Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader Set for the Final of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix

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Fedor Emelianenko will battle Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in the final of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. The showdown is set for January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Bader (26-5) advanced to the final by defeating Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision at Bellator 207 this past Friday. He holds notable victories over Mitrione, Antônio Rogério Nogueira (x2), “Rampage” Jackson, Phil Davis (x2), Rashad Evans, Ilir Latifi, and “King Mo” Lawal.

Fedor (38-5-1NC) advanced to the final by defeating Chael Sonnen via first-round TKO last night at Bellator 208. Arguably considered the greatest heavyweight fighter of all-time, Fedor holds notable victories over the likes of Sonnen, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (x2), Mark Coleman (x2), Kevin Randleman, Mirko Cro Cop, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, and Frank Mir.

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