Late in the evening of 26 January in California (in Kiev early morning of 27 Jan.) hosted the final of the Grand Prix of heavyweights of Bellator MMA 214, which are the stars of the second ten best MMA fighters in the world, unlike the UFC promotion, which brought together stars of the first magnitude. The octagon was found to Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader. The fight was broadcast “Match TV”.
Ryan Bader knocked out his opponent in the first round and became the champion of Bellator.
Sports experts say that after this fight the Russians, which is called the Last Emperor, will finish his career. He said he needs to rest, and after that he will decide on his career, but did not deny that age is wearying and injuries.
What did the fighters before the fight
Before the last fight there were rumors that the fight “the last Emperor” Emelianenko may not take place due to the state of health of the Russian fighter, but his representatives denied this information.
At the weigh-in before the fight it was revealed that the weight Emelianenko 107,1 kg, Ryan Bader is 103.3 kg. the Growth of Russian 183 cm Americano – 188 cm
Military achievements of rivals in the final of the Grand Prix of heavyweights of Bellator MMA 214 is as follows:
At a press conference the athletes are divorced and they individually answered the questions.
Emelianenko called the battle very important, and Bader is a thinking fighter, which sees the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents. He answered questions with his trademark poker face.
American before the fight said that to meet Emelianenko is a dream and that he’s one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time, despite the fact that is already not in his Prime. Baden compared opponent with an electric saw, especially dangerous in the first round and said his task is to make his opponent exhausted.
Russian is considered to be the fastest and most explosive heavyweight in MMA history. He is famous for his drum equipment. Its small for a heavyweight weight it to compensate for the rapid blows and at the age of 42 remains one of the fastest heavyweights in the world. Spectacular knockout Emelianenko has repeatedly allowed him to knock out opponents in the first round. Recently, however, worse he keeps hitting and his technique in General is considered obsolete. Before the fight, the experts noted that his main chance to win – in stand, since the ground and grabs it “lame”.
The athlete was born in the city of Rubizhne Luhansk region. When he was two years old the family moved to Belgorod region of Russia, but Emelianenko often arrived in Rubizhne and in Anthracite. Lived modestly, is located in a communal apartment. Since childhood, fond of judo and Sambo, sometimes spending the night in the gym. Often took to training his younger brother Alexander, who also became an outstanding soldier.
Nearly 10 years, Fedor Emelianenko was undefeated MMA fighter. In 2010, flew out of the top ten best athletes in 2012, took a break and returned to the octagon already in 2016. Supporters say the modesty of the soldier, his religion, his social media accounts. in addition to Twittera, which will introduce someone from his entourage.
Ryan Bader age 35, he is at the peak of his form. It is a modern MMA fighter with a good fighting base, many battles he won through struggle and endurance. Shows itself well in the ground. At stake is January 26, stood second League title. This is the first precedent when the MMA fighter could become a double champion.
Bader also went in for sports from school. He won two Championships Nevada state high school. But while studying at the University of Arizona he became a member participant of the national championship. Career soldier began for him in 2008.