Breakings News . . . Fedor v Mitrione Cancelled due to Mitrione Illness on Bellator

THOMSON VS. ‘PITBULL’ PROMOTED TO MAIN EVENT AFTER

FEDOR VS. MITRIONE SCRATCHED FROM BELLATOR 172 DUE TO ILLNESS

 HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (February 18, 2017) – Due to illness, Matt Mitrione (11-5) is unable to compete at Bellator 172 and as a result, his highly-anticipated matchup with Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) has been scratched from tonight’s event. Bellator officials will look to reschedule the fight at a later date.

The lightweight bout pitting former STRIKEFORCE champion Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) against former Bellator world title challenger Patricky “Pitbull” (16-8) will now serve as the card’s main event.

Refunds will be offered at the patron’s original point of purchase.

Complete Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione SPIKE-Televised Main Card:

  • Lightweight Main Event: Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” (16-8)
  • Heavyweight Feature Fight: Cheick Kongo (25-10-2) vs. Oli Thompson (17-9)
  • Flyweight Feature Fight: Veta Arteaga (2-1) vs. Brooke Mayo (Debut)
  • Welterweight Feature Fight: Josh Koscheck (17-10) vs. Mauricio Alonso (12-7, 1 NC)

Bellator.com-Streamed Preliminary Card:

  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Anatoly Tokov (24-2) vs. Francisco France (13-4-1)
  • Welterweight Prelim Bout: James Terry (18-9) vs. J.C. Llamas (8-5)
  • Lightweight Prelim Bout: Nikko Jackson (1-1) vs. Cesar Gonzalez (0-1)
  • Featherweight Prelim Bout: Juan Cardenas (1-0) vs. Luis Vargas (0-1)
  • Welterweight Prelim Bout: Dominic Sumner (1-0) vs. Abraham Vaesau (1-0)
  • Flyweight Prelim Bout: Anthony Do (4-1) vs. Bobby Escalante (4-5)
  • Flyweight Prelim Bout: Matt Ramirez (1-2) vs. Jeremy Murphy (3-3)
  • Lightweight Prelim Bout: J.J. Okanovich (3-1) vs. Zach Andrews (5-1)
  • Featherweight Prelim Bout: Abner Perez (Debut) vs. Gaston Bolanos (Debut)
  • Featherweight Prelim Bout: Justin Tenedora (Debut) vs. Roque Reyes (0-3)
  • Middleweight Prelim Bout: Martin Sano (4-2) vs. Diego Herzog (4-2)