At Bellator 157 back on June 2016, Matt Mitrione made his promotional debut by taking on Carl Seumanutafa in the opening act of the main card. After a rocky start, Mitrione scored a solid knockout stopping Seumanutafa in the first round.
Now, a year later, Mitrione is getting ready to face MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko in the co-main event of Bellator NYC. This pay-per-view is set to go down this Saturday at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. A grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is set to headline the card.