Fedor vs. Mitrione
Madison Square Garden, "The World's Most Famous Arena" and Mecca of combat sports, will host Bellator's first-ever mixed martial arts event in the state of New York on Saturday, June 24 with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. The blockbuster pay-per-view features two of the sport's most recognizable names in Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC), who will finally meet in a light heavyweight fight that has been brewing since 2011.
The double main event also features Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC), an MMA legend many consider to be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all-time, taking on Matt Mitrione (11-5) in a bout which will undoubtedly produce fireworks between the heavy-handed strikers.
Additionally, the promotion is adding two World Championship bouts. First, Douglas Lima (28-6) defends his welterweight belt against Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) and then, current lightweight champ Michael Chandler (16-3) will put his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0).