The fight became the highlight of Bellator 269. The 45-year-old knocked out his opponent in the first round.

The fight lasted 2 minutes 46 seconds.

For the Last Emperor, this victory was the 40th in his career with six defeats and one fight declared invalid.

Johnson suffered for the eighth time in MMA with 15 victories.

Earlier, Russian fighter Kirill Sidelnikov said that he would pray for Fedor Emelianenko in a fight with Johnson.