BELLATOR MMA LEGEND ROYCE GRACIE JOINS ‘BELLATOR 170’ MAIN EVENT HEADLINERS CHAEL SONNEN AND TITO ORTIZ AT EXCLUSIVE AUTOGRAPH SIGNING TO TAKE PLACE FRIDAY NIGHT PRIOR TO ‘BELLATOR 163’ MAIN CARD
ALSO: ‘BELLATOR 170: ORTIZ VS. SONNEN’ PRESS RELEASE TO TAKE PLACE AT MOHEGAN SUN THURSDAY AFTER ‘BELLATOR 163: MCGEARY VS. DAVIS’ WEIGHINS
Who: Bellator MMA Legend Royce Gracie (15-2-3)
“Bellator 170” Main Event Competitors Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) and Chael Sonnen (28-14-1)
What: Fan Autograph Signing
*For “Bellator 163” Ticket Holders Only
When: Friday, November 4
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena Concourse
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
Event Info: One of the true pioneers of mixed martial arts, Royce Gracie is synonymous with the sport and its growth over the years. The 20-fight veteran has been a part of some of the most memorable contests in MMA history during his tenure with the UFC and PRIDE Fighting Championships. Gracie also headlined his most recent bout, a main event clash with fellow legend Ken Shamrock (28-17-2) at the record-shattering "Bellator 149” event, where Gracie came out on top with a TKO victory. Royce’s nephew Neiman Gracie competes for Bellator Friday night at Mohegan Sun.
While with the UFC, the 43-fight veteran Chael Sonnen competed against powerful opponents the likes of Jon Jones, Anderson Silva (2x), Rashad Evans, “Shogun” Rua, Demian Maia, Brian Stann, and current middleweight champion Michael Bisping. For Ortiz, the phenom’s unmatched rivalries came at the expense of MMA legends Ken Shamrock, Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, and Randy Couture.
Before they face off on Jan. 21 at the Forum in Los Angeles, Tito Ortiz and Sonnen will host a once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet fan experience leading up to “Bellator 163” at Mohegan Sun Arena. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” and “The American Gangster” inside Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday night.
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