Fedor, Emelianenko: Gregory Payan / AP
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko defeated American Chala Sonnen by TKO in the semifinals of the Grand Prix of heavyweights of Bellator. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
The fight was held in new York. Emelianenko took one round to win. The referee stopped the fight, when the Russians struck several blows on passively defending Sonnen.
In the other semi-final Grand Prix victory over Matt Mitrione celebrated Ryan Bader. The fight was held at night on October 13.
In the quarterfinals of the heavyweight tournament Emelianenko was stronger than the American Frank Mir. The Russian fighter has won by knockout. Sonnen, in turn, the decision won compatriot Quinton Jackson.
In the asset 42-year-old Emelianenko 38 victories and five defeats. The Russian was the champion of the Japanese organization Pride from 2003 to 2007 in the heavyweight category.
Video, photo All from Russia.