The reigning Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, who knocked out Fedor Emelianenko in 35 seconds in the Bellator Grand Prix final in 2019, is confident that the rematch with The Last Emperor will not be a more difficult test for him.
“Being part of his career not once, but twice is something special, and I can be the only guy who beat Fedor twice,” MMA Fighting quotes the American. “In the first fight, I felt a kind of awe – I stood in front of him and could not believe that it was Fedor. It was all a bit surreal, but I got out and did my job. Now this is nothing new, I will not feel this pressure, so I think the fight will be even shorter.
Recall that the heavyweight title fight between Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko, with whom the legendary Russian fighter will end his professional career, will head the Bellator 290 tournament in Inglewood, California, USA on February 4.