Bellator Fans Invited to Meet Rory MacDonald & Roy Nelson in NYC



Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Fighter Meet and Greet

*** Event is exclusively for Bellator NYC ticket holders ***

NEW YORK (Fri, June 9, 2017)– Bellator MMA fans are invited to meet, take photos and get autographs from Bellator welterweight Rory MacDonald and recently signed heavyweight Roy Nelson ahead of Bellator’s blockbuster night on June 24. The meet and greet will take place on the concourse of Madison Square Garden in New York. Please note that space is limited and fans are encouraged to show up early.

Rory MacDonald:

MacDonald made his triumphant Bellator debut in London, finishing Paul Daley via submission in the second round at Bellator 179 in May. The former No. 1 contender to the UFC’s welterweight crown is undoubtedly one of the premiere free agent signings in the history of Bellator MMA. “Red King” owns wins over some of the division’s most notable fighters, including Tyron Woodley, B.J. Penn and Nate Diaz.

Roy Nelson:

Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nelson recently joined the Viacom-owned promotion following an eight-year, 19-fight run under the direction of the UFC that saw him earn wins over Mirko Cro Cop, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, “Bigfoot” Silva and Cheick Kongo, while tangling in notable slugfests with former and current UFC title holders Fabricio Werdum, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. With 19 of his 22 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, “Big Country” should prove to be an exciting addition to the heavyweight division.

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):

Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)

Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)

Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)

Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (Debut) vs. Zach Freeman (8-2)

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):

Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (22-5)

Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher (6-0) vs. Chinzo Machida (5-2)

Welterweight Bout: Neiman Gracie (5-0) vs. Dave Marfone (5-2)

Women’s Strawweight Bout: Keri Taylor-Melendez (1-0) vs. Sadee Monseratte Williams (0-1)

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (

Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Heather Hardy (Debut) vs. Alice Yauger (4-5)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (2-1) vs. Anthony Giacchina (1-1)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (4-7-1) vs. Hugh McKenna (0-1)

Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergio da Silva (6-8)

VOW Fight – Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Grebb (3-1) vs. Bradley Desir (9-5)

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