Mitrione vs Kharitonov 2: MMA Fighting has Bellator 225 results for the Mitrione vs. Kharitonov fight card Saturday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Two heavyweight sluggers run it back as Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov clash in the main event of Bellator 225 on Saturday, Aug. Matt Mitrione-Sergei Kharitonov Headlines Bellator 225 He has found quite the home with Bellator and Scott Coker.
Two heavyweight sluggers run it back as Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov clash in the main event of Bellator 225 on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. and streaming live on DAZN.
Mitrione and Kharitonov fought back in February at Bellator 215, when they went to a no-contest after Mitirone connected on an accidental groin kick 15 seconds into the bout and Kharitonov was unable to continue.
Before then, Mitrione (13-6, one no-contest) had won four of his last five including a first-round knockout win over Fedor Emelianenko and a loss in the semifinals of the heavyweight grand prix to eventual winner and champion Ryan Bader.
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Kharitonov (28-6, two no-contests) has run into some unfortunate luck with two no-contests in his last three fights. Sandwiched in between was a knockout with one second left in the first round over Roy Nelson at Bellator 207.
The Mitrione-Kharitonov winner puts himself right back into the thick of things in the heavyweight division, while the loser would be on a long road back to title contention.
Here’s a complete guide to Bellator 225 – which is available for streaming on DAZN rather than traditional pay-per-view – including the undercard and more.
MMA Fighting has Bellator 225 results for the Mitrione vs. Kharitonov fight card Saturday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
Matt Mitrione will square off against Sergei Kharitonov in a rematch in the main event. Their first meeting was declared a no-contest 15 seconds into the fight after an accidental groin strike at Bellator 215.
Bellator heavyweight title contender Sergei Kharitonov is ready for his rematch with Matt Mitrione this Saturday night live on Paramount Network.
Sergei Kharitonov has had plenty of time to think and prepare for Matt Mitrione.
Flash back to Bellator 215 earlier this year when the two heavyweights had their bout come to a disappointing end just 15 seconds in after Mitrione landed an accidental groin kick.
The fight was called off for that night, with officials looking to reschedule Kharitonov and Mitrione for as soon as possible.
That time is this Saturday night, as they meet again in the main event at Bellator 225 from the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The card airs live on Paramount Network and streams via DAZN.
Khartinov, who recently celebrated his 39th birthday, feels a victory over Mitrione would position him nicely for the winner of the upcoming heavyweight title fight between champion Ryan Bader and challenger Cheick Kongo.
“Yes, I have that feeling,” Kharitonov told FightLine.
The sport of MMA – and kickboxing for that matter – have allowed the Russian to compete for many promotions including Strikeforce, PRIDE, DREAM, M-1 Global and GLORY. He has found quite the home with Bellator and Scott Coker.