Before Fedor Emelianenko walked to the cage Saturday in Moscow, “Baby Fedor” had his turn and made the most of it.
The bout served as the featured prelim for the event, which took place Saturday at VTB Arena in Moscow. The main card aired on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.
Sidelnikov (13-6 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) caught a Truesdale () kick approximately 90 seconds into the fight and landed a left jab that dropped the Scottish fighter to the mat. From there, Sidelnikov pounced. Punches and elbows to the head and body landed over and over again.
Bloodied and battered, Truesdale attempted to block the strikes with his hands but there was no escape. A series of violent ground-and-pound elbows were unanswered and referee Kevin MacDonald waved off the fight.
With the win, Sidelnikov turned a solo victory into a winning streak. Meanwhile, Truesdale loses his second straight outing in his promotional debut.
Check out the finish from “Baby Fedor” in the video below:
Baby Fedor with the domination. 🇷🇺💥
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 23, 2021
The up-to-the-minute Bellator 269 results include:
Kirill Sidelnikov def. Rab Truesdale via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:01
Katarzyna Sadura def. Darina Mazdyuk via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:17
Irina Alekseeva def. Stephanie Page via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nikita Mikhailov def. Brian Moore via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexey Shurkevich def. Grachik Bozinyan via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:25
Aiden Lee def. Alexander Osetrov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:41