Either Rich Hale or Thiago Santos will move one step closer to possibly becoming the next Bellator heavyweight champion when they meet Friday night at Bellator 79.

Hale and Santos, who each weighed in successfully on Thursday, will battle in a semifinal of the season seven heavyweight tournament.

The main card, which also boasts a featherweight tourney semifinal between Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Mike Richman, will air live on MTV2.

Below are the complete weigh-in results from Thursday:


Rich Hale (238.4 lbs.) vs. Thiago Santos (265.2 lbs.) in heavyweight tournament semifinal

Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.6 lbs.) vs. Mike Richman (145.2 lbs.) in featherweight tournament semifinal

Douglas Lima (179.4 lbs.) vs. Kobe Ortiz (179.8 lbs.)

Ryan Ford (169.8 lbs.) vs. Kyle Baker (170.8 lbs.)


Christ Franck (172.2 lbs.) vs. Marcus Aurelio (170.4 lbs.)

Vladimir Starcencov (260.2 lbs.) vs. Vitaly Minakov (245.8 lbs.)

Josh Pulsifier (155.4 lbs.) vs. Magomedrasul Khasbulaev (155.4 lbs.)

Jonny Carson (155.6 lbs.) vs. Guillaume DeLorenzi (155.6 lbs.)

Ed Carpenter (236.6 lbs.) vs. Josh Appelt (256.2 lbs.)