Bellator 208: Fedor Emelianenko Takes Out Chael Sonnen & Advances to HW GP Finals
By FCF Staff
Chael Sonnen battled back from an early knockdown tonight at Bellator 208, but eventually, Fedor Emelianenko finished the accomplished vet, and advanced to the finals of the heavyweight grand-prix.
Emelianenko sent Sonnen to the deck moments into the bout with a huge, left uppercut. The rugged wrestler rebounded, however, and managed to take Fedor down. After a couple of scrambling exchanges on the ground, Emelianenko finished Sonnen with a flurry of ground-and-pound strikes.
With the win, Fedor will now face Ryan Bader in the finals of the heavyweight grand-prix.
Here are the results for Bellator 208, which went down in Uniondale, New York.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (punches) R1, 4:46
Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson via KO (punches) R1, 1:08
Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via KO (punches) R3, 2:08
Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO (punches) R1, 1:22
David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Tommy Espinosa def. Sukhrob Aydarbekov via submission (armbar) R1, 1:27
Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via TKO (punches) R1, 3:16
Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro via KO (punches) R1, 2:53
Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike Diorio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:08