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Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) returned from an almost two-year layoff to face Johnson in the main event of Bellator 269 on Saturday, and he put on a show in front of his home fans in Moscow.
It took “The Last Emperor” less than two minutes to put Johnson away and it appears the 45-year-old legend still has a lot of fight left in him. A cageside Nurmagomedov couldn’t contain his excitement as he applauded Emelianenko’s emphatic return to the cage.
Despite his standout performance, Emelianenko remains uncertain of his fighting future. With one fight remaining on his Bellator contract, Emelianenko didn’t rule out a return to competition, but said he needs some time to reflect with his family before making a decision.
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