Russian mixed martial artist MMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko confidently dealt with the American at the Bellator tournament in Japan.
43-year-old Russian fighter defeated the American heavyweight Quinton Jackson (Quinton Jackson). According to Gamebomb.ru, the battle took place in the Japanese city of Saitama as part of the Bellator X Rizin tournament. Fedor Emelianenko managed to knock out his opponent in the first round. At the same time, Fedor himself noted that he could have “toughly finished off” the American if the judge had not stopped the fight. Thus, now the Russian fighter of the mixed style has 39 victories, 15 of which by knockout, and 6 defeats. It is worth noting that his last fight, which took place on January 26, 2019, Fedor Emelianenko lost to another American, Ryan Bader.
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The network has already appeared videos of the past battle, as well as the most victorious strike, which Fedor Emelianenko knocked out Quinton Jackson. It is worth noting that the weight of the American during the weigh-in before the fight was 120.4 kilograms, while the weight of the Russian fighter was much less – 109 kilograms. After the defeat, Quinton Jackson said that he was going to lose weight and only then return to participate in the battles. “I felt like a hippo. But it’s my fault. No excuses. All is well. I’ll be back. But I will not return to heavy weight. I have to lose that damn weight, ”Quinton Jackson commented. In his Instagram, he also noted that he initially understood that his fight with Emelianenko could end only with someone else’s knockout.
According to Gamebomb.ru, Fyodor Emelianenko is left to conduct another 2 fights before the end of his career. At the same time, the most recent match should take place in Russia. The next rival of Fedor may be American Josh Barnett (Josh Barnett).