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Bellator 216 is the second chapter of promotion’s doubleheader presented this weekend at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. MMA event is held on February 17 (AEDT) featuring a series of bouts with the Welterweight World Grand Prix Matchup serving as the headliner of the show.
Top of the bill features Michael Page up against Paul Daley. At the official weigh-in ceremony conducted a day before the fight show both fighters tipped the scales at 170.
The co-main event at Bellator 216 is a heavyweight clash between Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson. Croatian legend weighed-in at 234.5. His American opponent declared 259.5.
The main card comprises five bouts follow the seven-fight preliminary card. The full lineup and weigh-in results can be found below.
The event follows Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov held on February 16 (AEDT).
Michael Page (170) vs. Paul Daley (170)
Mirko Cro Cop (234.5) vs. Roy Nelson (259.5)
Cheick Kongo (236) vs. Vitaly Minakov (240.5)
Yaroslav Amasov (169.75) vs. Erick Silva (170)
Valerie Loureda (123.5) vs. Colby Fletcher (122.25)
Tyrell Fortune (246.25) vs. Ryan Pokryfky (250)
Patrick Casey (155.75) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (154)
Vinicius De Jesus (171) vs. Rodolpho Barcellos (169.5)
Kemran Lachinov (166) vs. Kastriot Xhema (165)
Reginaldo Felix (185) vs. Justin Sumter (185.5)
Jesse Kosakowski (168) vs. Rodolfo Rocha (170.5)
Demetrius Plaza (169.5) vs. Andrews Rodriguez (169.5)
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Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on February 16 (AEDT). MMA event is the kick off of doubleheader held over this weekend.
Top of the bill features a heavyweight battle between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov. At the official weigh-in ceremony conducted the day before the fight show, Mitrione tipped the scales at 258.25. Kharitonov declared 265.
The co-main event is a welterweight matchup between Logan Storley and Ion Pascu. Storley weighed-in at 169.25, while Pascu was 170.25.
Also on the card a pair of bantamweights, Eduardo Dantas and Toby Misech. Both fighters showed 135.5.
The main card features five bouts following the eight-fight preliminary card. The complete results and full lineup can be found below.
Matt Mitrione (258.25) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (265)
Logan Storley (169.25) vs. Ion Pascu (170.25)
Eduardo Dantas (135.5) vs. Toby Misech (135.5)
Mike Kimbel (136) vs. John Douma (136)
Austin Vanderford (174.25) vs. Cody Jones (174)
Amber Leibrock (145) vs. Amanda Bell (145.5)
Pat McCrohan (184.75) vs. Jason Markland (185.75)
Tabatha Watkins (106) vs. Lindsay Van Zandt (105)
Pete Rogers (145) vs. Jason Rine (141)
Steve Mowry (246.5) vs. Darion Abbey (264)
Matt Probin (145.75) vs. Ali Zebian (146)
Zarrukh Adashev (125) vs. Ronie Arana (126)
Billy Goff (168) vs. Ryan Hardy (169.5)
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Michael ‘Venom’ Page finally steps into the Bellator cage against long-time rival Paul Daley this weekend.
It is a grudge match a long time in the making, with the British rivals firing shots at each other from a distance, and up close, in the last three years.
A post-fight brawl at Bellator 179 solidified their bitter rivalry, but it took another 21 months to bring the pair together in the cage. Page competes against Daley at Bellator 216 in Connecticut in the first round of the promotion’s highly-anticipated welterweight grand prix.
The chance to prove his mettle against his fiercest rival is a challenge MVP embraces, and the 31-year-old wants it to be a complete masterclass.
‘My style is perfectly suited to him,’ Page told Metro.co.uk. ‘It’s very difficult to predict this one because I want to torment him in all these different areas.
‘Every aspect of my game is so strong and I want to drag him into the deep end in every aspect.
‘Let him know that I am complete better fighter than him. I might hold off the finish a little bit.’
Page and Daley have been kept at arms lengths from each other during fight week, as tempers flared during the London press conference.
After the cameras stopped rolling, Daley and Page were ushered away from confronting one another. Page, 13-0, stayed in the media huddle with other fighters, while Daley was given a private setting in another room to speak to the media.
MVP vs Daley will be the first Bellator event aired live on Sky Sports. Signing a deal with the broadcaster giant is a massive step forward for Bellator and MMA in the UK.
But, there is a conscious effort to ensure there is not a repeat of the May 2017 melee, which saw Semtex lunge for a cageside Page, just moments after his defeat to Rory MacDonald.
That night was when things officially turned sour, as Page hit out at Daley for turning down a fight with him at Bellator London in favour of facing MacDonald.
The tension between the two fighters is obvious, but Daley played down the animosity between him and his opponent.
‘They would like it to be a grudge match, and maybe he wants it to be too,’ Daley explained.
‘He needs that fire maybe, he needs that anger to disguise his fear and his insecurity. I don’t need that.
‘The fire I need is just to crack the illusion. And I think it’s going to be very easy to do because I don’t think he is half of what he believes he is. February 16th will display that.’
The winner of the contest not only takes the bragging rights, but moves into the semi-finals of the welterweight tournament with the chance to claim the title in the final.
Defeat, although not fatal for either man, will force the loser to effectively sit on the sidelines of the welterweight title picture for the rest of the year. The final is pencilled in for the end of the year, but could run into early 2020.
With bragging rights and a shot at the championship on the line, Page thinks the mindgames will play a crucial part in how he beats Daley on Saturday night inside the Mohegan Sun Arena.
‘I feel even without anything like this build-up, I can get into his head on a normal day,’ Page said.
‘While I’m already living there, I’m definitely in his head and I think in the first 30 seconds of our fight, you’ll see that.’
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UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez
The Ultimate Fighting Championship visits Phoenix, Arizona on February 18 (AEDT) presenting UFC on ESPN 1, following the first PPV event of the year, UFC 234 held this past weekend in Melbourne, Australia. The upcoming MMA event takes place at Talking Stick Resort Arena featuring the 13-fight bill with the clash of heavyweights serving as a headliner of the show.
The former UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former title challenger Francis Ngannou battle it out in the main event. The co-main event is a lightweight encounter between James Vick and Paul Felder.
Also on the main card Cortney Casey and Cynthia Calvillo square off at women’s strawweight, and Alex Caceres takes on Kron Gracie at featherweight. In addition, Vicente Luque meets Bryan Barberena at welterweight, and Andre Fili faces off Myles Jury at featherweight.
The main features six bouts following the four-fight preliminary card. MMA action kicks off with the early preliminary card comprising three bouts.
On Wednesday the promotion presented Fight by Fight of the upcoming UFC Phoenix Fight Night. The complete lineup can be found below.
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez
Lightweight James Vick vs. Paul Felder
Women’s Strawweight Cortney Casey vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Featherweight Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
Welterweight Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena
Featherweight Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling
Bantamweight Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez
Women’s Flyweight Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Andrea Lee
Lightweight Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz
Early Preliminary Card
Bantamweight Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
Women’s Strawweight Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
Women’s Strawweight Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire
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Rich Franklin & Miesha Tate join ONE Championship US media tour
Asian promotion ONE Championship announced that CEO of ONE Warrior Series, Rich Franklin, and Vice President of ONE Championship, Miesha Tate, will join the upcoming ONE Championship US Media Tour to Seattle, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. The two will be accompanying ONE Championship athletes Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, and Sage Northcutt.
Multiple-time mixed martial arts World Champion Rich Franklin is the CEO of ONE Warrior Series, a travel series talent search which runs in 30-minute episodes. The show aims to discover new martial arts talent, providing promising young athletes with the platform to unleash their martial arts greatness. Franklin, who serves as the show’s host, travels with co-host Jonathan Fong, searching for talent, experiencing local cultures and testing their boundaries.
Women’s mixed martial arts pioneer and former World Champion Miesha Tate is Vice President of ONE Championship and one of the most recognizable names in the industry. Tate retired from professional competition in 2016, and finished her mixed martial arts career with a 18-7 record. Her most notable victories came over Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, Jessica Eye, and Holly Holm whom she defeated to capture the Women’s Bantamweight World Title.
The schedule for the ONE Championship US Media Tour can be found below:
25 February 2019
Southwest Boys & Girls Club
Athlete: Demetrious Johnson
26 February 2019
Los Angeles Open Workout (Open to public)
Clube LA Gym
Athletes: Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt
28 February 2019
Las Vegas Open Workout (Open to public)
Xtreme Couture MMA Gym
Athletes: Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez
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