In the main event of Bellator 269, Emelianenko (40-6, 1 NC) put on a vintage display of power punching to finish the former Bellator interim title challenger Timothy Johnson via first-round knockout at the VTB Arena in Moscow.
The 45-years-old earned his 40th professional win after unleashing a hellacious three-punch combo, punctuated by a left hook, snapped Johnson’s head back on the canvas to finish the fight at 1:46 on the opening round.
BELLATOR 269 QUICK RESULTS:
- Fedor Emelianenko def. Tim Johnson via first round knockout
- Said Sowma def. Vitaly Minakov via third round TKO (injury)
- Usman Nurmagomedov def. Patrik Pietila via first round submission
- Anatoly Tokov def. Sharaf Davlatmurodov via spit decision
- Kirill Sidelnikov def. Rab Truesdale via first round knockout
- Katarzyna Sadura def. Darina Mazdyuk via third round TKO
- Irina Alekseeva def. Stephanie Page via unanimous decision
- Nikita Mikhailov def. Brian Moore via unanimous decision
- Alexey Shurkevich def. Grachik Bozinyan via first round knockout
- Aiden Lee def. Alexander Osetrov via first round submission