UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator: Mitrione vs. Bader will take place on Friday October 12, 2018 and FightBookMMA will be on scene covering the event.
The event will be broadcast on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will stream LIVE on DAZN, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
The ceremonial fighter weigh-ins took place today and you can watch the video replay here (above) on FightBookMMA.
In the main event, Matt Mitrione (13-5) steps inside the cage against light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (25-5) who continues his quest to become a two-division world champion. In the co-main event, veteran heavyweights Sergei Kharitonov (27-6 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) will take on Roy Nelson (23-15 MMA, 1-1 BMMA). All four fighters made weight.
Bellator: Mitrione vs. Bader kicks off the semifinals of Bellator’s 2018 Heavyweight World Grand Prix, which will crown a new Bellator World Heavyweight Champion.
On the opposite side of the bracket, Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) is set to square off with Chael Sonnen (31-15-1) which takes place the following day on Saturday October 13, 2018. FightBookMMA will also be attending this event so stay tuned for our recap on both events.
The only fighter to miss weight was bantamweight Mike Kimbel (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) who came in a half-pound heavy. He will be fined a portion of his fight purse.
Bellator 207 weigh-in results:
(Paramount, DAZN 9 p.m. ET)
Matt Mitrione (255) vs. Ryan Bader (229.5)
Sergei Kharitonov (265) vs. Roy Nelson (263.75)
Lorenz Larkin (171) vs. Ion Pascu (169.5)
Corey Browning (155) vs. Kevin Ferguson Jr. (154.75)
Carrington Banks (154.75) vs. Mandel Nallo (156)
(Bellator app, 7 p.m. ET)
Kemran Lachinov (174.5) vs. Sean Lally (174) – 175-pound catchweight
Tim Caron (184.5) vs. Vinicius de Jesus (186)
Janay Harding (145) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (145)
Andre Fialho (177) vs. Javier Torres (176) – 177-pound catchweight
Sarah Click (125) vs. Kristi Lopez (125)
Mike Kimbel (136.5)* vs. Alex Potts (135.75)
Alexandra Ballou (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (125.25)
Pat Casey (170.75) vs. Kastriot Xhema (171)
*Kimbel missed weight and will be fined a portion of his fight purse