Legends never die, they say. They don't tell you that Legends can be stunned from time to time, and sometimes disgraced. Inglewood's Forum at Calif welcomed a second matchup of Emelianenko Fedor and Ryan Bader. All requested this game to properly send Fedor off as the 46-year-old announced the game as his last.Bet on MMA Now!
A two-time defeat by a single foe can be described as anything but a fluke; especially in the Bellator 290 heavyweight section of MMA. Fedor Emelianenko was humiliated by Ryan Bader in what seemed to be their last duel as heavyweight belt counterparts. The bout which lasted only 35 seconds saw Ryan Bader run a train on Fedor with perfectly poised hooks and straight jabs that seemed to say, Let's end this quickly.
Before this duel, many fans had anticipated the flawless domination of this duel by Emelianenko Fedor. While some claimed that Fedor had a motive for selecting Ryan Bader as his final opponent before hanging his gloves. Others simply said it would have made no sense for Fedor to face any other opponent than Bader.
In the early rounds of the duel, Fedor tried to dominate with sneaky hooks from his customary bouncing stance. However, Bader jerkily pranced on the seemingly overconfident opponent who was expecting a right from his south-pawed dominant foe. His low guard left him vulnerable as the punch successfully registered a demeaning stun while Bader, quickly seeing an opening, dove in for a takedown which Fedor wriggled off, but not before his broken nose registered first blood.
The grapple that ensued next saw Fedor trying desperately to protect his already blood-oozed nostrils. As fans continued to cheer seeing pounds of sweaty fleshy-meat chunks dabble from side to side, Ryan Bader registered another uppercut which doused Fedor, who was already panicky from his gross disadvantage. This uppercut was referred to after the match as the bloody elbow.
As Fedor staggered to a corner of the cage, he watched his legacy become vague. Ryan Bader's rampage festered as he continued to land good blows to Fedor's blind side. Taking a huge grip on the now devastated Fedor, Bader takes him into half-guard and conjures a combo of pummelled barrages of hammer fists.
As Fedor laid on the ground, he shielded his face with his hands, barely able to see. Bader rushed in, and continued a rain of devastating blows on the fallen foe. The massive aggression was as if to say, If you are to go,it should be in grand style.
With Fedor barely managing to shield himself before the referee Herb Dean rushes in to call off the match, seeing how limp Fedor had become, despite the cries from the fans who wanted the fight to go on as Bader pranced around like a wounded lion, taunting him to get up if he could.
Bader had won by a mile. Some notable reactions from the game include hashtags on Social Media with #Fedor. Others include:
The Emperor's last walk … and many others
Nothing but respect from @Ryan Bader"
posted by an excited fan who claimed his bet went through.
The Last Emperor really had his last walk, I wonder if he would be able to walk again at all.
… and many others.
The game continues as other Emelianenko brothers look to continue the legacy of the bloodied Emperor. While others congratulated Fedor, a fervent fan knows the secret message behind Bader's aggression. We all know he means to humble everyone who wishes to retire in grand style. We may be wrong, so what do you think?