Fedor Emelianenko in his Instagram talked about preparing for a fight with Mitrione: "Now I have passed the main stage of preparation, during which we have worked with my team on endurance, speed and hit technology. Gathering held in Stary Oskol. Our morning began with the eight-kilometer run through the woods, then we practiced the fight in the hall. On the evening training the entire team involved in the boxing hall. Dutch coach Peter Tayese helped us to train, with him, we did a good job over the hit technique and techniques of Thai boxing. Soon we fly to America. Later Anatoly Tokov will join us, for whom this is gonna be first fight in Bellator, too”.