12 RDS, MIDDLEWEIGHT
Saturday, May 6
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
Two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) returns to the ring against former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) live on PPV from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, June 17
9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
The highly anticipated rematch between the unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former title holder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas in a championship event produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Ward proved to the world his dominance as one of boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters by becoming the unified World Light Heavyweight Champion with a unanimous decision win over Kovalev, the reigning WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder in November 2016.
Kovalev is currently ranked #2 Pound-for-Pound by Ring Magazine and has been dominating boxing's light heavyweight division with his aggressive, fan-friendly style. Kovalev went the distance against former two-time world champion Ward. The bout ended in a highly-contested unanimous decision against Kovalev even though Kovalev knocked down Ward. Out of Kovalev's 30 career victories 26 have come by way of knockout.
Saturday, June 24
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
Bellator MMA is taking its biggest event ever to Madison Square Garden in New York with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva.
The blockbuster pay-per-view features two of the sport's most recognizable names in Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC), who will meet in a light heavyweight fight.
The double main event also features Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC), an MMA legend that many consider to be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all-time, taking on Matt Mitrione (11-5).
In two other championship fights, Douglas Lima (28-6) defends his belt against Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) and current lightweight champ Michael Chandler (16-3) will put his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0).
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