount Network and DAZN on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
Freire, 31, is coming off a five-round split decision verdict over Daniel Weichel in a title defense at Bellator 203 this past July. The Brazilian regained the featherweight crown with a second-round submission of Daniel Straus at Bellator 178 in April 2017.
Sanchez has won seven of his last eight Bellator appearances. The 28-year-old Roufusport product is coming off a first-round submission of Sam Sicilia at Bellator 198 on April 28.
Bellator 209 Weigh-In Results:
Patricio Freire (144.5) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (143)
Haim Gozali (170) vs. Ryan Couture (169)
Phil Davis (206) vs. Vadim Nemkov (204.5)
Olga Rubin (143.5) vs. Cindy Dandois (145.5)
Adam Keresh (238) vs. Kirill Sidelnikov (262)
Khonry Gracie (169.8) vs. Ron Becker (168.6)
Aviv Gozali (155.2) vs. Anton Lazebnov (147.7)
Jackie Gosh (171.9) vs. Jamil Ibragimov (169.8)
Liudvik Sholinian (145.5) vs. Sidemar Honorio (144.4)
Kirill Medvedovsky (152.1) vs. Denis Palancica (143.3)
Yulia Sachkov (110.2) vs. Viktoria Makarova (112.4)
Honor Kelesh (145.5) vs. Andrei Barbarosa (142.2)
Fadi Haiyadre (170.9) vs. Christos Nicolaou (170.9)
Levi Matan (169.8) vs. Simon Smotritsky (169.8)
Ion Pop (146.6) vs. Itzik Rubinov (144.4)
Nisim Rozales (205) vs. Nika Ben Tuashy (199.5)
Note: A scheduled preliminary lightweight bout between Ido Halfon and Itay Tratner has been canceled due to Halfon missing weight.