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Watch: Fedor Emelianenko KO’s Frank Mir After 48-Second Back-And-Forth War

Two legendary heavyweights collided last night as Frank Mir was knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko in the latest round of the Bellator heavyweight grand-prix.

They might not have the speed, the athleticism, or the chins they once did but for the 48-seconds that it lasted, Frank Mir versus Fedor Emelianenko lived up to the hype. The resulting fight was a back-and-forth brawl that didn’t seem likely to be left in the hands of the judges from the get-go and sure enough, it didn’t take long for the ref to call the action to a halt.

The Russian Fedor was stunned within the opening seconds of the Bellator heavyweight grand-prix encounter but was able to collect himself before catching Mir as he moved in to seal the deal. Again, the chins were both looking incredibly suspect from the getgo but with The Last Emperor now through the next round, he will face off against Chael Sonnen, who, of course, is a former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight.

The next outing in the grand-prix will see Ryan Bader and Muhammad Lawal compete for the opportunity to face Matt Mitrione.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.