Bellator 198 Recap: Fedor Stops Mir in 48 Seconds

Bellator 198 ceremonial weigh-ins: Fedor Emelianenko Frank Mir face off one more time
Bellator 198 ceremonial weigh-ins: Fedor Emelianenko Frank Mir face off one more time
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29 April, 2018

Based on what we saw during the event, the legendary Last Emperor is far from done after he secured a brilliant 48-second knockout of the former UFC heavyweight champion and advances to the semi-final after his victory in the main event.

If you enjoy this then make sure to subscribe on iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher and YouTube. He did his best to back up those bold statements after the fight with an interview that surely would've made the absent McGregor proud. He entered the heavyweight tournament and outpointed Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the opening round, despite weighing thirty-one pounds less.

The 24-year-old was tagged with a couple of right hands early in the bout, but managed to pull guard - and the scrap was virtually over as soon as he did. Emelianenko has gone 6-1 in his last seven outings.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu aficionados were treated to an array of submission victories on the main card, including Conor McGregor's close friend and training partner Dillion Danis.

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After a three-year retirement in 2012, Fedor has returned and has gone 1-1-1 (one win was unofficially ruled a draw by the World Mixed Martial Arts Association) and looks to start a string of wins at Bellator 198. Both Lovato and Gracie improve to 8-0.

Fedor Emelianenko joins the Bellator heavyweight tournament coming off a tough loss to Matt Mitrione in his promotional debut at Bellator NYC.

Check out the full Bellator 198 Highlights:The MMA universe was stunned.

"The FBI came to the hotel looking to talk to Fedor and they were very nice, came in to speak with Fedor for a few minutes, spoke to me, very cool guys, and that's all I can really say about it". Sam Sicilia - sub (arm-triangle choke, R1) Rafael Lovato Jr. def.


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