Widely regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time, Fedor Emelianenko, at 44 years of age, isn’t ready to call it a career. Bellator announced on Friday that it would launch in Moscow on Oct. 23 with Fedor headlining the event.
Bellator Moscow: Fedor’s return details
Fedor’s Oct. 23 opponent, as well as other match-ups and details of the Showtime telecast will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Fedor for 12 years and nine of his fights during his time with Bellator and Strikeforce,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “It’s an honor to bring him home to compete in front of his fans who have followed his entire career. In addition to Fedor, we will showcase Bellator’s deep roster of Russian talent and put together a historic card for our first trip to Russia on Oct. 23.”