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Fedor Emelianenko picked up a first-round knockout victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the headliner of last night's Bellator 198 event.

Fedor will now progress to the semi-finals of the grand-prix, where he'll go up against Chael Sonnen.

The famous Russian singer Oleg Gazmanov congratulated mixed martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko and even gave him his own poems.

"Dillon Danis said he was the "highest paid fighter in Bellator MMA, ' but I think he meant to say 'most un-athletic fighter in Bellator" and that was against a man with a losing record", Chandler wrote.

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Emelianenko headlined both of the events Affliction Entertainment ran before it folded in 2009

Emelianenko, 41, got back in the win column with the brief showing after suffering a similar fate at Matt Mitrione's hands in his promotional debut at Bellator NYC this past June. "And the next time I am, I assure you it will not be for long". After that vicious knockout, Mir has chalked up three losses in a row - following previous back-to-back losses against Mark Hunt and Andrei Arlovski - and has now lost for the seventh time in nine fights.

You can check out the main card highlights for Bellator 198 below. His connection with Trump dates back to 2008, when he was signed by Affliction Entertainment, a fight league in which Trump had an ownership stake.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu aficionados were treated to an array of submission victories on the main card, including Conor McGregor's close friend and training partner Dillion Danis.

Emelianenko knocked out former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the headlining bout, which was an opening round fight for the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. Both Lovato and Gracie improve to 8-0.

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