Bellator 208: Fedor Emelianenko Finishes Chael Sonnen to Advance to HW GP Finals

It wasn’t a flawless performance from Fedor Emelianenko, but “The Last Emperor” took out Chael Sonnen tonight at Bellator 208 to advance to the finals of the heavyweight grand-prix.

Right out of the gate, Fedor sent Sonnen to the deck with a big shot. The latter returned to his feet, but moments later, Emelianenko tagged him again. Sonnen kept pressuring and moving forward, however, and a couple of scrambles on the ground ensued.

Not long after Sonnen failed to sweep the Russian star, Fedor pounded away with strikes from the top, and the fight was stopped. Emelianenko will face light-heavyweight champ Ryan Bader in the tourney finals.

Here are the complete results for Bellator 208, which took place in Uniondale, New York.

Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (punches) R1, 4:46
Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson via KO (punches) R1, 1:08
Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via KO (punches) R3, 2:08
Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO (punches) R1, 1:22
David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Tommy Espinosa def. Sukhrob Aydarbekov via submission (armbar) R1, 1:27
Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via TKO (punches) R1, 3:16
Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro via KO (punches) R1, 2:53
Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike Diorio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:08

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