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Mar 21, 2017 5:54 am

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione rebooked as co-headliner for Bellator 180

Yesterday afternoon, we learned that Bellator MMA will be heading to New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden on June 24. The ever-growing promotion will do so with Bellator 180, a pay-per-view card that will be headlined by a long-awaited light heavyweight showdown between three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and Pride legend Wanderlei Silva....

Feb 25, 2017 12:17 am

Chael Sonnen opens up on attempt to step in for Matt Mitrione against Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier this month at Bellator 172, UFC veteran Matt Mitrione was set to step into the Bellator MMA cage against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko for a highly anticipated scrap that would serve as Emelianenko’s return to the United States following his return to MMA at the end of 2015. Unfortunately after months of buildup, training,...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

Bobby Lashley gunning for Bellator fight against Fedor Emelianenko

Now that Fedor Emelianenko is signed to Bellator MMA, there are a quite a few matchups to be had for “The Last Emporer.” With his bout against Matt Mitrione falling out at the last minute with “Meathead” having to be transported to the hospital for issues from kidney stones, it is likely we will see...


Feb 19, 2017 8:36 am

Bellator to auction off Fedor Emelianenko’s sweater for charity

If things had gone according to plan, Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko would have made his long awaited debut in the Bellator cage in the main event of Bellator 172 last night. Regrettably, fate got in the way, as his opponent Matt Mitrione was forced out of the fight with kidney stones just hours out...

Feb 19, 2017 7:37 am

Chael Sonnen wanted to fight Fedor on hours’ notice, Bellator was interested

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 172. Until yesterday afternoon, we expected this card to be headlined by a heavyweight scrap between UFC veteran Matt Mitrione and heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately, disaster struck on Saturday afternoon, when Mitrione was forced out of the bout with kidney stones. In the...

Feb 19, 2017 6:39 am

Matt Mitrione responds to claims that he was scared to fight Fedor

On Friday night, the MMA community was transfixed on the imminent comeback of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian great was poised to take on Matt Mitrione in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 172, and not even the UFC’s Sunday trip to Halifax could distract us from his return to action. Regrettably, things took...

Feb 18, 2017 3:18 pm

BREAKING! Matt Mitrione out of Fedor Emelianenko fight

Breaking news surfaced Saturday afternoon that Bellator MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been forced out of his Bellator 172 headlining fight against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko. According to reports from Ariel Helwani, Matt Mitrione fell ill prior to his fight against ‘The Last Emperor’ and as a result the fight has been cancelled. Fedor vs....

Feb 18, 2017 11:42 am

Fedor Emelianenko questions if UFC wants Khabib Nurmagomedov as champion

In just two short weeks, undefeated top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will meet in the Octagon for a highly anticipated interim lightweight title fight, with the winner then moving on to fight Conor McGregor when the lightweight champion returns from the hiatus due to the upcoming birth of his...

Feb 17, 2017 9:44 am

VIDEO | Learn the origins of Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary sweater

On Saturday night, legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage. He will do so opposite dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172, which will emanate from San Jose, California. Fedor, of course, is a legend for many reasons: for his tremendous grappling skill, for his incredible power, for...

Feb 14, 2017 11:51 am

Donald Trump is a Fedor Emelianenko fan

Ahead of this Saturday’s highly anticipated Bellator 172 event, where MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage in 2017 after going 2-0 since returning to MMA in 2015, M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein, who used to manage Emelianenko, revealed in an interview that United States President Donald Trump has...

Feb 14, 2017 11:33 am

Fedor Emelianenko explains why he chose Bellator over the UFC

This weekend, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage when he steps into the Bellator MMA cage against former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Emelianenko will be returning to the cage for the first time since his controversial majority decision win over Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 back in June,...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Dec 24, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Fedor Emelianenko vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’ in friendly fight

In this rare video, you can see MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko competing against UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a foreign gameshow. While the ‘fight’ is certainly a friendly one, with smiles being exchanged by both men throughout the session, Emelianenko doesn’t hesitate to use his Sambo and throw...

Dec 23, 2016 9:28 am

Fedor Emelianenko weighs-in on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

Last month at UFC 205, Khabib Nurmedomedov cemented his place as the lightweight #1 contender when he picked up a horrifically dominant win over Michael Johnson. Nurmagomedov used his grappling skills to repeatedly take Johnson down, and land countless elbows, complete with trash talk to Johnson mid-fight, and a conversation with UFC President Dana White...

Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Nov 23, 2016 7:52 am

VIDEO | Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s wild slobber-knocker with Fabio Maldonado

Last weekend, during the Bellator 165 broadcast, we learned that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had signed with the promotion. The Russian great will debut at Bellator 172 on February 18 in San Jose. He’ll make this Bellator debut against dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. By the time Fedor makes his Bellator debut, it’ll have been eight...

Nov 19, 2016 7:51 pm

BREAKING! Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione set for Bellator 172

Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage on February 18 in San Jose, California when he squares off with Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172. Bellator officials just announced the news. THE EMPEROR HAS ARRIVED! #Bellator172: Fedor vs @mattmitrione | FEB 18 live & free on @spike 9/8c pic.twitter.com/lSlMuwE48x — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 20, 2016...

Oct 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Bellator targeting Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione for early 2017

Russian heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko appears to be set to make his Bellator debut in early 2017, and an opponent is already under consideration. Former Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt “Meathead” Mitrione looks to be Emelianenko’s next foe and his first fight under the Bellator banner. As reported by FloCombate, the fight desk is nearing...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

Oct 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Shane Carwin says he has accepted a fight with Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier today former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin (12-2 MMA) took to Twitter where he hinted that he was making the move to fight for RIZIN Fighting Federation by posting the following. Hey @rizin_PR you are going to need bigger gloves, these do not fit, not even close! #MMA pic.twitter.com/Yk3gp2ataz — Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin)...

Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Oct 12, 2016 10:29 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko’s Daughter Assaulted After Criticism of Chechen Dictator

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that the daughter of legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko had been attacked and hospitalized in Moscow, Russia. These reports were later confirmed by BloodyElbow.com. According to the initial report, Fedor’s daughter, who is just 16 years old, was assailed by unknown attackers on her walk home from school. After being...

Sep 12, 2016 10:35 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Offered $2 Million to Fight at Rizin End of Year Show, Possibly Against Wanderlei Silva

Once widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko has fallen off pretty severely over the last few years. First, he experienced three consecutive losses under the Strikeforce banner, falling to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Dan Henderson. Next, he scored three wins over less than stellar competition, before...

Jul 20, 2016 12:47 pm

Bellator reportedly working on Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tito Ortiz

It’s been nearly a year since former UFC champion Tito Ortiz competed in Bellator MMA. In his last outing, the ‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ lost to Liam McGeary via 1st round submission. Now, nearly a year later, there are talks of Ortiz stepping into the Bellator cage to square off against arguably the greatest fighter...

Jul 15, 2016 8:55 am

Fedor Emelianenko’s win over Fabio Maldonado overturned by World MMA Association

Fabio Maldonado’s appeal to the World MMA Association has paid off! After losing via majority decision to Fedor Emelianenko at EFN 50 last month, Maldonado began the appeal process to have the decision overturned due to a conflict of interest stemming from Emelianenko being the head of the Russian MMA Union. 3 judges for the...