Sonnen – Silva, Emelianenko – Mitrione to Headline Bellator PPV at MSG
By FCF Staff
Bellator will hold its second ever, pay-per-view event at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on June 24th. According to reports, a light-heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will headline the card, while a heavyweight fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione will serve as the co-headliner.
Sonnen and Silva were expected to fight in 2014, under the UFC’s banner, but the fight was cancelled after Silva failed to submit to a drug test, and Sonnen then later tested positive for banned substances.
Emelianenko and Mitrione, meanwhile, were booked to fight last month, the latter had to withdraw due to kidney stones.