Check out the poster for Mitrione-Nelson grand-prix bout at Bellator 194
Bellator 194 will host the second bout of the opening round of Bellator’s upcoming heavyweight tournament.
As previously reported, Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) takes on Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) as part of the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018, an eight-man tournament that features four heavyweights and four light heavyweights. The yearlong, multi-event tournament will crown a new Bellator heavyweight champion.
Mitrione vs. Nelson headlines Bellator 194, which takes place Feb. 16. The event airs on Mohegan Sun Arena from Uncasville, Conn.
Here’s the official poster:
Mitrione opened as a 2-1 (+200) favorite to win the grand prix and has the best odds to merge victorious. He actually suffered a 2012 loss to Nelson, who recently defeated Javy Ayala in his Bellator debut, under the UFC banner.
Other opening-round matchups include Quinton Jackson (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) vs. Chael Sonnen (29-15-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), who meet on Jan. 20 at Bellator 192. Additionally, Ryan Bader (24-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) and Muhammad Lawal (21-6 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) are slotted to fight in San Jose in May, and Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) and Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) fight in April in Chicago.
Publication Date: December 5, 2017, 7:45 pm
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