Friday, March 31, 2023

Juan Archuleta, Raufeon Stots make weight –

HONOLULU – The co-main event for the second of two back-to-back Bellator shows in Hawaii is official after both title fighters made weight.

Former Bellator bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta (25-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and fellow top contender Raufeon Stots (15-8 MMA, 8-4 BMMA) both hit their marks on the scale Friday in Honolulu to make the Bellator 279 co-headliner official. The fight is both an interim title fight and a tournament bout for the opening bout of the Bellator bantamweight grand prix.

Stots was the third fighter to weigh in and made his mark at exactly 135 pounds. Archuleta followed shortly thereafter and came in under the limit at 134.6.

Bellator 279 takes place Saturday at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. It is the second of back-to-back Bellator events in Hawaii’s capital city. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

Check out the co-headliners’ trips to the scale in the video above.

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