The headliner for Bellator 198 saw two of the sport’s biggest legends in Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir battle it out in the opening round of the heavyweight Grand Pprix tournament. After an intense opening sequence 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 over. Fedor now advances to face Chael Sonnen in the next round of the GP tournament. So what if this matchup between MMA legends occurred long after we really wanted it to? It was fun and over with rather quickly. Plus, at least it happened.
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Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir by TKO at :48 of round 1: Heavyweight Grand Prix
Mir landed an early shot which briefly dropped Fedor, but the Russian hit a toss that put Mir on the ground. Mir got up and continued to let his hands go, but Fedor beat him to the punch, dropping the former UFC champion with a heavy left hand. Fedor followed up with a couple of heavy ground strikes and the referee stepped in to rescue Mir. Wow!
Well, this didn’t last very long: