Bellator 214 – Predictions of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader, combat map, odds, choice
While Bellator MMA’s Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader heavyweight last on Saturday is proving to the last fight in Fedor Emelianenko’s career, the Russian legend has the chance to escape after putting a pretty massive note on his résumé.
To be honest, Emelianenko, 42, meets Bellator 214 inside the Forum in Inglewood, California (Paramount Network / DAZ simultaneously, at 9 pm, Eastern Time). of the East), he did not openly announce that he would leave. After this weekend, however, it did give enough jokes during this week’s media training.
“Actually, at the age I am, I am thinking more and more of retirement,” said Emelianenko. “I can not answer that question for now, but I’m ready to rest and make a decision.”
“It’s not because I do not want to fight, it’s because of my age and my injuries.”
“The Emperor” retired in 2012 and set a 4-1 record since he returned three years later. Despite being the shadow of his great being, which included a 10-year unbeaten streak, Emelianenko’s hands remained remarkably quick and powerful to help protect the eliminations of Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen in the first round. For the opening of the tournament.
Although the vacant Bellator heavyweight title he competes for represents an attractive jewel to potentially close his career by winning, it is the quality of his opponent ahead of Bader, who will compete to become the first simultaneous champion in two. Bellator Divisions. make it so special
At 35, Bader seems to run at the most comfortable and dangerous level of his career. He may also have met a heavyweight division that would be best suited for his speed and ability despite a long career of 205 pounds behind him as a long-standing UFC competitor and current incumbent. Bellator
Thanks to the resurgence of Bader, which includes the dominant victories at the tournament “King Mo” Lawal and Matt Mitrione, he was able to offer Emelianenko his most impressive victory since his victory over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Mark Hunt and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride almost 15 years ago
Of course, doing it at such an advanced age would make Emelianenko’s situation even smoother and probably give him enough reason to take his new title before returning it to Bellator President and CEO Scott Coker and flee. At dusk. However, do not expect Bader so willing to help give such a decisive moment for your opponent’s great career.
In fact, it is Bader who thinks that recent opponents showed too much fear and respect for Emelianenko during the tournament.
“If you remember the Chael fight, we will not see too much [Emelianenko], it was excellent,” Bader told MMA Weekly. “I had the impression that Chael respected him too much, and in the fight against Mir he knocked down by the door, before [Emelianenko] knocked down and eliminated by Matt Mitrione.” Fabio Maldonado abandoned, and I have the feeling that I can give you my hand.
“I feel like he has not fought a guy like me for a long time, I’m going to keep this pressure on him all the time, I know I can hit him, I feel I can beat him, He can not do anything, he’s never fought with someone like me.”
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader: prediction
If Bader’s very successful career as a UFC lightweight has taught us everything, he is vulnerable from the start against the big punchers. Defeats against Lyoto Machida, Glover Teixeira, and Anthony Johnson prevented Bader from fighting for a UFC title despite a 16-4 record with an eight-year promotion.
It is for this reason, mixed with the combination of astute and powerful hands of Emelianenko, that the first round of this fight should only produce drama. Of course, the potential of what could happen after the first round helped young Bader to open up as the favorite of the bets.
Emelianenko has fought beyond the first round in his last seven appearances and faces a Bader player whose fierce fighting style designed to annoy opponents. It is possible that Emelianenko was stubborn enough to recover his senses after Sonnen sank him, but Bader is too tall and too close to his age to afford that same luxury.
If Bader survived the first fireworks, it could be a long night for Emelianenko, and could even end in a work stoppage.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader: Pics
Bader by unanimous decision.