Sanchez meets UFC alum Sicilia in Bellator 198 co-headliner

Sanchez meets UFC alum Sicilia in Bellator 198 co-headliner

Bellator 198’s co-main event is set.

Streaking featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez will meet UFC veteran Sam Sicilia in the bill’s penultimate bout on April 28 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.,¬†Bellator announced this week.

The 27-year-old Roufusport man has won three straight and was last seen submitting former champion Daniel Straus in the third round of Bellator 184’s co-headliner in October. Sanchez heads into the contest with a promotional record of 8-2.

Sicilia joined the Scott Coker-led outfit in late 2017 after dropping three straight in the UFC, and ended the year with a unanimous decision over ex-bantamweight titleholder Marcos Galvao in his December promotional debut.

In the main event, Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir clash in the third of the heavyweight grand prix’s four quarterfinal bouts.

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