Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York, hosts Bellator 208 headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen is a Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Fedor won his quarterfinal bout knocking out Frank Mir, while Sonnen out wrestled “Rampage” for a decision win in the quarterfinals.
The co-main event has former UFC & WEC Champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson against heavy handed Bellator staple Saad Awad.
Heavyweights meet as Cheick Kongo welcomes recently signed free agent Timothy Johnson to Bellator MMA. Additionally in the Middleweight division Russian strikers face off as former champion Alexander Shelmenko faces Anatoly Tokov.
Paramount/ DAZN Main Card
HW Grand Prix Semi: Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen by TKO (punches) 4:46 R1
LW: Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad by (30-27, 30-26 x2) unanimous decision
HW: Cheick Kongo def. Timothy Johnson by KO (punches) 1:08 R1
MW: Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
FW: Henry Corrales def. Andy Main by TKO (punches) 2:08 R3
MW: Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen by TKO (punches) 3:16 R1
LW: Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro by KO (strikes) 2:15 R1
WW: Mike DiOrio def. Andrews Rodriguez by unanimous decision
FlyW: Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina TKO (punches) 1:08 R1
WSW: Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz by TKO (punches) 1:27 R1
WW: David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore by split decision
FlyW: Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov by submission (armbar) 1:27 R1
LW: Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle by unanimous decision
Ryan Bader will face off with Fedor Emelianenko in the Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals in January 26 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.