Fedor Emelianenko lost to Mitrione knockout

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Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko lost to American Matt Mitrione knockout in the first round in the tournament Bellator 180.

The battle, which took place in new York, lasted less than two minutes. Both boxers exchanged powerful blows that appeared on the canvas, but the American was able to recover and to pounce on the rebound Emelianenko. The referee was forced to stop the fight after the Russians missed a few crushing blows.

The match of these two athletes was to be held in February, but then a couple of hours before the battle of Mitrione hospitalized with suspected kidney stones, the fight was postponed.

The defeat in the first battle under the auspices of Bellator became the fifth in career Emelianenko.

Fedor Emelianenko lost to Mitrione knockout