Bellator officials have announced 10 new matchups for February’s Bellator 172 event, including a key heavyweight contest, as well as a meeting of undefeated lightweights.
The new contests include main-card matchups of Cheick Kongo (25-10-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) vs. Oli Thompson (17-9 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) and Adam Piccolotti (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) vs. Brent Primus (7-0), as well as eight preliminary bouts.
Featuring a heavyweight matchup of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione, Bellator 172 takes place Feb. 18 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The evening’s main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Kongo carries a three-fight winning streak to the cage after banking decision wins over Tony Johnson, Viniciiuz Queiroz and Alexander Volkov. Meanwhile, Thompson made his Bellator debut in July and saw a five-fight winning streak snapped after suffering a TKO loss to Mitrione.
Piccolotti is quickly establishing himself as a top prospect in Bellator, debuting for the promotion in February 2015 and quickly racking up a 5-0 record in the promotion. He now faces a fellow undefeated fighter in Primus, who has a similar 5-0 mark in the organization, built since making his debut for the company in September 2013.
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