SAN JOSE, Calif. The legendary Fedor Emelianenko returns to the U.S. for the first time in more than five years for Saturday’s Bellator 172 event, where he meets fellow heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Today, the two fighters faced off inside the host venue following an hourlong media session. Emelianenko (36-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Mitrione (11-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) meet in the headlining bout of Bellator 172, which takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The night’s main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.Also featured in the session were lightweight sluggers Patricky Freire and Josh Thomson, who meet in the evening’s co-feature, as well as heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Oli Thompson, former training partners who now meet on the main card. Check out the video above to see the face-offs.And for more on Bellator 172, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.