MMA Community reacts to tonight’s Bellator 198 Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko fight!
Legendary mixed martial arts heavyweight fighters and former world champions Frank Mir and Fedor Emelianenko squared off in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 198 event with the winner moving on in Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament to face Chael Sonnen.
Although the fight only went 49 seconds it was absolutely amazing while it lasted.
Mir appeared to rock Fedor with an early combination but “The Last Emperor” was able to recover and score a judo throw that sent Frank crashing to canvas.
Mir would scramble back to his feet and was greeted with a few knees in the clinch from Fedor for his efforts.
Once the fighters eventually broke free from the clinch position Fedor was able to catch Mir with a beautifully timed uppercut that sent Frank to the floor. From there, Fedor would move in and unleash some ground and pound which promoted the referee to step in and call a stop to the contest.
Fedor KOs Mir in less than a minute.
He’ll meet Chael Sonnen next.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 29, 2018
That fight was so much fun for the one minute it lasted. Just a good old fashioned slugfest.
— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) April 29, 2018
— Robin Black (@robinblackmma) April 29, 2018
Never gets old, Fedor.
— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) April 29, 2018
OMG i almost just peed myself in excitement #Bellator198
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) April 29, 2018
Good to see Fedor pick up a big win!
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) April 29, 2018
— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) April 29, 2018
Short little uppercut as Mir ducked in. Thank fucking god.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 29, 2018
Props to #Fedor. I'm gonna go cry for now.
— Kinch (@KinchMMA) April 29, 2018
Never in my life would I have expected to end up seeing my all time favorite fighter, Chael Sonnen take on one of the GOATs, the HW GOAT…Fedor.
Bellator, you're literally a dream sequence. #Bellator198
— Drake Riggs (@Dre_Kriggs) April 29, 2018
Mother of God… https://t.co/sNVdbHXUlP
— Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) April 29, 2018