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The MMA Vivisection - Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov & 216: MVP vs. Daley picks & analysis

Zane Simon, Victor Rodriguez, and Eddie Mercado return to break down this week’s Bellator double-header. With picks and analysis for the promotion’s two Connecticut events. Including Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov and Michael Page vs. Paul Daley.

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Bellator returns this week with a double-header of events out of Connecticut. On Friday, a somewhat watered-down offering for the crowd at the Mohegan Sun; Matt Mitrione takes on Sergei Kharitonov in the main event, while Logan Storley and Eduardo Dantas round out the card.

However, Saturday’s Bellator 216 fight card has a bit of something extra. The main event features the long-awaited fight between Paul Daley and Michael ‘Venom’ Page, with the return of former champion Vitaly Minakov (albeit against Cheick Kongo) in the co-main, alongside Roy Nelson vs. CroCop 2. Throw Excitign prospect Yaroslav Amosov in there, against UFC vet Erick Silva and the debut of Valerie Loureda, and it should make for a strong night of action.

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Here’s a look at the fight cards as they stand right now:

Bellator 215: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov

Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu
Mike Kimbel vs. John Douma
Austin Vanderford vs. Cody Jones
Eduardo Dantas vs. Toby Misech

Pete Rogers Jr. vs. Jason Rine
Amanda Bell vs. Amber Leibrock
Billy Goff vs. Ryan Hardy Evans
Matt Probin vs. Ali Zebian
Tabatha Ann Watkins vs. Lindsey VanZandt
Pat McCrohan vs. Jason Markland
Steve Mowry vs. Darion Abbey
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ron Leon

Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley

Paul Daley vs. Michael Page
Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo
Roy Nelson vs. Mirko CroCop
Erick Silva vs. Yaroslav Amosov
Valerie Loureda vs. Colby Fletcher

Pat Casey vs. Nekruz Mirkhojaev
Kastriot Xhema vs. Camron Lochinov
Demetrios Plaza vs. Andrews Rodriguez
Vinicius de Jesus vs. Rodolfo Barcellos
Justin Sumter vs. Reginaldo Felix
Tyrell Fortune vs. Ryan Pokryfky
Jesse James Kosalkowski vs. Rodolfo Rocha