Bellator MMA makes its New York City debut on Saturday night with Bellator NYC on pay-per-view. The event takes place at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Prior to Bellator NYC, the promotion is hosting a free, live fight card on Spike TV that is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between current champion Phil Davis and challenger Ryan Bader.
When the pay-per-view kicks off, it will feature two additional title fights, the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, a grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and the highly-anticipated MMA debut of top prospect Aaron Pico.
How can you tune in to Saturday night’s fight card? Here is all of the information you will need to catch the action from the opening bout:
Bellator NYC Fight Card
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):
- Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (205.8) vs. Wanderlei Silva (205.8)
- Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (236.4) vs. Matt Mitrione (256.6)
- Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (170) vs. Lorenz Larkin (169.8)
- Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (153.8) vs. Brent Primus (154.2)
- Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (156) vs. Zach Freeman (155.8)
Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):
- Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (204.8) vs. Ryan Bader (204.4)
- Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher (144.4) vs. Chinzo Machida (146)
- Welterweight Bout: Neiman Gracie (170.4) vs. Dave Marfone (170.4)
- Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Heather Hardy (125.2) vs. Alice Yauger (125.6)
Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (Bellator.com):
- Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (168.8) vs. Haim Gozali (169.2)
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (155.8) vs. Anthony Giacchina (157.4)^
- Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (168.2) vs. Hugh McKenna (168.8)
- Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (133.6) vs. Sergio da Silva (137.6)*
- Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Grebb (155.4) vs. Bradley Desir (160.6)#
*Rizzo vs. da Silva becomes a 137.6 pound catchweight