The moments are just about upon us, and we’ll soon know who will be fighting for Bellator’s heavyweight title.
In the first semifinal Friday, Matt Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) takes on light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (25-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) in the Bellator 207 main event. If Bader gets past Mitrione, he’ll reach the final and will attempt to become a simultaneous two-division champion.
In the second semifinal Saturday, Fedor Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) meets three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) for the right to advance on the other side of the bracket.
For our latest Daily Debate question, we asked MMAjunkie Radio listeners and MMAjunkie Readers: Who do you think will advance to the Bellator heavyweight grand prix finals?
The polling was close, but the top two results have one fighter in common: Bader. The slight edge in your predictions leans toward Bader vs. Emelianenko, just ahead of Bader vs. Sonnen as potential final matchups.
The results, via Twitter:
To hear the MMAjunkie Radio crew weigh in on the topic, check out the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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