For perhaps the first time ever, Bellator will truly own the MMA world this weekend as they head to pay-per-view for their debut at New York’s fabled Madison Square Garden.
The headline of Bellator NYC sees former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen take on Pride and UFC legend Wanderlei Silva in a bout that is oozing with bad blood. After this fight fell a part years ago (while both coached teams on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil) this match is probably gonna happen on Saturday night. Which of these veterans will back up their smack talk and hand their bitter foe an L.
Before that fight, another legend returns; The Last Emperor himself – Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian icon will be taking on the American meathead, Matt Mitrione (who backed out of their last fight thanks to an excruciating kidney stone). The rest of the card is surprisingly attractive for a Bellator event, with Lorenz Larkin making his promotional debut versus welterweight champ Douglas Lima and lightweight champ Michael Chandler defending his belt versus Brent Primus. The PPV begins with the pro debut of Aaron Pico, who takes on Zach Freeman at 155lbs.
But before the PPV begins, MSG plays host to Bellator 180. That card is headlined with a light heavyweight title fight between champ Phil Davis and recent acquisition Ryan Bader. The Bellator 180 main card also includes Chinzo Machida versus upstart James Gallagher at 145lbs, Dave Marfone versus Neiman Gracie at 170lb, and Alice Yauger versus Heather Hardy at 125lbs.
Bellator 180 also includes five prelim fights: Sergio da Silva vs. Matt Rizzo (catchweight), Hugh McKenna vs. John Salgado (catchweight), Anthony Giacchina vs. Jerome Mickle (welterweight), and Haim Gozali vs. Ryan Couture (welterweight).
The first five fights of the night can be watched right here, on Bellator’s official live stream beginning at 6pm ET.
The pay-per-view, which begins at 10pm ET/7pm PT can be purchased on Youtube, here:
LIVE Bellator NYC Results and PBP
- The prelims for Bellator 180 begin at 6pm ET/3pm PT and can be viewed on Bellator’s official livestream.
- The main card of Bellator 180 begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT and if you are a Spike subscriber, you can watch that live on Spike’s official website.
- The pay-per-view Bellator NYC can be purchased and viewed on Bellator’s official YouTube channel (if you are in the USA).
- Apple and Android users can also watch the Spike TV portions of the event through apps available on the iTunes store and Google Play.
- The main card of Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader will air on Spike beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
- Bellator NYC (the pay-per-view) begins at 10pm ET/7pm PT. Find your cable provider on the following list for instructions on how to order the event.
- The PPV is also available for purchase on the PlayStation Store.
- If you’d like to go out and watch the fights, you can check which establishments are showing the event here.
- For this event Bellator has partnered with Fathom Events to air the PPV live at movie theaters across the US. Go here to see whether this is an option in your town.
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