Mitrione-Nelson To Headline Bellator 194
Bellator MMA has announced the main event for Bellator 194, on February 16th. It will be the second, first round match in the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, as Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione will face off on the newly christened Paramount Network.
Nelson will be his second appearance inside the Bellator cage, as he debuted with a victory over Javy Ayala earlier this year. Nelson joined Bellator following an eight year run in the UFC which included winning season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, and facing men like Rodrigo Nogueira, “Bigfoot” Silva, and Mirko Cro cop, and more in his 19 fights inside the Octagon.
Mitrione is riding a three fight win streak into Bellator 194, which includes a first round knockout of fellow tournament participant Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator NYC, the company’s first Pay-Per-View event earlier this year.
Updated Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione Fight Card:
Heavyweight Grand Prix First Round Fight: Roy Nelson (23-14) vs. Matt Mitrione (12-5)