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Scott Coker looks back on Fedor Emelianenko’s victory at Verator 269: “It was really special.” – MMA Sports

It was as if Fedor Emelianenko had returned the clock.

Russian legendary hand speed

Bellator 269
Headliner, he knocked out former interim heavyweight title challenger Timothy Johnson 1:40 in the opening round at the VTB Arena in Moscow. Emerya Enco was her fourth win on her last five outings at Belator, but there have been some differences in her recent performance.

“It was really special,” Coker told the media gathered after the event. “I’ve been in the fight game for a long time and it was really fun to see because he was able to really deliver in front of all the fans in my hometown. It was a really special night, and I As I said, being a promoter for a long time has captured just that moment a few times, and really this was that night.

“I was awesome, it was like he could still bring it at the age of 45. He honestly threw a combination to Tim that I hadn’t seen for a while. He was home. I think the pressure of being in really helped him. When I met him yesterday he seemed very focused, and I have a lot of it on the line for him I think he’s here, and he’s proud to be here, all his people here, it was just a great night. Wow. I can’t believe it. “

Johnson suffered a decisive five-round defeat to Valentin Moldavsky in the interim championship match at Belator 261 in June this year. Prior to its defeat, the 36-year-old Extreme Couture representative wrote three consecutive victories over Tyrell Fortune, Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo.

“I can’t remember when Tim was last knocked out, or if he was knocked out that way,” Coker said. “Fedder, he threw some combinations to Tim as I did, man, the speed of his hands is still there. His cramping speed is still there. He put it on. Proved. He proved to me that he is still the best ever.

“I was sitting around [Bellator Europe executive] David Green, and
[American Kickboxing Academy coach] Javier Mendez, Javier
[Nurmagomedov], And we were just talking about how to do it,’Yes. Incredibly at the age of 45, he can still bring it that way. It’s unbelievable, it’s just like time stopped for him. “

Emerya Enco, who just turned 45 last month, seems to indicate that after Verator 269, another fight could take place before she retires. It is in line with Russia’s previous feelings when he expressed his hope for a three-game farewell tour in Japan, Russia and the United States. So far, nothing has been set on the stone.

“I’ll tell you, I’m not talking to Fedor about it,” Emelianenko said. “I just want to enjoy this moment, I think he just wants to enjoy this moment, so maybe you can talk to me within a couple of weeks and I’ll get back to you.”


– MMA Sports

Scott Coker looks back on Fedor Emelianenko’s victory at Verator 269: “It was really special.”

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