Nelson vs. Mitrione
February 16th, 2018 at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Broadcasting live on the Paramount Network beginning at 9:00 PM EST
MAIN CARD (9:00 PM ET)
Roy Nelson (265 lbs) vs. Matt Mitrione (255 lbs) – Men’s Heavyweight
Derek Campos (154 lbs) vs. Patricky Freire (155 lbs) – Men’s Lightweight
Liam McGeary (203.75 lbs) vs. Vadim Nemkov (205 lbs) – Men’s Light Heavyweight
Heather Hardy* (126.25 lbs) vs. Ana Julaton (125 lbs) – Women’s Flyweight
Tywan Claxton (145 lbs) vs. Jose Perez (142 lbs) – Men’s Featherweight
Obviously, the main event is where most eyes will be focused. This is the second fight in the World Heavyweight Grand Prix opening round. Two UFC veterans vying to become the next Bellator Heavyweight Champion.
Bellator has received a lot of flak for using so many “past-prime” former UFC fighters in this tournament (plus non-Heavyweights), but any true MMA fan should hope this tournament succeeds and Bellator remains an alternative to UFC as that is in the best interest of fighters, fans and MMA.