A fight which had one of the more infamous finishes in recent MMA history gets a runback on Aug. 24.
The event, which will take place at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. will feature a main-card broadcast live on Paramount Network and DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
The duo originally fought for all of 15 seconds in the main event of Bellator 215 on Feb. 15. That’s about how long it took for Mitrione to accidentally drill Kharitonov with a nasty low blow of a kick, causing the bout to end in a no-contest.
Mitrione (13-6 MMA; 4-1 BMAA) entered that bout coming off a loss to Ryan Bader, which had snapped a four-fight win streak. Kharitonov (28-6 MMA; 2-1 Bellator) had two of his past three fights end in no-contests, but in official matchups, he’s won five straight.
No other fights have been announced as yet for the card.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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