Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva took place June 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Veteran heavyweight Matt Mitrione (12-5) took on Pride FC legend Fedor Emelianenko (36–5, 1 NC) in the night's co-main event, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Mitrione vs. Emelianenko, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMA Fighting’s Chuck Mindenhall.
Round 1: Dan Miragliotta is the referee. Big pop for Fedor. Mitrione dances around, and Fedor just waits. Both men looking to land big. Mitrione first to throw, a left that misses. Leg kick from Fedor. USA chant goes off. Mitrione with a shoving left hand, and then they both swing at the same time and both land and go down! A double knockdown. Now Mitrione recovers first and lands a couple of shots, right hands, and now a big one and Fedor is out! It’s over. What a crazy fight. Mitrione just left Fedor lying supine on the canvas trying to come back to consciousness.
Bellator NYC official results: Matt Mitrione def. Fedor Emelianenko via KO (punches) at 1:14 of R1