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Video: Watch cageside Khabib react to Fedor KO at Bellator 269 in Russia

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Former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko turned back the clock last Sat. night (Oct. 23) in Moscow, Russia, planishing heavyweight contender and former UFC bruiser Tim Johnson in the Bellator 269 main event.

Check out the thunderous finish right here.

The victory electrified longtime fans of “The Last Emperor,” including former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” was cageside to watch Emelianenko — as well as a bevy of other Russian fighters — do work on the Showtime-televised event.

This is not the first time Nurmagomedov was cageside for a Fedor fight. “The Eagle” was on the scene when the ex-Strikeforce headliner was battling Fabio Maldonado in St. Petersburg back in summer 2016, shouting instructions from his seat.

Emelianenko (39-6, 1 NC), who turned 45 back in September, is expected to return at some point in 2022 to finish out the remaining fight on his Bellator contract; however, nothing is official at this time. As for Nurmagomedov (21-0), he retired from competition back in late 2020.

For complete Bellator 269 results and play-by-play click here.