Watch Bellator 180 Replay
Bellator 180: “Sonnen vs. Silva” happens tomorrow (Sat., June 24, 2017) at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. The wait is practically over and the enjoyable is quickly to begin as a fight years in the making going back to TUF Brazil 3 is finally set to happen as Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva satisfy in a pay per view main event.
Bellator MMA has accumulated their MSG launching to a practically ridiculous degree. The PPV itself is so complete that a Phil Davis title fight ended up on complimentary television simply to entice audiences into the main card. If this isn’t really the greatest card for the promo in all of 2017, it will certainly be remembered as among the top 5, and almost certainly exceed the interest level in Sonnen vs. Ortiz.
205 lbs.: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC).
Fight fans have every need to be hesitant of the “grudge match” when two fighters who pledged discomfort and punishment on each other hug it out and shake hands after a bout. Chael Sonnen in particular is well known for cashing contact his mouth, so anything he says has more to do with promoting a fight than actual deep-seated displeasure. Even if it’s a work on Sonnen’s part however, Silva has constantly taken the disrespect personally and responded in kind to the antics of the “American Gangster.” Now at last he gets his possibility to shut Sonnen’s mouth with his fists.
BELLATOR NYC MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
Champ Douglas Lima vs. Lorenz Larkin – for welterweight title
Champ Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus – for lightweight title
Zach Freeman vs. Aaron Pico
BELLATOR 180 PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike, 8 p.m. ET)
Champ Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader – for light heavyweight title
James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida
Neiman Gracie vs. Dave Marfone
Heather Hardy vs. Alice Yauger