The black belt in karate Matt Mitrione entered this fight with a pro mma record of 10-5-0 (90% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.25 heavyweight in the world. He lost twice between 2015 and 2016, against Ben Rothwell (=Rothwell vs Mitrione) and Travis Browne (= Browne vs Mitrione), but he came back to win in his last fight against Carl Seumanutafa (=Mitrione vs Seumanutafa).
His opponent, Oli Thompson, has a record of 17-8-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.35 in the same weight class. He lost three times in 2014 but then he has won five consecutive fights. Mitrione vs Thompson is on the undercard of Paul Daley vs Douglas Lima – Bellator 158. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 158: Daley vs Lima
Where: O2 Arena, London, England
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Mitrione’s previous fight: Matt Mitrione vs Carl Seumanutafa
Thompson’s next fight: Cheick Kongo vs Oli Thompson
Fedor’s next fight: Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione
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