Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Ukrainian-born Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA. Wikipedia
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader -LA
Bellator MMA: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader
The Bellator heavyweight grand prix will reach its conclusion at the beginning of 2019.
Both Bader and Emelianenko advanced to the tournament final in October at Bellator 207 and Bellator 208, respectively.
Bader, 35, dominated his way to a unanimous decision over Matt Mitrione in the Bellator 207 headliner. That semifinals win was preceded by a knockout win over Muhammed Lawal in the opening round back in May. Bader, who already holds Bellator’s light heavyweight title, is trying to become the first simultaneous champion in the history of the promotion.
The 41-year-old Emelianenko, a former PRIDE champion, scored a first-round TKO win over Chael Sonnen in the Bellator 208 headliner. Prior to that, Emelianenko knocked out Frank Mir in 48 seconds back in April.
Ryan DuWayne Bader is an American mixed martial artist who is currently signed with Bellator MMA and is the current Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion. Bader formerly competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the Light Heavyweight division, obtaining an overall record of 15-5. Wikipedia