Ryan Bader won the Bellator heavyweight championship with a first-round knockout of legend Fedor Emelianenko. It was the final match of Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
It only took 35 seconds for Bader (27-5) to defeat his legendary opponent, who isn’t as impressive as he used to be earlier in his career. The american now is champ-champ.
Hardest worker in the room…Keep your head down, put in the work and good things will come! Let’s get it pic.twitter.com/97rFly00Tm
— Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) December 4, 2018
He holds the light heavyweight champion’s belt, also.
The title fight headlined Bellator 214 and could be last for veteran Emelianenko (38-6). He is one of the most notable MMA fighters in the world.