With the win, Emelianenko will now face Chael Sonnen in the semifinals of Bellator's heavyweight grand prix. He entered the heavyweight tournament and outpointed Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the opening round, despite weighing thirty-one pounds less. Obviously, these guys have taken more than their fair share of punishment over the years but Twitter's MMA following didn't hesitate to give credit where it was due to what amounted to a fun fight between two fan favourites. The crafty Mir used an underhook to immediately get back to his feet and both men immediately began trading again.
Danis' social media bluster almost matches McGregor's, and past year he boasted of being the highest paid Bellator fighter.
"The American Gangster" was in attendance at last night's Bellator 198 event and made a decision to confront "The Last Emperor" inside the cage shortly following the Russian's high profile victory over Mir.
Based on what we saw during the event, the legendary Last Emperor is far from done after he secured a brilliant 48-second knockout of the former UFC heavyweight champion and advances to the semi-final after his victory in the main event. Bellator is full of some of the best jiu-jitsu practitioners in mixed martial arts, with submissions aplenty in Chicago.More news: Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten to Retire, Join ESPN's Monday Night Football
Dillon Danis promised he was going to deliver on his MMA debut, and that is exactly what he did! The card also sees elite welterweights Jon Fitch and England's own Paul Daley go to battle in the co-main event.
'Not at all, ' Emelianenko said when asked if the Federal Bureau of Investigation approach was a distraction.
Danis, who previously dominated the jiu jitsu circuit, submitted Walker at 1:38 in the first round.