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Bellator NYC results: Matt Mitrione finishes Fedor Emelianenko in first, after double knockdown

Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione deliver a double knockdown at Bellator NYC.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione fired off big right hands at the same time Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

They both landed flush. They both hit the mat. For a split second, it appeared we might have a double knockout for the ages.

But Mitrione regained his bearings in a hurry and soon put things to an end.

The heavyweight brawler pounced on the legendary former PRIDE champion from Russia and finished him with a bunch of short rights and then a big one, ending their Bellator NYC fight via knockout at just 1:14.

“I’ll remember thinking ‘Oh shit, I’ve got to jump on him,” said Mitrione (12-5).

Mitrione has now won three straight fights since moving over to Bellator from the UFC. The 40-year-old Emelianenko (37-4, 1 NC) had a five-fight win streak snapped.

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