FEDOR Knocks Mir Out In Less Than A Minute, Advances To Face Chael Sonnen In Bellator's Heavyweight Grand Prix


Holy shit that fight was fun. At this point, The Last Emperor fights are legitimately a real-life simulation of Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots where both dudes swing and it’s completely random who gets their lights put out, and I can’t get enough of it. Hell, there was a double knockdown in his last bout with Matt Mitrione…

It’s just amazing stuff. Some heavyweights are exciting early on in their careers and then get knocked out one too many times and become excruciatingly boring and dreadful to watch, *coughcough*AndreiArlovski*coughcough*, but Fedor Emelianenko now just goes balls to the wall with his glass chin until somebody, ANYBODY, is looking up at the lights. Love it.

That fact also makes me think that Chael Sonnen, his next opponent in Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament, is going to maul him in that contest, but right now I’m only concerned with getting Chael’s trash talk injected into my veins. Chael has had a bone to pick with Fedor forever, going back yeeeaaaars where he famously accused Emelianenko’s fights of being fixed, and he’s amped it up tenfold since signing with Bellator, even calling him out at their Madison Square Garden event last Summer. He’ll get what he wants very shortly now, and he wasted very little time getting the hype started.

Overall, Bellator 198 was a fantastic night for the company. The main card featured four first round finishes and one second round finish, with Fedor being the only one to score a knockout/TKO. All of the other fights were decided via submission with Dillon Danis, Neiman Gracie, Rafael Lovato Jr, and Emmanuel Sanchez coming out on the winning ends.