Fedor Emelianenko is still knocking people out in 2021. The 45 year old finished UFC veteran Tim Johnson in the first round at Bellator 269 last night.
Bellator posted the finish on Twitter:
????The Last Emperor scores the KO in Moscow!
What a moment for Fedor, in Bellator’s historic first Russian event.#Bellator269 pic.twitter.com/gZq4pH5bMa
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 23, 2021
It was a vintage Fedor finish with the right hand doing the damage. The footage might bring back bad memories for Andrei Arlovski who was knocked out with the same strike in 2009.
It was Fedor’s first fight in nearly two years but he now has back to back wins. The Russian was last seen stopping Quentin Jackson in the first round at Bellator Japan.
Fedor’s career is clearly coming towards an end but the former Pride heavyweight champion is still going strong after 21 years as a professional mixed martial artist. He is an inspiration to middle aged men everywhere!