Bellator Fans Invited to Meet Rory MacDonald & Roy Nelson in NYC

June 9, 2017

WHAT:          Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Fighter Meet and Greet

Bellator MMA fans are invited to meet, take photos and get autographs from Bellator welterweight Rory MacDonald and recently signed heavyweight Roy Nelson ahead of Bellator's blockbuster night on June 24. The meet and greet will take place on the concourse of Madison Square Garden in New York. Please note that space is limited and fans are encouraged to show up early.

*** Event is exclusively for Bellator NYC ticket holders ***

WHERE:       Madison Square Garden Concourse
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10001

WHEN:          Saturday, June 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET 

WHO:             Rory MacDonald & Roy Nelson

Rory MacDonald:  
MacDonald made his triumphant Bellator debut in London, finishing Paul Daley via submission in the second round at Bellator 179 in May. The former No. 1 contender to the UFC's welterweight crown is undoubtedly one of the premiere free agent signings in the history of Bellator MMA. "Red King" owns wins over some of the division's most notable fighters, including Tyron Woodley, B.J. Penn and Nate Diaz.

Roy Nelson: 
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nelson recently joined the Viacom-owned promotion following an eight-year, 19-fight run under the direction of the UFC that saw him earn wins over Mirko Cro Cop, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, "Bigfoot" Silva and Cheick Kongo, while tangling in notable slugfests with former and current UFC title holders Fabricio Werdum, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. With 19 of his 22 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, "Big Country" should prove to be an exciting addition to the heavyweight division.

Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View):
Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC)
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)
Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC)
Lightweight World Title Bout: Michael Chandler (16-3) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Aaron Pico (Debut) vs. Zach Freeman (8-2)

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Card (SPIKE):
Light Heavyweight World Title Bout: Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (22-5)
Featherweight Bout: James Gallagher (6-0) vs. Chinzo Machida (5-2)
Welterweight Bout: Neiman Gracie (5-0) vs. Dave Marfone (5-2)
Women's Strawweight Bout: Keri Taylor-Melendez (1-0) vs. Sadee Monseratte Williams (0-1)

Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader Preliminary Card (
Women's Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Heather Hardy (Debut) vs. Alice Yauger (4-5)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Ryan Couture (10-5) vs. Haim Gozali (7-3)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jerome Mickle (2-1) vs. Anthony Giacchina (1-1)
Catchweight Preliminary Bout (168 1bs.): John Salgado (4-7-1) vs. Hugh McKenna (0-1)
Catchweight Preliminary Bout (130 1bs.): Matt Rizzo (9-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergio da Silva (6-8)
VOW Fight – Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nate Grebb (3-1) vs. Bradley Desir (9-5)


About Bellator: 
Bellator is a leading mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the combat sports television leader. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.  Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms. 

About Spike: 
Spike  is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike's Internet address is  and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike's press site at  Follow us on Twitter  @spiketvpr  for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos. 

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