Bellator #147, Thomson vs. Villaseca live weigh-ins & preview

hh Bellator headerThe 37 year-old, 5’ 10” Josh Thomson (21-8, 5 KOs) of American Kickboxing Academy, San Jose, Calif. checked in at 155.4 pounds ahead of his clash with the once-beaten 28 year-old Pablo Villaseca of Weichafe MMA-BJJ, Santaigo, Chile (10-1, 3 KOs,155 lbs.) for the Bellator 147 Main Event of Friday, December 4, 2015 at the San Jose State University Event Center in San Jose, Calif.

(top) Josh Thomson (l) faces off with

(top) At Thursday afternoon’s weigh-ins, it was Josh Thomson (l) facing off with his opponent on Friday, Pablo Villaseca (r).

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(top photo, right) Featherweight co-headliner 30 year-old, 5’8” Georgi Karakhanyan (24-4, 4 KOs, 146 lbs.) from Millennia MMA, Riverside, Calif. faces off with Daniel Weichel (35-9, 5 KOs,144.8 lbs.) from Team MMA Spirit, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany.

Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.6 lbs.) against San Diegan 25 year-old, 6’ tall Derek Anderson

(photo, top) Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (r) faces off with San Diegan Derek Anderson.

One of the more anticipated bouts is this one between light heavyweight battle between 33 year-old, 6’2” Virgil “Rezdog” Zwicker (14-4-1, 10 KOs, 207.8 lbs.) of Team Quest of Temecula, Calif. against 31 year-old, 5’11” Brian Rogers

(top) One of the bouts drawing a lot of interest is this one between light heavyweight Virgil Zwicker of Team Quest, Temecula (l) and Brian Rogers of Independence, Ohio.

Nick Barnes

(photo, top) Another San Diegan on the fight card is Nick Barnes (r) who as a last minute replacement will be facing the always tough James “Intensity” Terry.

Bellator 147 which airs live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. PCT will also feature a lightweight rematch pairing 29 year-old, 5’7” Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (155.6 lbs.) against San Diegan 25 year-old, 6’ tall Derek Anderson (12-2, 1 NC, 5 KOs) of Team Xplode MMA Escondido (155.8 lbs.) and a light heavyweight battle between 33 year-old, 6’2” Virgil “Rezdog” Zwicker (14-4-1, 10 KOs, 207.8 lbs.) of Team Quest of Temecula, Calif. against 31 year-old, 5’11” Brian Rogers (11-8, 9 KOs, 205.8 lbs.) of FactorYX Muay Thai, Independence, Ohio and a lightweight scrap matching Mario Soto of Team Alpha Male, Sacramento, Calif. (6-1, 1 KO, 155) versus Adam Piccolotti (6-0, 2 KOs, 155.8 lbs.) of California. In one of the preliminary bouts welterweight Nick Barnes (9-1, 3 KOs) of the Undisputed Downtown San Diego Gym is scheduled to face 34 year-old James “Intensity” Terry (16-8, 10 Kos) of the Cung Le’s Universal Strength Headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

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Note well: both Barnes and Zwicker missed the agreed upon weight.

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.