Roy Nelson vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Yet another big-time heavyweight fight. This one, however, isn’t in the Grand Prix, but like the Kongo vs. Johnson fight, this fight has future title implications.
“Big Country” Roy Nelson will lock horns with “The Paratrooper” Sergei Kharitonov in the co-main event of Bellator 207 on Friday night.
Nelson was defeated in the first round of the heavyweight Grand Prix by Matt Mitrione and looks to cling to any chance of a future title shot with a win against Kharitonov.
The 38-year-old Kharitonov has won nine of his last 10 fights dating back to 2011. He most recently competed under the M-1 Global banner as well as the Russian Cagefighting Championship.