Watch the highlights of the Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir.
Legendary MMA heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko finished Frank Mir via TKO in the first round of the main event on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Bellator 198 from the Allstate Arena.
Fedor Emelianenko is regarded by many as the greatest of all time and he proves that in the fight as he defeated Mir in just 48-seconds of the first round. After an intense opening in which Mir wobbled Fedor, the Russian legend quickly recovered and came up with a heavy left hand that sent Mir crashing to the canvas. A few academic strikes later and it was all over.
After the fight, Chael Sonnen came into the cage and confronted “The Last Emperor.”
“I think the only thing I hate more than being right here in Chicago is being in here with you,” Sonnen told Emelianenko. “I assure you, the next time I am, it will not be for long.”
The win is the first for Emelianenko (37-5) under the Bellator banner. Mir (18-12) suffered his first loss in the promotion
Watch the highlights of Fedor vs Mir:
Fedor now advances to face Chael Sonnen in the next round of the GP tournament.
Check out the full Bellator 198 Highlights:
The MMA universe was stunned.
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! #BELLATOR198
— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) April 29, 2018
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) April 29, 2018
— David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) April 29, 2018
— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) April 29, 2018
And just like that Fedor is back #bellator
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) April 29, 2018
— Steven Siler (@Stevesiler) April 29, 2018
Fuckin Fedor!! 💥 💥 huge ko victory! Dude is a Legend! Ultimate dad bod badass! 🙌🏽
— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) April 29, 2018
Here are the results for this event:
- Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal: Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) at 48s of R1
- Featherweight: Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia via submission (arm triangle) at 3:52 of R1
- Middleweight: Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris via submission (armbar) at 1:11 of R1
- Welterweight: Neiman Gracie def. Javier Torres via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:18 of R2
- Catchweight: Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker via submission (toehold) at 1:38 of R1
- R’Mandel Cameron def. P.J. Caligas via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mark Stoddard def. Dan Stittgen via submission (triangle choke) at 4:43 of R1
- Eric Wisely def. Morgan Sickinger via submission (armbar) at 1:12 of R1
- Joey Diehl def. Nate Williams via submission (triangle choke) at :54 of R1
- Asef Askar and Andrew Johnson fight to majority draw (27-28, 28-28, 28-28)
- Adil Benjilany def. Corey Jackson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Sultan Umar def. Tom Angeloff via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Robert Morrow def. Adam Maciejewski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)