The undefeated black belt in Bjj and grandson of Carlos Gracie Neiman Gracie entered this fight with a perfect mma record of 7-0-0 (86% submission victory rate – he has never won via ko/tko) while his opponent, Javier Torres, has a record of 10-3-0 (60% finishing rate). Gracie fought twice last year beating Dave Marfone and Zak Bucia while Torres lost to Maurice Salmon in 2014 and then he has collected one no-contest and four victories. Gracie vs Torres is on the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko vs Frank Mir – Bellator 198. Watch the video and rate this fight!
The undefeated black belt in Bjj and former world jiu jitsu champion Rafael Lovato Jr entered this fight with a mma record of 7-0-0 (86% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.42 middleweight in the world. He fought three times last year winning over Charles Hackmann, Mike Rhodes and Chris Honeycutt (Chris Honeycutt vs Rafael Lovato Jr).
His opponent, Gerald Harris (who replaces John Salter), has an official record of 25-5-0 (68% finishing rate) and he suffered his last loss when he faced Josh Burkman in 2012, since then he has won four bouts defeating Brian Green and Matt McKeon in 2017. Lovato vs Harris is on the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko vs Frank Mir – Bellator 198. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Emmanuel Sanchez entered this fight with a pro mma record of 16-3-0 (44% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.11 featherweight in the world. He lost to Daniel Weichel in 2016 (Weichel vs Sanchez) but he came back to win in 2017 beating Georgi Karakhanyan (Karakhanyan vs Sanchez), Marcos Galvao (Sanchez vs Galvao) and Daniel Straus (Daniel Straus vs Emmanuel Sanchez).
His opponent, Sam Sicilia, has a record of 16-8-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.68 in the same weight class. He suffered three consecutive defeats between 2015 and 2017, the last one with Gavint Tucker but then he has beat Marcos Galvao. Sanchez vs Sicilia is on the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko vs Frank Mir – Bellator 198. Watch the video and rate this fight!
The 41-year-old former Pride, world combat sambo champion and black belt in judo Fedor Emelianenko entered this fight with a professional mma record of 36-5-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.53 heavyweight in the world. ‘The Last Emperor’ fought just three times since 2012 beating Singh Jaideep (Fedor Emelianenko vs Singh Jaideep) and Fabio Maldonado (mma Fight of the Year candidate, Fedor vs Maldonado) but then he lost to Matt Mitrione in 2017 (Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione).
His opponent, the black belt in karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Hw champion Frank Mir, has an official record of 18-11-0 (78% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since March 20, 2016 when he was defeated by Mark Hunt (Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir). Before this bout, in 2015, he had fought three times winning over ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (Silva vs Mir) and Todd Duffee (4-stars-fight, Mir vs Duffee) but then he lost to Andrei Arlovski (Arlovski vs Mir). Fedor vs Mir, main event of Bellator 198, is the quarterfinal of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament. Watch the video and rate this fight!