10 Oct - 
Video: Bellator heavyweight tournament semifinalists face off in Times Square

NEW YORK – The four fighters from the Bellator heavyweight grand prix semifinals faced off today for the first time during fight week.

With the tournament semifinals set go down Friday and Saturday at Bellator 207 and Bellator 208, promotional efforts are underway for Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen.

Watch the video above off the semifinal staredowns, which took place at Viacom headquarters in Times Square, New York.

Bellator 207, featuring Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) vs. Bader (25-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The card airs on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Bellator 208, featuring Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) vs. Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA), takes place Saturday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The card airs on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie.

For more on Bellator 207 and Bellator 208, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.