BREAKING! Matt Mitrione out of Fedor Emelianenko fight

February 18, 2017 3:18 pm by bjpenndotcom
Fedor Emelianenko Matt Mitrione

Breaking news surfaced Saturday afternoon that Bellator MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been forced out of his Bellator 172 headlining fight against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko.

According to reports from Ariel Helwani, Matt Mitrione fell ill prior to his fight against ‘The Last Emperor’ and as a result the fight has been cancelled.

In the wake of the reports, Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker took to social media to release a statement of his own on the matter, saying:

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

This article first appeared on on 2/18/2017.


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