Fedor Emelianenko experienced a resurgence in 2018, and later this month he’ll fight for the Bellator heavyweight title.
The Bellator heavyweight grand prix reaches its conclusion Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Emelianenko (38-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) takes on light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (26-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA),and the winner will be the heavyweight champion.
Bellator 214 airs live on Paramount and streams on DAZN.
The 41-year-old Emelianenko, a former PRIDE champion, scored a first-round TKO win over Chael Sonnen in the Bellator 208 headliner. Prior to that, Emelianenko knocked out Frank Mir in 48 seconds back in April.
Bader, 35, dominated his way to a unanimous decision over Matt Mitrione in the Bellator 207 headliner. That semifinal win was preceded by a knockout win over Muhammed Lawal in the opening round back in May. Bader is trying to become the first simultaneous champion in the history of the promotion.
Ahead of the Bellator 214 main event, check out Emelianenko’s knockout of Mir in super slow motion in the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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