Pros react after Fedor Emelianenko KO’s Rampage Jackson at Bellator Japan

Fedor Emelianenko

Mixed Martial Arts legends Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson squared off in a heavyweight contest in tonight’s Bellator Japan headliner.

‘The Last Emperor’ entered tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a first round knockout loss to Ryan Bader in his most previous effort at Bellator 214.

Prior to the setback, Fedor was coming off back-to-back TKO victories over former UFC standouts Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen respectively.

Meanwhile, Quinton Jackson was returning for the first time since September of 2018, where he scored a TKO victory over bitter rival Wanderlei Silva.

‘Rampage’ entered tonight’s contest having gone 3-2 over his past five fights overall.

Tonight’s Bellator Japan headliner proved to be a one sided affair. ‘Rampage’ looked to be very out of shape, where Fedor seemingly appeared to be in great form. ‘The Last Emperor’ was on the attack early and often in tonight’s fight unloading right hands and uppercuts in the direction of ‘Rampage’. After getting out of the way of an initial flurry, Jackson was put down by a right hand from Fedor (watch that here).

Official Bellator Japan Result: Fedor Emelianenko KO’s Rampage Jackson at 2:44 of Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to tonight’s Bellator Japan main event below:

https://twitter.com/derekbrunson/status/1211162544032927744

https://twitter.com/bellatormma/status/1211162834945662976

What do you think of Fedor Emelianenko possibly retiring following his KO victory over Rampage Jackson at tonight’s Bellator 237 event? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com December 28, 2019

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