Fedor will now progress to the semi-finals of the grand-prix, where he'll go up against Chael Sonnen.
One of Dillon Danis' comments in a post-fight interview following a win in his mixed martial arts debut at Bellator 198 caught the attention of Michael Chandler. Fedor Emelianenko won by technical knockout over Frank Mir in the opening minute of the first round of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Mir was suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for taking a banned substance after in-competition test. Mir has denied knowingly taking the banned substance.
Fedor Emelianenko is regarded by many as the greatest of all time and he proves that in the fight as he defeated Mir in just 48-seconds of the first round. The contents of that discussion was not disclosed by Emelianenko's manager, Jerry Millen.More news: United States move to block F-35 planes into Turkey could backfire
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The Saturday fight came a few days after Emelianenko was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation over what The Telegraph reported was the Russian MMA fighter's collaboration with Affliction Entertainment. Trump announced a joint venture involving MMA and Emelianenko at a news conference on June 5, 2008. Not to mention, Trump's lawyer Cohen was also listed on Affliction's board as its chief operating officer.
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.
Elsewhere on the card, Dillon Danis, training partner of Conor McGregor and coached by John Kavanagh, made a winning debut in MMA by submitting Kyle Walker with a superb toehold submission, and rising featherweight prospect Emmanuel Sanchez put himself in the title picture with a fine submission of Sam Sicilia.