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Watch Fedor give Chael Sonnen his warmup track suit after knockout win at Bellator 208



There didn’t seem to be any hard feelings between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen after Bellator 208’s main event Saturday night.

Emelianenko (38-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) stopped Sonnen (30-16-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) with a first-round TKO to advance to Bellator’s heavyweight tournament final and a meeting with light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader for the heavyweight title. The fight took place at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., and aired on Paramount and streamed on DAZN.

Even though Sonnen has a reputation for talking enough to get under opponents’ skin before fights, it didn’t seem to happen with the legendary Russian. Sure, Sonnen talked – but much of it was backed with respect.

And after the fight, Emelianenko and Sonnen met backstage, where Sonnen complimented him on his speed – and Emelianenko gave him his warmup attire from the fight.

Sonnen appeared to be moved by the gesture, and hugged Emelianenko a second time. He then said the items would be for his son.

Check out the video captured by Bellator’s camera backstage below.

And for complete coverage of Bellator 208, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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