We have an MMA doubleheader this weekend. Sunday night will be UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, but on Saturday, February 18th, the great Fedor Emelianenko makes his Bellator MMA debut. Fedor will fight UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the Bellator 172 main event in San Jose, California.
Also on this card is a good lightweight co-feature, as Josh Thomson battles Patricky Pitbull. Lest we forget that Josh Koscheck is finally making his Bellator debut, as the former UFC welterweight contender is set to fight Mauricio Alonso to open up the main card.
Here’s what fans can look forward to on Saturday, with a reminder that the event is tape-delayed for American west coast viewers … even though the card is in California.
Main Card (Spike, 9 PM ET/PT)
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Freire
Cheick Kongo vs. Oli Thompson
Veta Arteaga vs. Brooke Mayo
Josh Koscheck vs. Mauricio Alonso
Preliminary Card (Online, time TBD and some prelims won’t be aired at all)
James Terry vs. David Douglas
Nikko Jackson vs. Cesar Gonzalez
Juan Cardenas vs. Luis Vargas
Danasabe Mohammed vs. Carlos Rocha
Anthony Do vs. Bobby Escalante
Matt Ramirez vs. Jeremy Murphy
J.J. Okanovich vs. Paradise Vaovasa
Justin Tenedora vs. Roque Reyes
Anatoly Tokov vs. Francisco France
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