Bellator NYC will take place next Saturday and the New York State Athletic Commission has made arrangements to have both Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva undergo out-of-competition drug testing prior to next week’s fight card.

New York State Athletic Commission communications department representative Laz Benitez confirmed this news to The MMA Report on Monday after I learned over the weekend that arrangements had been made for both fighters to take part in out-of-competition testing.

Bellator NYC will come from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, June 24 and will be available on pay-per-view. Prior to the pay-per-view, Bellator 180 will take place on Spike and will be headlined by a title fight as Phil Davis defends the Bellator light heavyweight title against Ryan Bader.

15 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA Fan

    The likely hood of this fight happening is not very likely. Wandy has been in Brazil this whole time because he is ducking taking a drug test. That’s why he’s doing no promotion leading up to the fight. My guess is he will pull out of the fight.

    Was Tyrone Spong asking for too much money from the UFC? Is that why they didn’t sign him?

    What are your top 5 biggest UFC and Bellator fights of all time?

    Having this as a main event of your PPV was a terrible idea. For so many reasons. Plus I don’t really care about this fight anyway.

    • Jason Floyd

      Was Tyrone Spong asking for too much money from the UFC? Is that why they didn’t sign him?
      – Last I heard about Tyrone Spong that his mind is just on boxing. Been awhile since I’ve heard any updates on him.

      What are your top 5 biggest UFC and Bellator fights of all time?
      – Give me some time to think about this and I will attempt to give my list on this week’s podcast.

  2. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Bellator should’ve had Rampage’s last 2 fights be King mo and Tyrone Spong. Btw is Rampage retired or is he headed back to the UFC?

    • Jason Floyd

      My understanding is that Rampage is contractually obligated to the UFC due to the contract he signed in 2015.

  3. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Who do you think would win these fights.

    Daley vs Larkin? Fedor vs King Mo? Lashley vs Nelson? Fedor vs Lesnar? Overeem vs Barnett? Nick Diaz vs Lombard? Alvarez vs Nate Diaz?

    • Jason Floyd

      Daley vs Larkin?
      – Larkin
      Fedor vs King Mo?
      – King Mo
      Lashley vs Nelson?
      – Nelson
      Fedor vs Lesnar?
      – Lesnar
      Overeem vs Barnett?
      – Overeem
      Nick Diaz vs Lombard?
      – Diaz
      Alvarez vs Nate Diaz?
      – Alvarez

      • Hardcore MMA Fan

        Fedor vs Kongo? Fedor vs Lashley? Kongo vs Lashley? Bader vs Mo?
        Kharitonov vs Mitrione?

        Is Bellator ever gonna have a heavyweight title fight again? They said it would be decided this year. Why not have Fedor vs Mitrione for the title.

      • Jason Floyd

        Fedor vs Kongo?
        – Fedor
        Fedor vs Lashley?
        – Fedor
        Kongo vs Lashley?
        – Lashley
        Bader vs Mo?
        – Toss up, probably Bader
        Kharitonov vs Mitrione?
        – Mitrione

        Is Bellator ever gonna have a heavyweight title fight again?
        – Yes

  4. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Your top 5 biggest UFC and Bellator events?

    Top 5 rematches you want to see in MMA?

    Who do you think would win these rematches:

    Lombard vs Shlemenko? Overeem vs Browne? Chandler vs Alvarez? Rockhold vs Bisping? McGregor vs Diaz? Lawler vs Diaz?

    • Jason Floyd

      On your first two questions, I will give them some thought and attempt to answer them on this week’s podcast.

      Lombard vs Shlemenko?
      – Shlemenko
      Overeem vs Browne?
      – Overeem
      Chandler vs Alvarez?
      – Alvarez
      Rockhold vs Bisping?
      – Rockhold
      McGregor vs Diaz?
      – McGregor
      Lawler vs Diaz?

    • Hardcore MMA Fan

      Also these rematches: Diaz vs Daley? Overeem vs Kharitonov? Nelson vs Mitrione?

  5. Hardcore MMA Fan

    You think Goldie and Mauro will sign with Bellator to have a three man booth? Or do you think Chael will still do commentary when he’s not fighting?

      • Hardcore MMA Fan

        Can you also answer this. Top 5 Bellator free agent signings in old and new regime?

  6. Hardcore MMA Fan

    Scott Coker said this is the only NYC card this year. But what about Bellator 182??