Fedor Emelianenko defeats Chael Sonnen at Bellator 208
Bellator 208 winner Fedor Emilianenko (r) faces his next opponent Ryan Bader (l) / Pic: Supplied

MMA event Bellator 208 was held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. on October 14 (AWST). The main card featured five bouts, following a preliminary card comprising eight contests.

On the top of the bill Fedor Emelianenko squared off against Chael Sonnen. The pair battled out in the second semi-final bout of the heavyweight World Grand Prix.

The clash of heavyweights ended prior the final horn. “The Last Emperor” out of Russia stopped his opponent with punches at the end of Round 1

As a result Emelianenko earned his spot in the final of WGP where he faces Ryan Bader at the future event. The latter became a finalist after he scored a unanimous decision against Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207 held a day earlier.

Also on the card Benson Henderson took a unanimous decision against Saad Awad, and Cheick Kongo knocked out Timothy Johnson in the first round. The complete Bellator 208 results can be found below.

Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen results

Main Card
Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (punches, R1 4:46)
Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)
Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson via KO (punches, R1 1:08)
Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via KO (punches, R3 2:08)

Preliminary Card
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 x3)
Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina via TKO (strikes, R1 1:08)
Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO (punches, R1 1:22)
David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via split decision (30-27 x2, 28-29)
Tommy Espinosa def. Sukhrob Aydarbekov via submission (armbar, R1 1:27)
Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the World Kickboxing Network (WKN) international coordinator for Australia.

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