Matt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov Rematch Booked For August 24

A rematch between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov has been announced for Bellator’s August 24 show at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The two heavyweights first met in the main event of Bellator 215 in February earlier this year. However, their meeting lasted just 15 seconds after an accidental groin kick from Mitrione rendered […]

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A rematch between Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov has been announced for Bellator’s August 24 show at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The two heavyweights first met in the main event of Bellator 215 in February earlier this year. However, their meeting lasted just 15 seconds after an accidental groin kick from Mitrione rendered Kharitonov unable to continue, with the fight ruled a no contest.

“I cannot begin to explain how sorry I am for everybody that paid to come to the fight to watch that fight between Sergei and I,” Mitrione said afterwards. “It would’ve been really dope – it would’ve been a great fight. Obviously, it was not intentional – the worst possible situation. Sergei: I’m genuinely sorry. I’m apologetic as I could possibly be.”

They will now get to run things back again for another 25 minutes as their bout will serve as the main event of the Bridgeport show.

Mitrione was looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision defeat to current heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader back in October. He was previously victorious in all four of his Bellator bouts leading up to that setback.

As for Kharitonov, the Russian has lost just once in his last 13 fights dating back to 2012. He is also undefeated in his last seven fights, which include two no contests. His last defeat was a knockout at the hands of Javy Ayala at Bellator 163 back in 2016.

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Bellator’s Matt Mitrione Dislikes ‘Champ Champ’ Era In MMA

Matt Mitrione isn’t a fan of champion vs. champion bouts. The distinction of “champ champ” seems to be the craze of mixed martial arts. From Conor McGregor to Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes, two-division champions have been crowned a…

Matt Mitrione isn’t a fan of champion vs. champion bouts. The distinction of “champ champ” seems to be the craze of mixed martial arts. From Conor McGregor to Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes, two-division champions have been crowned at a more rapid than ever before. Even Bellator has tried cashing in on the craze, booking […]

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Matt Mitrione Open To Rematch With Fedor Emelianenko In Moscow

Matt Mitrione has a victory over Fedor Emelianenko, but he wouldn’t mind fighting “The Last Emperor” again in enemy territory. Back in June 2017, Mitrione welcomed Emelianenko to the Bellator cage. There was no feeling out process as …

Matt Mitrione has a victory over Fedor Emelianenko, but he wouldn’t mind fighting “The Last Emperor” again in enemy territory. Back in June 2017, Mitrione welcomed Emelianenko to the Bellator cage. There was no feeling out process as the bout ended in one minute and 14 seconds. The two heavyweights knocked each other down, but […]

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Scott Coker and Matt Mitrione Apologize For Low Blow at Bellator 215

Scott Coker was not available for comment after Bellator 215 but he did post an apology on social media. The main and co-main event did not meet expectations as Logan Storley put on a wrestling clinic that fans did not appreciate and a horrible acciden…

Scott Coker was not available for comment after Bellator 215 but he did post an apology on social media. The main and co-main event did not meet expectations as Logan Storley put on a wrestling clinic that fans did not appreciate and a horrible accident brought Matt Mitrione versus Sergei Kharitonov to a close. “That’s […]

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Scott Coker and Matt Mitrione Apologize For Low Blow at Bellator 215

Scott Coker was not available for comment after Bellator 215 but he did post an apology on social media. The main and co-main event did not meet expectations as Logan Storley put on a wrestling clinic that fans did not appreciate and a horrible acciden…

Scott Coker was not available for comment after Bellator 215 but he did post an apology on social media. The main and co-main event did not meet expectations as Logan Storley put on a wrestling clinic that fans did not appreciate and a horrible accident brought Matt Mitrione versus Sergei Kharitonov to a close. “That’s […]

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Matt Mitrione Offers Apology For Bizarre Bellator 215 Headliner

Matt Mitrione offers a genuine apology for the way that his latest fight under the Bellator MMA banner went down. The former UFC heavyweight star went to a no contest against Sergei Kharitonov in the headliner of Bellator 215. This event went down on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut […]

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Matt Mitrione offers a genuine apology for the way that his latest fight under the Bellator MMA banner went down.

The former UFC heavyweight star went to a no contest against Sergei Kharitonov in the headliner of Bellator 215. This event went down on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on the Paramount Network. The fight lasted just 15 seconds due to an accidental low kick from Mitrione.

Following the fight, Mitrione made it known that he’s terribly sorry for the way that the fight ended and how it was such a lackluster way to end an event.

“It just sucks, man,” Mitrione told MMAjunkie. “Mr. Coker and I were already talking about some stuff. I have to get in Mr. (Bellator matchmaker Rich) Chou’s ear and see what I can get on. If it’s all booked out, maybe they can bump somebody. I know there’s a card in Chicago (in May), and I live in the Midwest. I’ll bring a gang of people there and we’ll act straight foolish in there if we can get a fight in Chicago.”

“I cannot begin to explain how sorry I am for everybody that paid to come to the fight to watch that fight between Sergei and I. It would’ve been really dope – it would’ve been a great fight. Obviously, it was not intentional – the worst possible situation. Sergei: I’m genuinely sorry. I’m apologetic as I could possibly be.”

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