Fedor Emelianenko questioned by Federal Bureau of Investigation before stunning knockout victory at Bellator 198

Clyde Nash
April 29, 2018

The win has cleared the way for the 41-year-old to make it to the semifinals of Bellator's yearlong heavyweight grand prix where he is due to encounter USA rival Chael Sonnen.

Fedor now holds a 6-1 record over his last seven fights, although that stretches back to 2011, including several fights in which the Russian has looked a severely diminished version of his previous self.

Saturday's headliner marked both Mir's Bellator debut and return from a two-year USADA-sanctioned ban. His connection with Trump dates back to 2008, when he was signed by Affliction Entertainment, a fight league in which Trump had an ownership stake.

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After the fight, Chael Sonnen came into the cage and confronted "The Last Emperor". Fedor traditionally weighs in between 230 and 240 pounds. Before the fight, Emelianenko said that 38-year-old rival Frank Mir is the top athlete and one of the best fighters in the world.

Danis training partner and famous UFC star Conor Mcgregor immediately congratulated him on the win.

Emelianenko's US manager Jerry Millen confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation had sought out his fighter before his appearance at Bellator 198.

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Elsewhere on the night, Dillon Danis made a winning debut in MMA by submitting Kyle Walker with a superb toehold.

Meanwhile, Rafael Lovato Jr. locked in an armbar on Gerald Harris to get a victory a little over a minute into their bout. And that's good news for Bellator and MMA as a whole. The card also sees elite welterweights Jon Fitch and England's own Paul Daley go to battle in the co-main event.

A surprise visit by the Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't distract Fedor Emelianenko. Frank Mir via TKO (strikes) after 0:48 of Round 1.

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