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Matt Mitrione Wants Fedor Rematch in Russia for Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Matt Mitrione has a vision of how he would like the Bellator heavyweight grand prix to unfold.
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Matt Mitrione Wants Fedor Rematch in Russia for Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Matt Mitrione has a vision of how he would like the Bellator heavyweight grand prix to unfold.
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Midnight Mania! Fedor Emelianenko Favored Over Chael Sonnen

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Fedor Emelianenko rolled back the clock this past weekend, knocking out fellow aging veteran Frank Mir in a fight that somehow managed to pack an entire narrative, including momentum swings, Fedor getting knocked down, getting back up to land a gorgeous Judo throw, and then knocking Frank Mir out cold, into less than fifty seconds of action.

Next, he faces up-cycled middleweight Chael Sonnen for a spot in the final. While Fedor has always been a small heavyweight, and hasn’t faced a consistent wrestler since Matt Lindland in 2007, he opened as a favorite over the American, at -200. Fedor’s power, sambo experience, and submission skill is evidently weighted higher by the bookies than an undersized Sonnen’s wrestling chops.

Sonnen, of course, disagrees, and has gone on record recently discounting Fedor’s wins in Pride due to alleged match fixing. UFC commentator Joe Rogan is also on record saying he thinks the rampant steroid use in Pride made it a different era for fighters.


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Video: Watch Jacked Fedor Ruin Heavy Bag

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, is set to collide with ex-PRIDE FC 265-pound kingpin Fedor Emelianenko as part of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament.

Get all the gory details here.

They’ll do the deed at the upcoming Bellator 198 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on April 28, 2018 inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., just outside of Chicago (details here). The winner is expected to face Chael Sonnen, who advanced in the tourney by fighting like a bitch turning away fellow UFC import Quinton Jackson.

To help get fight fans hyped for next month’s showdown, the promotion released a “Countdown” to Emelianenko vs. Mir, showcasing what each fighter is capable of in the twilight of their respective careers.

Maybe it’s time to chase Joe Rogan’s record on the PowerKube!

The Russian powerhouse looks to be in great shape at age 41, though some fight fans may remain skeptical after he was melted by Matt Mitrione at Bellator 180 back in June. I think most “Emperor” fans want to see the Emelianenko who tore through the Japanese circuit, not the one who limped through the ranks of Strikeforce several years later.

Which version of Fedor shows up on April 28 may not matter if Mir is on his A game.

Early predictions?

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Frank Mir Will Break Our Hearts by Destroying Fedor

I still remember vividly the day Fedor Emelianenko came to town.

It was a cold New York City day, with dirty snow on the ground and flurries in the air. But the excitement in the air – put there because Fedor was paying a visit to a local sambo school – made us all immune to the chill.

The legendary Russian heavyweight had already lost to Fabricio Werdum via triangle choke seven months before, but he was about to take part in Strikeforce’s heavyweight tournament, and presumably take out “Bigfoot” Silva, and all would be redeemed. And so we gathered around, swarming him when he exited his limo, swarming him when he stepped on the mats at the sambo school, and listening intently to the Russian he spoke (and which we couldn’t understand). It was glorious. He was glorious.

Sadly, Bigfoot beat the hell out of him. So did Dan Henderson. And last year Matt Mitrione knocked him the hell out.

The man we once worshipped as the greatest fighter the UFC could never have is gone, replaced by someone who wears his mileage on his quirky sweater’s sleeve.

At Bellator 198, Fedor will be giving the Bellator heavyweight tournament a go. He’s taking on Frank Mir, the former UFC champ who will outweigh Fedor by probably 50 pounds or more.

Fedor is going to get destroyed. I hate to say it, but it’s true.

He no longer has that speed and accuracy that enabled him to compete against the bigger guys, and no matter what the years have taken from Mir, the UFC vet will still be bigger and more capable of absorbing punishment.

Does anyone disagree? I mean, it’s obvious what’s going to happen.

Anyway, here’s a Countdown vid devoted to the fight. Watch it and weep over the Fedor who’s gone.

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Former Fedor, ‘Minotauro’ Foe Wagner ‘Zuluzinho’ to Fight for First Time Since 2010

Super heavyweight Wagner da Conceicao Martins, better known as Wagner “Zuluzinho,” will return to action for the first time in nearly eight years when he faces “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” competitor Job Kleber Melo at an Imortal FC event on June 2.
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Bellator MMA Formally Announces Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir for Bellator 196 on April 28

When Bellator MMA heads back to the Chicago area in April, the promotion will stage a clash between two of the most notable heavyweights in history.
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Bellator MMA Formally Announces Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir for Bellator 196 on April 28

When Bellator MMA heads back to the Chicago area in April, the promotion will stage a clash between two of the most notable heavyweights in history.
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Chael Sonnen Targets Wanderlei Silva, MSG, Fedor Emelianenko During Entertaining Presser Rant

Provide Chael Sonnen with the proper venue and something worthwhile to sell, and the self-proclaimed “Gangster from West Linn” rarely fails to deliver.
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Fedor Emelianenko on Chael Sonnen’s antics: ‘I don’t condone that type of behavior’

NEW YORK — At Bellator 180 media day, Fedor Emelianenko talked about his pay-per-view fight against Matt Mitrione, what it means to fight at Madison Square Garden, his canceled first fight with Mitrione, recent barbs thrown by Chael Sonnen, and much more.

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