Fresh off his emphatic knockout victory over Carl Seumanutafa at Bellator: Dynamite 2, former UFC heavyweight turned Bellator MMA contender Matt Mitrione has cleared medical testing and will now face “Britain’s Strongest Man” winner Oli Thompson during the main card of Bellator 158, which will take place on July 16 atThe O2 in London, England.

The 37-year-old Mitrione (10-5) will enter the Bellator cage for the second time in under a month, after knocking out Seumanutafa. ‘Meathead’ is a 14-time UFC veteran, with nine of his ten victories coming by way of knockout and six of them ending in the first round.

A resident of East Sussex, England,Thompson (17-8)  will be making his Bellator MMA. ‘The Spartan,’ who solidified himself as “Britain’s Strongest Man” in 2006, is looking to build off an impressive 2015 campaign, in which he emerged victorious in all five of his bouts, including two first round knockouts. Since making his professional debut in 2009, Thompson has fought for multiple regional promotions, including the UFC.

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