If you like finishes, then Bellator 198 was the perfect card. Four submissions all within two rounds, along with a knockout win for the great Fedor Emelianenko, as he toppled Frank MIr in 48 seconds to advance to the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals. Next up for “The Last Emperor” is none other than Chael Sonnen.
Watch highlights of all of the main card bouts at the top of the page.
Here’s Brent Brookhouse’s play-by-play of the Fedor-Mir fight:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir - Round 1 - The crowd is going nuts as the men walk to the center of the cage. Mir clips Fedor 15 seconds in and hurts him, but now Fedor scores with a takedown and some strikes as they stand. Fedor bombs Mir and Mir is down. Fedor blasts away with punches and it’s over! Fedor wins for the first time in five fights on American soil. It was a short left uppercut that put Mir down. He came in wildly, got put off-balance by a cuffing shot and fell forward right into the uppercut.
Fedor Emelianenko wins via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 0:48