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Bellator 214: Ryan Bader stops Fedor Emelianenko early to become Bellator’s first dual-division champ

Ryan Bader makes history as Bellator's first champ-champ

Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5-0) made history in the Bellator 214 heavyweight grand prix tournament finals yesterday in Inglewood, California by knocking out PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko (38-6-2) less than a minute into the opening frame to add the heavyweight crown to his mantle.

Bader used a quick left hand to knock Emelienenko down, then followed up with hammerfists which forced referee Mike Beltran to call the bout at 35 seconds. Bader is now the company’ first dual-division champion.

In other bouts:

RYAN BADER DEF. FEDOR EMELIENENKO VIA KO (PUNCH) R1 0:35

HENRY CORRALES DEF. AARON PICO VIA KO (PUNCH) R1 1:07

JAKE HAGER DEF. J.W. KISER VIA SUBMISSION (HEAD AND ARM CHOKE) R1 2:09

JUAN ARCHULETA DEF. RICKY BANDEJAS VIA UD (29-28 29-28, 29-28)

ADEL ALTAMIMI DEF. BRANDON MCMAHAN VIA SUBMISSION (ARMBAR) R1 1:16

THOR SKANCKE DEF. JESSE MERRIT VIA SUBMISSION (NORTH SOUTH CHOKE) R1 4:26

JESSE ROBERTS DEF. A.J. AGAZARM VIA SD (29-28, 29-29, 29-28)

WEBER ALMEIDA DEF. ODAN CHINCHILLA VIA TKO (PUNCH) R1 3:04

ART RIVAS DEF. SEAN JOHNSON VIA TKO (STRIKES) R1 4:30

JAY JAY WILSON DEF. TYLER BENEKE VIA SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE) R1 1:31

RYAN LILEY DEF. JAMES BARNES VIA KO (HEAD KICK) R1 1:30

CRAIG PLASKETT DEF. IAN BUTLER VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

DESMOND TORRES DEF. STEVE RAMIREZ VIA SUBMISSION (ARM TRIANGLE CHOKE) R1 4:21

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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