Both men came out swinging and it was Mir who first knocked down "The Last Emperor" but he quickly rose back to his feet and then executed a slick throw to bring the former UFC champion to the mat.
Bellator moves on to San Jose, California on May 12th, with Ryan Bader taking on Mo Lawal for the final place in the semi-final of the heavyweight grand prix. The loss snapped a five-fight winning streak for the Russian. "He is the greatest fighter to fight in the heavyweight division", Bellator president Scott Coker said. Sonnen entered the cage for a faceoff with Emelianenko following the bout.
Of course, Danis' training partner, the former featherweight and lightweight champion of the UFC, Conor McGregor, also paid his respects following the first-round sub.
After a three-year retirement in 2012, Fedor has returned and has gone 1-1-1 (one win was unofficially ruled a draw by the World Mixed Martial Arts Association) and looks to start a string of wins at Bellator 198.
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It has also seen backlash spread across social media, with users calling the regulation "sexist". Athletes will not be required to undergo surgery to lower hormone levels.
Despite his thoughts on Sonnen, it's no secret that heading into this highly anticipated bout on the back of a quick knockout is only going to help make this hugely marketable fight even bigger.
Catchweight (175lbs): Dillon Danis def. Kyle Walker via submission (toe hold) after 1:38 of Round 1.
According to MMA Junkie, he said: "I can not say the fight went the way I planned it because I still missed some big hits". "I said this before: When you are this good, you don't feel pressure".
Fedor's legendary reputation is built on the back of countless classic fights against the toughest opponents, and while this one didn't last long, there was no shortage of action.