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Twitter reacts to double knockdown, Matt Mitrione KO of Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator NYC

Matt Mitrione spoiled the long-awaited Bellator debut of heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday when he emerged victorious in the Bellator NYC co-main event.

After the fight between Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) was scratched at the last minute earlier this year, the two finally came together at the pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, “Meathead” managed to shock the former longtime PRIDE champion… 331 more words

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Bellator NYC results: Matt Mitrione KOs Fedor Emelianenko after crazy double knockdown

As if things couldn’t get any weirder at the Garden.

In another bizarre fight ending at Bellator NYC, Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) knocked each other down at the same time before Mitrione recovered to knock out Emelianenko for good. 375 more words

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Famed Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko looking for a little U.S. redemption

(This story appears in today’s edition of USA TODAY.)

More than 17 years after his legendary mixed martial arts career began, heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko is as stoic as ever ahead of his most important fight in years. 654 more words

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Twitter Mailbag: Bellator's big night, Conor McGregor's interplanetary fame and more

Who would be the ideal representative to represent MMA against a top boxer? What happens if Conor McGregor actually beats Floyd Mayweather? Is Bellator NYC creating enough of its own buzz, or looking too much like a UFC knockoff? 1,640 more words

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Video: Watch today's Bellator NYC press conference on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET

NEW YORK – Prior to Saturday’s big event, you can watch today’s Bellator NYC press conference live here on MMAjunkie beginning at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. 167 more words

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Bellator NYC co-headliner Fedor Emelianenko: 'I don't separate fighting and the faith'

Fedor Emelianenko said he primarily fights for two things: his faith and Russia.

Famed heavyweight Emelianenko (36-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) returns to action on Saturday when he meets Matt Mitrione (11-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in the Bellator NYC pay-per-view co-headliner at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 168 more words

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