Bellator 208: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen live results and highlights.
Bellator is hosting the last Heavyweight World Grand Prix semi-final bout tonight featuring a headlining match-up between Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) and Chael Sonnen (30-15-1) live from New York. The winner of the main event will go on to face Ryan Bader in the finals. Bader defeated Matt Mitrione in decisive fashion on at Bellator 207 on Friday night to secure his spot.
Emelianenko defeated Frank Mir during the first round of the tournament to advance to the semi-finals. Bader admitted he’d rather fight Emelianenko during the finals during his post-fight interview just last night.
Sonnen topped Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the opening rounds of the tournament and secured a decision win over the UFC vet. He’s riding on a two-fight win streak with back-to-back wins over Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.
Unfortunately, three fighters on the Bellator 208 undercard came in overweight for their bouts. Frank Buenafuente and James Gonzalez both missed weight and their bout against each other was scrapped. In addition, Jamal Pottinger came in a whopping 181.2 for his 175-pound catchweight fight with Robson Gracie Jr. making him a cringe-worthy 6.2 pounds over the limit. That bout, which would have been Gracie Jr.’s pro debut was also axed from the card.
Bellator 208 Main Card:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen
Saad Awad vs. Benson Henderson
Timothy Johnson vs. Cheick Kongo
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Anatoly Tokov
Henry Corrales vs. Andy Main
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via KO (Round 3, 2:08)
Bellator Preliminary Card:
Eric Olsen vs. Jeremy Puglia
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via TKO (Round 1, 3:16)
Dennis Buzukja vs. Ryan Castro
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro via KO (Round 1, 2:53)
Mike DiOrio vs. Andrews Rodriguez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike DiOrio via decision (30-27 x3)
Zarrukh Adashev vs. Christian Medina
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina via TKO (Round 1, 1:08)
Jennifer Chieng vs. Jessica Ruiz
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO (Round 1, 1:22)
David Meshkhoradze vs. Shaquan Moore
OFFICIAL RESULTS: David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Suhrob Aidarbekov vs. Tommy Espinosa
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov via submission (armbar), Round 1 – 1:27
Nick Fiore vs. Jerome Mickle
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle via decision (30-27 x3)
Bellator 207 takes place Oct. 12, 2018, live from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your live results and highlights.
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