The second of four quarterfinal round matches in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix highlights Friday’s Bellator 194 card as Matt Mitrione battles Roy Nelson.
Set from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the main card airs live on Paramount Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Chael Sonnen has already advanced in the grand prix, with the winner of Mitrione vs. Nelson joining him in the semifinals. This bout is a rematch of a contest that took place in the UFC, as “Big Country” scored a win over the former NFL player.
Along with Mitrione-Nelson, lightweights Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and Derek Campos square off in the co-main event, former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary takes on Vadim Nemkov and female flyweights Heather Hardy and Ana Julaton begin their two-fight series inside the cage.
Hardy and Julaton will meet later this year in the boxing ring.
Below is the current fight card, including prelims which will stream live on FightLine:
MAIN CARD (Paramount Network/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson
Lightweight: Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Derek Campos
Light Heavyweight: Liam McGeary vs. Vadim Nemkov
Female Flyweight: Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton
Featherweight: Tywan Claxton vs. Jose Antonio Perez
PRELIMINARY CARD (FightLine.com)
Lightweight: Marcus Surin vs. Dean Hancock
Lightweight: Andre Fialho vs. Nick Guiletti
Catchweight: Peter Nascimento vs. Kastriot Xhema
Featherweight: Regivaldo Carvalho vs. Tom English
Lightweight: Tyler Hamilton vs. Pat Casey
Welterweight: Vinicius de Jesus vs. Jesse McElligott
Bantamweight: Mike Kimbel vs. Geoffrey Then