8 Fighters Exceeded Weight Gain Limit At Bellator 228

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A total of eight fighters who competed at Bellator 228 this past weekend broke the weight gain limit rule.

Fighters have a 10 percent limit for weight gained in between weigh-ins on Friday and during fight night the following day.

However, according to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), not everyone followed the rules — including five fighters who competed in the Bellator featherweight grand prix. The names that stand out are the likes of Juan Archuleta, AJ McKee and Daniel Weichel.

As a result, the CSAC can make recommendations for fighters to move up a weight class. Fighters who broke the rules also require medical clearance if they want to remain in their respective weight classes and compete in California again.

You can find the full list of fighters who competed at Bellator 228 along with their weigh-in weight and fight night weight (via MMA Fighting):

  • Gegard Mousasi (186 to 202.4 pounds = 9%) def. Lyoto Machida (186 to 204.6 = 10%)
  • Patricio ‘Pitbull’ (144.9 to 155 = 7%) def. Juan Archuleta (144.6 to 164.8 = 14%)*
  • AJ McKee (144.9 to 161.8 = 12%)* def. Georgi Karakhanyan (145 to 161.8 = 12%)*
  • Darrion Caldwell (144.9 to 158.2 = 9%) def. Henry Corrales (144.4 to 158.8 = 10%)
  • Daniel Weichel (144.2 to 165.5 = 15%)* def. Saul Rogers (144.8 to 165 = 14%)*
  • Adrian Najera (135.4 to 143.2 = 6%) def. Jason Edwards (134.4 to 153.5 = 14%)*
  • Benji Gomez (130 to 141.8 = 9%) def. Johnny Santa Maria (129.3 to 134.8 = 4%)
  • Ozzy Diaz (184.4 to 198 = 7%) def. Andre Walker (184.4 to 200.4 = 9%)
  • Ian Butler (164.8 to 177 = 7%) def. Emilio Williams (162.9 to 175 = 7%)
  • AJ Agazarm (146 to 160.2 = 10%) def. Jonathan Quiroz (144.7 to 153.2 = 6%)
  • Ava Knight (114.9 to 123.8 = 8%) def. Shannon Goughary (116 to 122 = 5%)
  • Antonio McKee (163.2 to 171.4 = 5%) def. William Sriyapai (167.9 to 183.2 = 9%)
  • Johnny Cisneros (175.6 to 189.2 = 8%) def. Mike Jasper (174.7 to 194 = 11%)*
  • Leandro Higo (136 to 156.8 = 15%)* def. Shawn Bunch (135 to 148 = 10%)
  • Weber Almeida (144.5 to 158 = 9%) def. Castle Williams (144.4 to 150.4 = 4%)
  • Joshua Jones (155.9 to 171.8 = 10%) def. Domini Clark (155.6 to 164.8 = 6%)
  • James Barnes (132.1 to 142.4 = 8%) def. David Duran (132 to 142.6 = 8%)

*denotes fighters who went above the limit.

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