In the main (and only stated) the January event of promotion Bellator fans of mixed martial arts know the name of the new champion in heavy weight. And yet the leading bookmakers in doubt of who the contenders more worthy of the title. And there are a few reasons. Fedor is much older opponent. But Ryan is much easier to "the Last Emperor"... But let us all in order.
Where and when?
Bellator 2014 will be held in Los Angeles, California. It will take a multifunctional arena Forum, located in Inglewood. The event will be held in the evening of the twenty-sixth of January, local time. That is, GMT live broadcast is to wait for the Sunday morning, the twenty-seventh of January.
Forty-two years of Fedor Emelianenko during his career in MMA has held forty-four games. Thirty-eight of them "the Last Emperor" defeated their counterparts. On account of his thirteen knockouts, sixteen successful submisson and nine positive rulings. Fedor has lost five times (four knockouts and one submission).
To act in the mixed single combats Fedor started in 2000, when it became famous as the champion in combat Sambo and judo. Was the Russian athlete under the auspices of various promotions, until in the summer of 2012 decided to retire. By the time "the Last Emperor" has become the MMA champion in various organizations.
But in September 2015, Emelianenko is back in the octagon. The twenty-fourth day of June, Fedor debuts in Bellator. And with defeats in the first round, he knocked out Matt Mitrion. After that, the Russian soldier becomes a participant in the Grand Prix without any problems and goes through to the final nokautera Frank Mir and Chala Sonina.
For thirty-five years of Ryan Bader gryadushi match will be the thirty-second in his career. On account of the holder of a purple belt in Brazilian JIU-jitsu twenty-six victories (eleven knockouts, three submissa and twelve positive decisions of the referee) and five defeats (three knockouts and two delivery).
It is noteworthy that the Bader nicknamed "Darth" is the current champion of Bellator in the light heavyweight division. That is, for the sake of participation in Grand Prix he decided to fight with larger rivals. And in the tournament, Ryan has performed very well. In the quarterfinals of the American knocked out Muhammed Lawal, and in the semifinals by unanimous decision got Victoria over Matt Mitrione. In General, the winning streak Bader has six games. The last time he conceded the thirtieth of January 2016 Anthony Johnson. Then the "Rumble" knocked out Bader in the first round.
Words before the fight
Fedor Emelianenko admits that for him, the upcoming match could be the last in the career of the access to the octagon as a professional. Nevertheless affects and age, and too a busy calendar, according to which the training Pro. While "the Last Emperor" confirms the fact that it is in peak form and is almost ready for the final.
Ryan Bader is also fully confident in his abilities. And one that is very motivated by the opportunity to become the first holders of two Bellator championship belts in different weight categories.
Fedor Emelianenko vs Ryan Bader: fight
Bookmakers give a slight advantage to the Russians, as he is more experienced and can knock out any opponent with just one blow. But in General, specialists in mixed martial arts expect an equal match. We agree with representatives of the BC and offer to bet on the victory of Fedor Emelianenko.
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