Bellator MMA confirms Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader for October 12th

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Bellator MMA confirms Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader for October 12th

Postby Edge Guerrero » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:04 pm

Bellator MMA heavyweight tournament semifinalists Matt Mitrione and Ryan Bader are set to fight in Connecticut this fall.

By Mookie Alexander @mookiealexander Jul 10, 2018

Bellator MMA’s heavyweight Grand Prix has reached the semifinal stage, and the first of those two matchups has been confirmed for October 12th.

In a press release on Tuesday, officials announced that Matt Mitrione will take on current light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The night’s main card airs on Paramount Network at 9 PM ET/PT, with DAZN also live streaming the main card.

The winner of this semifinal will face the winner of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen, which does not have a confirmed date just yet.

Mitrione (13-5) is a perfect 4-0 in Bellator, and in his quarterfinal matchup vs. Roy Nelson, the 39-year-old won by majority decision, evening the score with “Big Country” at 1-1, more than five years after Nelson knocked him out in the UFC. There’s the possibility that Mitrione will get to face Fedor again, having turned a simultaneous knockdown into an eventual KO of “The Last Emperor” in June 2017.

Bader (25-5) is looking to become a simultaneous two-division Bellator champion. He won his quarterfinal bout with a 15-second knockout of Muhammed Lawal, extending his overall winning streak to five. Bader won the LHW title with a split decision over Phil Davis on the same night as Mitrione’s triumph over Fedor.

Other fights will be announced for Bellator: Mitrione vs. Bader shortly. Tickets go on sale starting July 13th.

Source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/7/10/17555896/bellator-mma-confirms-matt-mitrione-vs-ryan-bader-october-12th
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Postby Luigi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:22 am

I heard they were gonna put Fedor vs Chael on the same card.
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Postby Masato » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:49 pm

Luigi wrote:I heard they were gonna put Fedor vs Chael on the same card.


That would be great

I don't know why Bellator staggers their tournament matches so terribly far apart, their marketing for this seems so slim, do people even realize its happening? lol

Don't know why western orgs can't seem to get the idea of tournaments going very well... I remember the PRIDE tournaments were so much fun.

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:24 pm

Masato wrote:
Luigi wrote:I heard they were gonna put Fedor vs Chael on the same card.


That would be great

I don't know why Bellator staggers their tournament matches so terribly far apart, their marketing for this seems so slim, do people even realize its happening? lol

Don't know why western orgs can't seem to get the idea of tournaments going very well... I remember the PRIDE tournaments were so much fun.


- The fighter can get hurt and ruin the tournament.Beside they have to do scams and other exams
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