Fedor Emelianenko, once considered the best heavyweight on the planet long ago, an almost mythical figure in MMA, is looking to add to his legendary resume at the age of 42.
Emelianenko (37-5-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), a former PRIDE champion, hopes to add Bellator gold to his collection. On Saturday night in the Bellator 208 headliner, he meets Chael Sonnen in the semifinals of the Bellator heavyweight grand prix, with the winner advancing to January’s final and a shot at the promotion’s vacant heavyweight title.
What would claiming Bellator’s heavyweight belt with a tournament victory mean for Emelianenko’s legacy? We wanted to know what our MMAjunkie Radio listeners and MMAjunkie readers thought for our latest Daily Debate. So we asked: Would a grand prix title victory solidify his status as the greatest heavyweight of all time?
The results, via Twitter:
To hear the MMAjunkie Radio crew weigh in on the topic, check out the video above.
Bellator 208 takes place at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
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- Video: Watch today's Bellator 208 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 11:30 a.m. ET
- Bellator 208 live official weigh-in results (9 a.m. ET)
- Daily Debate results: Who do you think will advance to the Bellator heavyweight grand prix final?
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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