Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo weigh-ins
Bellator 226: Ryan Bader faceoff Cheick Kongo at the weigh-in ceremony | Pic: Supplied/Bellator MMA

Ryan Bader defends his heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator 226 held at SAP Center at San Jose on September 8 (AEST). A day before the fight show the fighters stepped on the scales to make it official.

The champion weighed-in at 228.7. The challenger was 239.2. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.

The headline bout follows the first round of 16-Man Featherweight World Grand Prix. Daniel Straus tipped the scales at 144.4 for his bout against Derek Campos, who showed 144.9. Pat Curran came in at 144.6, while his opponent Adam Borics was 144.7. Sam Sicilia weighed-in at 145 for his encounter with Pedro Carvalho, 144.1. Emmanuel Sanchez and Tywan Claxton declared 144.1 and 144.3, respectively.

In addition, Gaston Bolanos and Daniel Carey were 145.5 and 144.2 (respectively) for their featherweight bout, which kicks off the main card.

The complete lineup and weigh-in results for Bellator 226 can be found below. The event airs exclusively on DAZN.

Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo fight card

Main card
Ryan Bader (228.7) vs. Cheick Kongo (239.2)
Daniel Straus (144.4) vs. Derek Campos (144.9)
Pat Curran (144.6) vs. Adam Borics (144.7)
Sam Sicilia (145) vs. Pedro Carvalho (144.1)
Emmanuel Sanchez (144.1) vs. Tywan Claxton (144.3)
Gaston Bolanos (145.5) vs. Daniel Carey (144.2)

Preliminary card
Ivan Batinich (185.2) vs. Daniel Compton (185.3)
Albert Gonzales (180) vs. Tyson Miller (179.1)
Favian Gutierrez (185.6) vs. Alan Benson (184.7)
Peter Ishiguro (139.9) vs. Elias Anderson (139.8)
Daniel Gonzalez (125.3) vs. Jon Adams (124)
Cornelius Savage (184.9) vs. Evan Gubera (184.7)
John Macapa (145.6) vs. Ashleigh Grimshaw (145.5)
Adam Piccolotti (155.2) vs. Jake Smith (155.4)
Amber Leibrock (145.4) vs. Jessica Borga (144.7)
Cass Bell (135.6) vs. Isaiah Rocha (135.1)
James Terry (169.7) vs. Batsumberel Dagvadorj (171)
Abraham Vaesau (178.8*) vs. Renato Valente Alves (172.9)
Hyder Amil (145.9) vs. Ignacio Ortiz (145.4)
Chris Gonzalez (155.8) vs. Luis Vargas (156)

*Missed weight