On Friday evening Rileys Sports Bar will be hosting a free entry fan fest between 6 – 8pm at their flagship Haymarket venue with some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts.
Bellator icons Royce Gracie, Fedor Emelianenko, Tito Ortiz and Liam McGeary will all be in attendance to greet fans, sign autographs, pose for pictures and prepare for the anticipated #Bellator158 event taking place at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday.
Ahead of the exciting show that will air on Spike UK and Channel 5, Rileys is offering you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the top professionals. Royce Gracie is considered the inventor and founder of the sport, an absolute icon in Bellator and UFC, winning some of the inaugural events taking down several opponents in one evening with his signature jiu-jitsu style.
You will also have the opportunity to meet a man most consider the greatest MMA heavyweight fighter of all time, Fedor Emelianenko. The revered Russian is known for having one of the longest unbeaten streaks in the history of the sport, cementing his reputation as an all-time great. Returning to the sport after a short hiatus, this is a great opportunity to encounter the stony faced fighter.
At 6”6, you’re not likely to miss Liam McGeary at this exclusive meet & greet. The gigantic jiu-jitsu powerhouse is the first British World Champion in the history of MMA and with a currently undefeated record standing at 11-0, it looks as though McGeary is going to be a sturdy staple in Bellator future.
Although recently defeated by McGeary at the earth shattering “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” event, there will be no bad blood from fan favourite Tito Ortiz this Friday. ‘’The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” quickly became a global sensation combining a background in wrestling and a dramatic quality to his fights, waging wars on the likes of Ken Shamrock.
This event will take place between 6 – 8pm at 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE and entry is completely free.