Bellator 208 ‘Fedor vs. Sonnen’
October 13, 2018
Uniondale, New York
Main Card (Paramount Network / DAZN)
Fedor Emelianenko (38-5, 1 NC) defeated Chael Sonnen (30-16-1) via TKO (punches) at 4:46 of round one
Benson Henderson (26-8) defeated Saad Awad (23-10) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Cheick Kongo (29-10-2) defeated Timothy Johnson (12-5) via KO (punches) at 1:08 of round one
Anatoly Tokov (27-2) defeated Alexander Shlemenko (56-12, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Henry Corrales (16-3 defeated Andy Main (12-4-1, 1 NC) via KO (punches) at 2:08 of round three
Preliminary Card (DAZN / Bellator.com)
Jeremy Puglia (1-1) defeated Eric Olsen (0-2) via TKO (punches) at 3:16 of round one
Dennis Buzukja (1-0) defeated Ryan Castro (0-2) via KO (punches) at 2:53 of round one
Andrews Rodriguez (1-0) defeated Mike Diorio (1-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 20-27, 30-27)
Zarrukh Adashev (1-1) defeated Christian Medina (0-2) via TKO (strikes) at 1:08 of round one
Jennifer Chieng (1-0) defeated Jessica Ruiz (0-1) via TKO (punches) at 1:22 of round one
David Meshkhoradze (1-0) defeated Shaquan Moore (0-1) via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Tommy Espinosa (6-1) defeated Sukhrob Aydarbekov (5-4) via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of round one
Nick Fiore (3-3) defeated Jerome Mickle (3-7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
– Nearly a decade after Scott Coker brought Fedor to Strikeforce, where things would not turn out well for the Heavyweight legend, “The Last Emperor” delivered in a big way in his second Heavyweight Grand Prix appearance under a Coker run promotion. With 1st round finishes of Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen, Fedor will now meet Ryan Bader on January 26th for the vacant Bellator Heavyweight Championship.
– Benson Henderson put on the best performance of his Bellator career thus far with a dominant UD victory over Bellator vet Saad Awad.
– Cheick Kongo’s 68 second finish of Timothy Johnson made us wonder why the 43-year-old Frenchman wasn’t a contestant in Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix. Surely, he’ll be first up for whomever wins the title in January. Kongo is now riding a 7-fight win streak under the Bellator banner.
Bellator 208 Fight Highlights