Bellator 198 Recap: Fedor Stops Mir in 48 Seconds

Bellator 198 Recap: Fedor Stops Mir in 48 Seconds

Javier Howell
April 30, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, Bellator MMA returns to the Chicago area for its 198th event which takes place from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. But, "The Last Emperor" quickly returned fire, and after sending Mir to the deck with a perfectly placed left, finished the fight with follow up punches.

After heading to the centre of the cage, Emelianenko backed away once the American threw a kick.

In the end, the Russian legend prove he could turn back the clock at least one last time.

All it took was 48 seconds for Frank Mir to fall to Fedor Emelianenko.

The win sets up Fedor in a semi-final bout against Chael Sonnen, which should be entertaining for the build up alone. Emilianenko, once the most feared heavyweight fighter in the world, is looking to rebound after his long-awaited Bellator debut went south in a first-round knockout loss to Matt Mitrione at Bellator NYC last June.

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Ryan Bader will fight King Mo Lawal in the other quarter-final at Bellator 199 in May, with the victor taking on Matt Mitrione in the other semi-final. In the meantime, check out what the pros had to say immediately after Fedor Emelianenko's big win!

"Dillon Danis said he was the "highest paid fighter in Bellator MMA, ' but I think he meant to say 'most un-athletic fighter in Bellator" and that was against a man with a losing record", Chandler wrote.

According to the Telegraph's Gareth A. Davies, the heavyweight legend was approached by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during his stay in Chicago ahead of a date with Frank Mir at Saturday's Bellator 198. "And the next time I am, I assure you it will not be for long".

Emelianenko's USA manager Jerry Millen confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation had sought out his fighter before his appearance at Bellator 198.