Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Press Conference at MSG; Live Stream on FightBookMMA at 1 p.m. EST
BELLATOR MMA INVADES THE BIG APPLE ON TUESDAY FOR OFFICIAL PRESS CONFERENCE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
NEW YORK (Tue, March 28, 2017)– Bellator will have its first-ever mixed martial arts event in the state of New York in Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and Mecca of combat sports, on Saturday, June 24, 2017 as they host Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. This event will be viewed on Pay-Per-View (PPV).
In advance of Bellator MMA making their debut in NY at Chase Square at Madison Square Garden, Bellator will host a media conference today Tuesday, March 28, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. EST. FightBookMMA’s correspondent Mozz Manzoor will be attending the event and you can watch the proceeds below LIVE.
In the main event, Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) will take on Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) as they finally meet in a light heavyweight fight. The main card also features Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) as he will take on Matt Mitrione (11-5). Both of these fighters were supposed to meet at Bellator 172 but Mitrione got ill and was postponed to this PPV event.
Also fighting in the main card we will see Douglas Lima (28-6) as he will defend his belt against Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC). Current lightweight champ Michael Chandler (16-3) will put his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0).
Scheduled to attend the Media Conference are as follows:
- Bellator President: Scott Coker
- SPIKE SVP Sports & Specials: Jon Slusser
- Chael Sonnen (28-15-1)
- Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)
- Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC)
- Matt Mitrione (11-5)
- Douglas Lima (28-6)
- Lorenz Larkin (18-5)
- Michael Chandler (16-3)
- Brent Primus (7-0)
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Fight Card as of now:
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)
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