Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Tim Johnson
Bellator 269 results: Fedor Emelianenko knocked out Tim Johnson
The Bellator MMA cage was in Moscow, Russia on Saturday for Bellator 269, titled by Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Johnson.
While Emelianenko does not rank in the Bellator heavyweight division, Johnson ranks No. 2. Emelianenko last competed in December 2019, but a win over Johnson would oust the “Last Emperor” in the rankings.
It was the first time Bellator hosted an event in Russia and spectators inside the VTB Arena saw Emelianenko knock out in the first round.
The two of them stood in front of each other and tried to find an opening to shoot. The speed of Emelianenko’s hand was evident from an early age. He landed and came out of his pocket.
Emelianenko unleashed a connection that connected. A left hand landed on Johnson’s chin followed by a right hook that caused him to pop on the canvas. Emelianenko did not follow up with other punches because he did not need to. Johnson came out on the carpet.
The night was successful for the Russian fighters. Emelianenko and his team won their matches.
“I am happy for the Russian fighters. “Everyone did well,” Emelianenko said after the victory. “Thank God everyone won tonight. We already have two champions and we will prepare another one “.
In the co-star event, former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov suffered a broken finger in the final round of his fight against Said Sowma, losing the TKO. Minakov dominated the first round, but Sowma made adjustments and returned to the second frame. The injury came at 3:08 in the third round.
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Official Bellator 269 results:
- Fedor Emelianenko or. Tim Johnson with knockout (punches) at 1:46, R1
- Said Souma Def. Vitaly Minakov from TKO (hand injury) at 3:08, R3
- Usman Nurmagomedov or. Patrik Pietilä with submission (back naked chuck) at 4:06, R1
- Anatoly Tokov or. Sharaf Davlatmurodov by separate decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Kirill Sindelnikov or. Rab Truesdale from TKO (punches and elbows) at 2:01, R1
- Katarzyna Sadura – winner Darina Mazdyuk from TKO (punches) at 3:17, R2
- Irina Alexeeva or. Stephanie lelo Page by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Nikita Mikhailov winner Brian Moore by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Alexey Shurkevich def. Grachik Bozinyan from TKO (punches) at 2:25, R1
- Aiden Lee op. Alexander Osetrov with submission (rear chuck) at 3:41, R1