Mir clipped Emelianenko not long into the card’s headliner, but after engaging the clinch, Fedor swept the former UFC champ to the floor with a beautiful throw. The fight moved back to its feet, and as Mir moved in, Fedor dropped him with a left hook to the jaw. After the former PRIDE heavyweight champ landed a couple more punches, the bout was stopped.
With the win, Emelianenko moves on to face Chael Sonnen in the semi-finals of Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix.
Here are the main card results for Bellator 198, which took place in Rosemont, Illinois.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) R1, 0:48
Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 3:52
Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gerald Harris via submission (armbar) R1, 1:11
Neiman Gracie def. Javier Torres via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R2, 3:18
Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker via submission (toe hold) R1, 1:38