Bellator 208 had the Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko taking on The American Gangster Chael Sonnen in the World Heavyweight Grand Prix, and it kicked off Saturday with a live stream of the preliminary card action right here on Cageside Press!
At the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York on Saturday, the Bellator World Heavyweight Grand Prix continued, as Fedor Emelianenko took on Chael Sonnen in the weekend’s second semi-final. Also on the card, Benson Henderson, the former UFC lightweight champion, faced Saad Awad, who was getting the biggest test of his career thus far against ‘Smooth.’ And heavyweight Tim Johnson faced Cheick Kongo, in what very well could tab an alternate for the heavyweight grand prix.
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First up, however, was the Bellator 208 preliminary card. A live stream of all the action got underway at 6:30 PM ET, and all eyes would be on one name: Gracie. Joining the likes of Royce and Neiman in the Bellator MMA family, Robson Gracie Jr. was making his professional MMA debut at Bellator 208. The brother of Renzo Gracie was facing Peter Nascimento (0-1), who had gone 2-1 as an amateur before losing his own pro debut earlier this year.
UPDATE: Gracie was pulled from the card when his opponent missed weight.
Check out the Bellator 208 live stream below for all the preliminary card action, and check back for results throughout the evening in case you missed anything! The preliminary card kicks off at 6:30 PM ET
Bellator 208: Emelianenko vs. Sonnen – Live Tonight on Paramount Network
Bellator 208 Preliminary Card Results:
Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen by TKO (punches), Round 1, 3:16
Dennis Buzukia def. Ryan Castro by KO (punches) Round 1, 2:53
Andrews Rodriguez def. Mike DiOrio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina by TKO (knees and punches), Round 1, 1:08
Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz by TKO (punches), Round 1, 1:22
David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Tommy Espinosa def. Suhrob Aidarbekov by submission (armbar), Round 1, 1:27
Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle by unanimoud decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)