The promotion today announced Mitrione (13-6 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) is set to meets Kharitonov (2-6 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) in the heavyweight headliner of Bellator on Feb. 15, which takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The card airs on Paramount and DAZN following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie.
The Friday night card takes place prior to another Bellator card on Feb. 16 at the same venue, which hosts the anticipated Paul Daley vs. Michael Page welterweight grand prix quarterfinal.
Mitrione is coming off being eliminated from the Bellator heavyweight grand prix. After earning four consecutive wins to start his tenure with the organization, Mitrione suffered a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 207 in October.
Kharitonov, meanwhile, is riding the high of one of the most critical victories of his career. He defeated Roy Nelson by first-round knockout at Bellator 207.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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