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.
Bellator 171 Official Weigh-in Results
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)
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