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'Bellator 198 Countdown,' No. 2: Frank Mir's greater purpose against 'the soul of Russia'

Bellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix continues next week, and the promotion is rolling out a special two-part series previewing the highly anticipated matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir. 169 more words

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John McCarthy: Fedor Emelianenko will be inspired to prove two things at Bellator 198

Of course Fedor Emelianenko wants to advance in Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix next week. Of course he wants to become the promotion’s heavyweight champion.

But Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) will have something else on his mind as a goal when he takes on Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in the Bellator 198 main event, former referee and current Bellator analyst John McCarthy says. 151 more words

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Daily Debate: Ahead of Bellator 198, what's your pick for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir?

Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix continues next week with a dream matchup in the opening round.

A fight MMA fans were clamoring for years ago finally will come to fruition when Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) takes on Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) in the Bellator 198 main event. 217 more words

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'Bellator 198 Countdown,' No. 1: Fedor returns to 'the place where I became the man I am now'

Bellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix continues this month, and the promotion is rolling out a special two-part series previewing the highly anticipated matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir. 143 more words

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Behind the scenes of Fedor Emelianenko, Frank Mir training camps before Bellator 198

Bellator’s heavyweight tournament will continue in a month when a pair of legends finally meet.

Bellator 198 takes place April 29 in Rosemont, Ill., outside Chicago. 180 more words

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Bellator champ Ryan Bader: Win vs. Fedor Emelianenko in tourney would be 'ultimate fairytale'

Ryan Bader isn’t certain how Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix is going to play out, but he has an ideal ending.

Bader (24-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), the Bellator’s current light-heavyweight champion, moves up a weight class for the eight-man, single-elimination tournament that will crown a new owner of the vacant heavyweight belt. 660 more words

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Trading Shots: Can nostalgia for MMA's recent past teach us anything about where it needs to go in the future?

What can one evening of nostalgia for MMA’s past tell us about its present, and maybe even its future? In this week’s Trading Shots, retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss. 1,501 more words

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