Bellator MMA: Fight Cards For Weekend’s Double Header
Bellator MMA will put on two big events this weekend, with Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov followed by Bellator 216: Daley vs. MVP.
The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s doubleheader return to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 has been completed with two stacked five-fight main cards and exciting preliminary matchups.
The main event of Friday’s card on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, will feature a heavyweight headliner, where former Bellator Grand Prix Semifinalist Matt Mitrione (13-6) faces Russian knockout artist Sergei Kharitonov (29-7, 1 NC). Rounding out the stacked main card will see undefeated Logan Storley (9-0) meet SBG Dublin’s Ion Pascu (18-9) at welterweight, former Bellator bantamweight champ Eduardo Dantas (20-6) return from injury to meet Hawaii’s Toby Misech (12-6) at 135-pounds, and the electric Mike Kimbel (2-0) making his main card debut against Rhode Island’s John Douma (3-1). The opener of Bellator 215 will be the promotional debut of Austin Vanderford (6-0), who looks to remain undefeated against Cody Jones (6-2), a winner of four consecutive fights.
The prelims for Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov will be highlighted by a women’s featherweight contest featuring Amber Leibrock (3-2) against Amanda Bell (5-5), as well as top heavyweight prospect Steve Mowry (5-0) taking on Darion Abbey (Pro Debut).
A mere 24-hours later, Bellator 216 will take place exclusively on DAZN and will be headlined by one of the most intense grudge matches in MMA history. On Saturday, Feb. 16,undefeated Michael “Venom” Page (13-0) will enter the Bellator cage against 58-fight professional Paul “Semtex” Daley (40-16-2) in a first-round fight of Bellator’s Welterweight World Grand Prix. The co-main event is a rematch between two heavyweights who undoubtedly will go down in the sport’s history books, whenMirko Cro Cop (37-11-2, 1 NC) makes his Bellator debut against Roy “Big Country” Nelson (23-16).
Complete Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov Main Card:
Heavyweight Main Event Bout: Matt Mitrione (13-6) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (29-7, 1 NC)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: Logan Storley (9-0) vs. Ion Pascu (18-9)
Bantamweight Main Card Bout: Eduardo Dantas (20-6) vs. Toby Misech (12-6)
Bantamweight Main Card Bout: Mike Kimbel (2-0) vs. John Douma (3-1)
175-Pound Catchweight Main Card Bout: Austin Vanderford (6-0) vs. Cody Jones (6-2)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Mowry (5-0) vs. Darion Abbey (Pro Debut)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Amber Leibrock (3-2) vs. Amanda Bell (5-5)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Pat McCrohan (3-2) vs. Jason Markland (Debut)
Atomweight Preliminary Bout: Tabatha Watkins (3-0) vs. Lindsey VanZandt (4-1)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Pete Rogers (3-4) vs. Jason Rine (1-4)
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Matt Probin (3-0) vs. Ali Zebian (1-0)
Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Zarrukh Adashev (1-1) vs. Ronie Arana (0-2)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Billy Goff (1-0) vs. Ryan Hardy (Pro Debut)
Complete Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley Main Card:
Welterweight World Grand Prix Matchup: Michael Page (13-0) vs. Paul Daley (40-16-2)
Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Mirko Cro Cop (37-11-2, 1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (23-16)
Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Cheick Kongo (29-10-2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (21-0)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Yaroslav Amosov (20-0) vs. Erick Silva (20-9, 1 NC)
Flyweight Main Card Bout: Valerie Loureda (Pro Debut) vs. Colby Fletcher (1-2)
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tyrell Fortune (5-0) vs. Ryan Pokryfky (6-5)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Patrick Casey (4-0) vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev (3-2)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius De Jesus (6-2) vs. Rodolpho Barcellos (1-0)
165-Pound Catchweight Bout: Kastriot Xhema (2-2, 1 NC) vs. Kemran Lachinov (7-2)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Reginaldo Felix (5-2) vs. Justin Sumter (6-2)
Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Jesse Kosakowski (2-0) vs. Rodolfo Rocha (1-1)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Demetrius Plaza (Pro Debut) vs. Andrews Rodriguez (1-0)