The Bellator NYC Press Conference takes place on Thursday morning in Manhattan ahead of the Bellator’s highly-anticipated New York City debut at The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden.
Some of the top fighters from Saturday night’s pay-per-view will be at the press conference taking questions from the media. The event is closed to the public.
Bellator President Scott Coker will be joined by main event participants Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, co-main event fighters Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione, welterweight champion Douglas Lima and his opponent Lorenz Larkin, lightweight champ Michael Chandler and challenger Brent Primus, and highly-touted prospect Aaron PIco and Zach Freeman.
You can catch what is surely to be an entertaining afternoon of trash talk below beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET:
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):
- Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)
- Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)
- Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)
- Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)
- Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (Debut) vs. Zach Freeman (8-2)
Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):
- Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (22-5)
- Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher (6-0) vs. Chinzo Machida (5-2)
- Welterweight Bout: Neiman Gracie (5-0) vs. Dave Marfone (5-2)
- Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Heather Hardy (Debut) vs. Alice Yauger (4-5)
Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (Bellator.com):
- Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (2-1) vs. Anthony Giacchina (1-1)
- Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (4-7-1) vs. Hugh McKenna (0-1)
- Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergio da Silva (6-8)
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Grebb (3-1) vs. Bradley Desir (9-5)