The official weigh-ins for tonight’s Bellator 171 card took place at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas with all fighters, barring one successfully made weight on the first attempt. 

The main event of the evening will feature the return of “The Young Assassin” Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3 NC) taking on the raising prospect Chidi Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) in an 180lbs catchweight bout.

In the evening’s co-main event, hometown Dave Rickels (17-4, 2 NC) makes his Bellator MMA return against Aaron Derrow (14-8) in a lightweight feature fight.

The main card also features an enticing featherweight clash pitting undefeated phenom A.J. McKee (6-0) against Brandon Phillips (6-2), as well as a female flyweight contest pairing Jessica Middleton (1-0) against Alice Yauger (4-4).

Bellator 171 goes down on Friday, January 27, 2017 at The Forum in Mulvane, Kansas.


Bruna Ellen vs. Carmella James

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Bellator 171 Official Weigh-in Results

Main Card 

Catchweight Main Event: Melvin Guillard (178.1) vs. Chidi Njokuani (179.7)

Lightweight Co-Main Event: Dave Rickels (170.3) vs. Aaron Derrow (169.8)

Featherweight Main Card Bout: A.J. McKee (145.6) vs. Brandon Phillips (146.8)*

Flyweight Main Card Bout: Jessica Middleton (126) vs. Alice Yauger (125.7)


Preliminary Card

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Harris (184.7) vs. Jordan Young (187)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Gaston Reyno (145.2) vs. Justin Overton (146) 

Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Jarod Trice (223.6) vs. Kevin Woltkamp (238)

Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tyrell Fortune (244.4) vs. Will Johnson (228.1)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Bruna Ellen (125) vs. Carmella James (124.2)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Will Lavine (170.8) vs. Domo Garcia (170.5) 

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Chance Rencountre (170) vs. Jake Lindsay (170.9) 

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Johnny Marigo (135.5) vs. Joe Fulk (135.9) 

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Manny Meraz (170.2) vs. Scott Heston (170.1) 

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Craig Farley (155.5) vs. Mike Breeden (155.9)

*fighter failed to make weight