DateFeb 18 , 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:00 PMAdd to Calendar
One of MMA’s most sought-after free agents has found himself a home as Bellator MMA has come to terms on a multi-fight deal with Fedor Emelianenko (36-4), securing the talents of the man many consider to be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all-time.
Cheick Kongo (25-10-2) will challenge Oli Thompson (17-9) during the main card of “Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione” on February 18, 2017 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. In addition, undefeated lightweights Adam Piccolotti (9-0) and Brent Primus (7-0) are also set to face off during the Spike-televised card.
In the main event of “Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione,” Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) will compete on American Soil for the first since 2011, when he meets Matt Mitrione (11-5). The event will air LIVE and FREE on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Tickets for the event start at only $30 and are available at SAP Center Box Office, Bellator.com and Ticketmaster.com. Additional fights will be announced in coming weeks.
A lightweight feature bout pitting Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) against Patricky “Pitbull” (16-8) will serve as the co-main event of Bellator 172.
Complete Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione Main Card:
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) vs. Patricky “Pitbull (16-8)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Cheick Kongo (25-10-2) vs. Oli Thompson (17-9)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Adam Piccolotti (9-0) vs. Brent Primus (7-0)
Welterweight Prelim Bout: James Terry (18-9) vs. David Douglas (9-6)
Lightweight Prelim Bout: Nikko Jackson (1-1) vs. Cesar Gonzalez (0-1)
Featherweight Prelim Bout: Juan Cardenas (1-0) vs. Luis Vargas (0-1)
Welterweight Prelim Bout: Danasabe Mohammed (5-1) vs. Carlos Rocha (9-4)
Flyweight Prelim Bout: Anthony Do (4-1) vs. Bobby Escalante (4-5)
Flyweight Prelim Bout: Matt Ramirez (1-2) vs. Jeremy Murphy (3-3)
Lightweight Prelim Bout: J.J. Okanovich (3-1) vs. Paradise Vaovasa (5-1)
Featherweight Prelim Bout: Justin Tenedora (Debut) vs. Roque Reyes (0-3)
Outlined below are a few "Key Things to Know" about Bellator 172 as well as SAP Center at San Jose. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 408-287-7070.
JOIN US FOR THE BELLATOR TAILGATE
All ticketholders are invited to join us for the official Bellator MMA Tailgate being held before Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione. From 3:30PM – 5:30PM, you can meet superstars Tito Ortiz, Royce Gracie, Phil Davis Benson Henderson, and more at this free tailgate!
The official Bellator MMA Tailgate is being held on Concourse Level just inside the North Entrance of SAP Center, which is located adjacent to Lots A, B, C.
Please keep the following times in mind as you plan your arrival at SAP Center*:
Will Call opens at 1PM
Doors open at 3PM
The event is scheduled to be underway at 4PM
*All times are subject to change
SAP CENTER FAQs
Have questions about our venue?
Our entire SAP Center Guest Services team is here to make sure your visit to our venue is an exceptional one!
To help us do so, prior to your arrival to SAP Center, we encourage you to review all of our Frequently Asked Questions.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Driving to SAP Center?
Get turn by turn directions here.
Upon arrival at SAP Center at San Jose, you will have a number of easily accessible on-site parking options for only $25 per car.
Additional parking options are available at varied prices and distances from the arena. You can view the full parking map here.
Taking public transportation?
With a heavy volume of traffic expected tomorrow, we encourage all fans to take advantage of the San Jose Diridon station located immediately across the street from SAP Center.
This station location allows you to easily travel to and from the event via several public transportation options including VTA Light Rail.
Need assistance with entry?
Guests requiring accessible parking and a convenient passenger drop-off area may park in SAP Center’s ABC Parking Lot and enter through the North Entrance. The North Entrance is adjacent to the parking lot.
USING THE UBER ZONE AT SAP CENTER
Using Uber to get to the show? All you need to do is:
Download the Uber app and enter promo code SAPCENTER2017 or click here to sign up at and get your first Uber ride free, up to $20.
Request a ride through the Uber app and set your destination as SAP Center.
Ask your driver to drop you off in our designated drop off locations on Autumn and Montgomery Streets.
After the show, walk west of the arena and request your ride from the Uber Zone on Stockton Avenue for the smoothest pick-up experience.