The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT will play host to a pair of Bellator MMA events this week. Friday’s card features Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov in the main event, while the much bigger show on Saturday, February 16th is exclusively on DAZN, with British welterweights Michael “Venom” Page and Paul “Semtex” Daley finally facing off in their highly anticipated grudge match. This is a five-round bout as part of Bellator’s welterweight tournament, and the winner will face Douglas Lima in the semifinals.
As for the co-main, Cheick Kongo takes on Vitaly Minakov in what is essentially a #1 contender’s fight to determine who faces heavyweight champion Ryan Bader next. There’s also a rematch between Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson, as well as the respective Bellator debuts of ex-UFC fighter Erick Silva and taekwondo specialist Valerie Loureda.
Again, while Friday’s Bellator 215 is on both Paramount Network and DAZN, Saturday’s Bellator 216 is only on DAZN for North American viewers, as well as Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Here is the lineup for Bellator 216:
Main Card (10 PM ET, DAZN)
Michael Page vs. Paul Daley
Cheick Kongo vs. Vitaly Minakov
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson
Yaroslav Amosov vs. Erick Silva
Valerie Loureda vs. Colby Fletcher
Preliminary Card (7:30 PM ET, Online/DAZN)
Alexandra Ballou vs. Sarah Payant
Kastriot Xhema vs. Kemran Lachinov
Pat Casey vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev
Rodolfo Neves Rocha vs. Jesse Kosakowski
Demetrios Plaza vs. Drews Rodriguez
Tyrell Fortune vs. Ryan Pokryfky
Rodolpho Barcellos vs. Vinicius de Jesus