New York Post first reported the heavyweight pairing.
Originally booked for Bellator 172 on Feb. 18, Emelianenko-Mitrione
was canceled hours before it was supposed to take place because
Mitrione was suffering from kidney stones. Bellator 180 takes place
at Madison Square Garden in New York and marks the promotion’s
second-ever pay-per-offering. The card will be headlined by a light
heavyweight showdown between Wanderlei
Silva and Chael
Regarded as one of the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighters of
all-time, Emelianenko enters the bout on a five-fight winning
streak. “The Last Emperor” came out of retirement in 2015 to stop
Singh via first-round TKO at Rizin FF “Iza no Mai.” In his most
recent outing, the 40-year-old Russian took a controversial
majority decision over Fabio
Maldonado at Eurasia Fight Nights 50 last June.