Bellator Results: Fedor, Ryan Bader To Meet In GP Finals For Title

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It will be Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix sometime in 2019.

Emelianenko, a former Pride and WAMMA champion, finished off Chael Sonnen in the first round Saturday night at Bellator 208, while Bader advanced with a decision win vs. Matt Mitrione on Friday at Bellator 207.

Bader is also the current Bellator light heavyweight champion.

The two cards aired live on Paramount Network.

In other key fights, Benson Henderson scored a decision win over Saad Awad, Cheick Kongo knocked out Timothy Johnson, Sergei Kharitonov finished Roy Nelson and Corey Browning knocked out “Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson Jr.

Bellator 207 Results

Ryan Bader (25-5) defeated Matt Mitrione (13-5) via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)

Sergei Kharitonov (29-7-1, 1 NC) defeated Roy Nelson (23-16) via KO (knees) at 4:59 of round one

Lorenz Larkin (20-7, 1 NC) defeated Ion Pascu (18-9) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Corey Browning (4-2) defeated Baby Slice (3-2) via TKO (punches) at 2:08 of round two

Mandel Nallo (7-0) defeated Carrington Banks (7-2) via KO (knee) at :57 of round two

Mike Kimbel (2-0) defeated Alex Potts (1-1) via KO (punch) at :06 of round one

Janay Harding (4-4) defeated Sinead Kavanagh (5-3) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of round one

Andre Fialho (10-1) defeated Javier Torres (10-5, 1 NC) via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sarah Click (2-2) defeated Kristi Lopez (2-1-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Vinicius de Jesus (6-2) defeated Tim Caron (9-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Alexandra Ballou (1-0) defeated Lisa Blaine (2-1) via TKO (elbows) at 3:28 of round three

Pat Casey (4-0) defeated Kastriot Xhema (2-2, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Kemran Lachinov (7-2) defeated Sean Lally (8-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Bellator 208 Results

Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (strikes) at 4:46 of Round 1

Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson via KO (strike) at 1:08 of Round 1

Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via KO (strike) at 2:08 of Round 3

Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via TKO (strikes) at 3:16 of Round 1

Dennis Buzukia def. Ryan Castro via KO (strike) at 2:53 of Round 1

Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike DiOrio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina via TKO (strikes) at 1:08 of Round 1

Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO (strikes) at 1:22 of Round 1

David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of Round 1

Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)