Fedor, Emelianenko: Vadim Zhernov / RIA Novosti
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko will fight with American Cheal Sonnen in the Grand Prix tournament Bellator October 13 in new York, reports MMA FIghting.
The fighters will compete for the finals of the tournament. In parallel to the semi-finals will face two Americans: Ryan Bader and Matt Mitrion.
29 APR Emelianenko defeated American Frank Mir in the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix. The Russians celebrated the victory by TKO in the first round. After it became known that his next opponent is Sonnen.
Bellator Grand Prix is held from the playoffs. The winner of the tournament will receive the title of champion in heavy weight. For Sonnen the quarter-finals ended with a victory over compatriot Quinton Jackson.
For Emelianenko’s last victory was the 37th in his career with five defeats. In the asset Sonnen has 30 wins and 15 defeats.
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