Scott Coker Previews Bellator 222

Bellator 222 will take place Friday at Madison Square Garden

Ferrall On The Bench
June 13, 2019 - 9:49 am

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Bellator President Scott Coker dropped by Ferrall on the Bench to preview Bellator 222, which will take place June 14 at Madison Square Garden.

“There’s fighters that move the needle, and then there’s fighters that don’t,” Coker said. “The fighters we have fighting at the Garden – Machida, Chael, Rory, Neiman – those guys are all needle-movers. Those are the guys that you want to put on the big cards.”

Lyoto Machida (25-8 MMA) will face Chael Sonnen (30-16-1), while Rory MacDonald (20-5-1 MMA) will face Neiman Gracie (9-0 MMA).

“It’s a good event for us because it’s more than just another big event,” Coker said. “When you come to the Garden, it becomes the event of the year. I think that’s what we’ve delivered here. The card is packed from top to bottom. Even the prelims are stacked.”

Coker also discussed how Bellator has grown in recent years. Click below to listen to his interview in its entirety.