Fedor, after a break of almost a year, decided to return to the octagon and get Victoria again. Recall that in the previous meeting in the final of the grand prix, the Russian lost to Ryan Bader in the first round by technical knockout.
Although before that, Emelianenko managed to prevail over Frank Mir and Chail Sonnen. Note that the last three fights at the “Emperor” ended in the opening round. Note that the Russian fighter is not as active in the octagon as before, but still remains dangerous for any opponent.
Quinton professionally held 51 matches and scored 38 victories. He previously played at the UFC, but in 2013 decided to move to Bellator, where he developed the series to five victories, but lost in 2017 to Muhammad Laval and then failed against Chail Sonnen.
In both cases, he lost by unanimous decision. Only in the previous match did Jackson beat Wanderlei Silva by technical knockout. The American has always been famous for his punch, but recently he clearly lacks a knockout completion.
Statistics and Head to Head
- The previous four fights of Fedor ended ahead of schedule.
- The Russian won the last two of the three matches.
- Quinton lost in the last two out of three meetings.
In our opinion, this fight will not last long, since the Russians have recently all meetings are quick and end in the first round. We believe that Fedor should be better prepared for this fight, because he feels quite confident in the octagon with similar rivals and may well surprise his counterpart even in the orchestra, ending the fight at the start.
Our prediction is a total under than 1.5 rounds for 1.70 odds.
We also take the victory of Fedor Emelianenko with a coefficient of 1.68.