Fedor Emelianenko vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson to headline Bellator Japan event on Dec. 29!

Bellator’s first event in Japan will have two legends headlining the card – Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson. Take a look below!

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson is happening

First of all, Emelianenko (38-6-0) has not played a single match since his first knockout defeat. He lost at the hands of Bellator heavyweight and current light heavyweight, Ryan Bader at Bellator 214 in January. Furthermore, speaking at the occasion, the well-known Russian heavyweight marked his happiness to be fighting in Japan has risen to influence.

Meanwhile, Jackson (38-13-0) came into the match after winning the quadrilateral battle with Wanderlei Silvawho, who he stopped in the second round of their Sept. 2018 meeting at Bellator 206. Additionally, the “Rampage” insisted that Emelianenko is his “favorite fighter”. Besides, he would fight anyone if it meant he could return to Japan to compete.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson

Furthermore, after announcing the central event for the Saitama card on Wednesday morning in a Tokyo press conference, Scott Coker also disclosed that he planned to bring a team of three fighters from Bellator over to Japan for the card to face three Rizin fighters in challenge matches. Besides, Rizin promoter insisted that he was happy to help Coker and Bellator host its first event in Japan.

When should Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson take place?

“Bellator will host its first event in Japan on December 29 and I’m very happy to help Bellator and Scott Coker to make this happen,” Sakakibara told the gathered communications through a translator.

“I do believe that Dec. 29 will be a history-changing event and Bellator will be able to make that happen. I’m very happy that they will be able to work together, along with RIZIN, and we are pleased to be the witness of this historical event.”