Fedor destroys Johnson with walk-off KO at Bellator 269
Fedor Emelianenko scored a massive knockout win in his Russian homecoming.
The legendary heavyweight finished Tim Johnson with a two-punch combination at the 1:46 mark of the first round in the Bellator 269 main event Saturday in Moscow.
The stoppage marked Emelianenko's 40th victory as a professional MMA fighter. He returned to the cage following a nearly two-year layoff, improving his winning streak to two.
It was also his first contest in Russia since 2016 and Bellator's debut event in the country.
The 45-year-old is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time as a former PRIDE FC titleholder. His 28-fight unbeaten streak from 2001 to 2010 is regarded as one of the best runs in MMA history.
Emelianenko has spent the last six fights of his career in Bellator, with which he holds a 4-2 record.
Johnson, a former UFC fighter who recently challenged for the Bellator interim heavyweight title, is now riding a two-fight skid. He's 3-4 since leaving the UFC and signing with Bellator in 2018.