Emmanuel Sanchez vs Georgi Karakhanyan headlines Bellator 218
Bellator 218: Emmanuel Sanchez and Georgi Karakhanyan at the official weigh-in ceremony / Pic: Supplied

Bellator 218 takes place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK on March 23 (AEDT). MMA event is headlined by a pair of featherweights featuring Emmanuel Sanchez (17-4) and Georgi Karakhanyan (28-8-1, 1 NC) squaring off in a rematch on Paramount Network and DAZN.

The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted a day before the fight show. The winner of the first battle “El Matador” Sanchez tipped the scales at 145.1. Karakhanyan declared 146.

Heavyweights Valentin Moldavsky and Linton Vassell battle it out in the co-main event. Moldavsky weighed-in at 232.7. Vassell was 246.7.

Also on the main card a pair of middleweight bouts. Anatoly Tokov showed 185.9, while his opponent Gerald Harris was 185.5. Nobert Novenyi Jr. weighed-in at 185.1 for his battle against Will Lavine, who tipped the scales at 185.5.

Ryan Walker missed lightweight limit showing 156.2 for his bout against Vladimir Tokov, who was 155.8. The contest remains on the preliminary card as scheduled.

Light Heavyweight Christian Edwards made weight showing 203.1, yet his is no longer battles out on the night due to his opponent Roman Huerta “failing to make weight,” the promotion reported. The bout has been cancelled.

The complete fight card for Bellator 218 and weigh-in results can be found below.

Main Card
Emmanuel Sanchez (145.1) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (146)
Valentin Moldavsky (232.7) vs. Linton Vassell (246.7)
Anatoly Tokov (185.9) vs. Gerald Harris (185.5)
Nobert Novenyi Jr. (185.1) vs. Will Lavine (185.5)

Preliminary Card
Johnny Eblen (185.5) vs. Chauncey Foxworth (185.9)
Vladimir Tokov (155.8) vs. Ryan Walker (156.2)*
John Macapa (145.9) vs. Kevin Croom (145.1)
Christian Edwards (203.1) vs. Roman Huerta (xx)**
Jordan Newman (185.7) vs. Joseph Holmes (181.4)
Malin Hermansson (125.5) vs. Victoria Leonardo (125.4)
Nick Page (155.3) vs. Nation Gibrick (155.2)
Aaron Vickers (136) vs. Isaiah Gutierrez (135.7)
Craig Fairly (155.7) vs. Luis Erives (154.5)
Deborah Kouzmin (129.2) vs. Ky Bennett (129.5)

*Ryan Walker missed weight
**Christian Edwards vs. Roman Huerta has been scratched due to Huerta failing to make weight – Edwards was paid his show money.