The Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final took place tonight in Los Angeles, as Fedor Emelianenko squared off with Ryan Bader at Bellator 214.
The former PRIDE champion, Fedor Emelianenko, advanced to the tournament final by defeating Chael Sonnen via first-round TKO this past October in New York.
Meanwhile, Ryan Bader earned his ticket to the tournament final by defeating Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision.
The current Bellator light heavyweight champion, Bader, has gone a perfect 4-0 since joining the Viacom-owned promotion in 2017.
Round one begins and Fedor and Bader meet at the center of the cage.
Ryan Bader with a left hand that drops Fedor Emelianenko. One follow up strike from Bader and this one is all over folks! Wow! 35-seconds was all it took for Ryan Bader to become the Bellator “champ champ”.
Official Bellator 214 Result: Ryan Bader def. Fedor Emelianenko via KO at 0:35 of Round 1
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