NEW YORK – We’re two days away from the return of Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko – with a lot on the line.
Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) headlines Bellator 208 against Chael Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA). Their fight is the second semifinal in Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix, and the winner will advance to the final – and heavyweight title fight – against the winner of Friday’s Matt Mitrione vs. Ryan Bader first semifinal.
Today, the fighters on the Bellator 208 main card were in downtown New York at Paramount’s headquarters for a pre-fight news conference. Afterward, they faced off. Check out the video highlights above.
Bellator 208 takes place Saturday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
- Daily Debate results: Who do you think will advance to the Bellator heavyweight grand prix final?
- Video: Watch today's Bellator 208 pre-fight press conference on MMAjunkie at noon ET
- Bellator 208 pre-event facts: Cheick Kongo ties record for most Bellator/UFC fights
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: Bellator 208 face-offs: Getting closer to the Fedor-Sonnen throwdown in New York