“He beat the second number.

This will put him at the top of the top 10, ”Cocker said at a press conference.

Emelianenko, 45, knocked out Johnson in the first round in the main fight at Bellator 269. For him, this victory was 40th in his career with six defeats and one fight declared invalid. 

Earlier Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov expressed the opinion that it is too early for Fedor Emelianenko to end his career after defeating Johnson