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In Long Island New York at the NASSAU COLISEUM in what was an overall so-so card; “THE LAST EMPEROR”FEDOR EMELIANENKO stamped his ticket again into the history books. Arguably the G.O.A.T or a close 1A is now in the finals for the BELLATOR Heavyweight Championship. The 42 year old who lost his Bellator debut to MATT MITRIONE at Bellator 180/NYC is now on a modest 2 fight win streak (both in the HWY Grand Prix). The only major titles he hasn’t collected is the Bellator and UFC straps. He’s now just one win away from scratching one of those off.

CHAEL SONNEN charged out but ate a power right hand that put him down on the mat. He bounced up only to get cracked again. Everything the big Russian threw was with more power than the one before it. The skilled wrestler; Sonnen finally dragged Fedor down and had his back for a minute but Fedor managed to get on top and crack Chael with GNP. Back in the stand-up position Chael came in for another takedown attempt but got rag dolled. Another attempt worked near the cage, as Chael slammed Emelianenko down but Fedor reversed position and Sonnen got him off.

Fedor’s right found a home on Chael’s chin dropping him again. Emelianenko landed a flurry of rights as referee DAN MIRAGLIOTTA jumped in with just 14 seconds left; waiving the fight off. It did seem to be a tad premature as the majority of those shots didn’t connect solid as Chael was covering up. It would have been interesting to see what would of happened if it lasted to a second round, as Emelianenko’s pace was starting to slow down. He now on January 26, in the Los Angeles Forum faces a young, faster, stronger, better wrestler in the light heavyweight champion RYAN BADER with history on the line for both men.

Does Bader become Bellator’s 1st ever champ-champ? He most likely in that scenario will have the 205 strap taken off him despite his willingness to defend both belts. Which in turn then can set up a light heavyweight tournament to crown a new champ. As this is something SCOTT COKER has said the company would like to do more of (Grand Prix Tournaments). Or does Fedor pick up another heavy weight belt. Then the question becomes, how long does he stick around before calling it a career. Well; we’ll just have to wait patiently for 3 months for those answers to come.


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