Fedor Emelianenko before the fight, Bellator Grand Prix with the American Frank Mir

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TASS, April 29. The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko did not sustain serious injury in winning the match 1/4 finals of the Grand Prix for the championship belt Bellator heavyweight against American Frank Mir. About Emelianenko said in the octagon after the fight.

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Fight 41-year-old Emelianenko and 38-year-old World was held on Sunday in Rosemont (USA, Illinois) and became the main event of the Bellator tournament 198. Emelianenko defeated opponent by TKO at 48 seconds of the first round.

“I feel great joy, thank God that we managed to win – said the Russian fighter. – I don’t know, you have to look, but, like, nothing, but it cracked me up a little bit.”

In the semi-finals of the Grand Prix Bellator, Fedor Emelianenko will meet with American Cheyl Sonnen, in the other semifinal match will meet the Americans Ryan Bader and Muhammed Lawal.

Now in the asset 43 Emelianenko fight in mixed martial arts, he won 37 of them (28 – ahead of schedule) and suffered five defeats, and one fight was declared invalid. The world has suffered a 12th defeat in total, he played in 30 of MMA fights, scoring 18 wins (15 – early).