UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Matt Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) and Ryan Bader (25-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) may consider each other friends, but don’t expect that to affect the intensity of the impending clash between them.

Mitrione and current Bellator light heavyweight champion Bader meet in the headlining bout of Bellator 207. The heavyweight grand prix semifinal matchup moves on to face the winner of the following night’s Bellator 208 clash between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen.

Bellator 207 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.

The featured athletes came together on stage today for one final face-off. Check out highlights of the video above, and see our exclusive photo gallery below.

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