Fedor Emelianenko's retirement fight against Ryan Bader to headline Bellator 290 on CBS in February

Bellator’s debut on CBS next year has some serious star power. ‘The Last Emperor’ has been out of the cage since his knockout win over Timothy Johnson in October 2021. Following the victory, Emelianenko revealed he would only compete one more time. He subsequently called for a rematch with Ryan Bader. The pair first faced […]

Fedor Emelianenko calls for the IMMAF to end Russia’s suspension from future events: “Russian athletes are hostages of socio-political problems”

Fedor Emelianenko is calling for the IMMAF to end Russia’s suspension from future events. The MMA legend and president of the Russian MMA Union, Emelianenko, wants the IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) to allow Russians to compete at next year’s European Championships. Russia is currently suspended from fighting due to the ongoing war with […]

Fedor Emelianenko 'shocked' at Russians 'fleeing' the draft

Fedor Emelianenko has expressed surprise at some his countrymen’s reluctance to join the war between Russia and Ukraine. The conflict between the two Eastern European nations has been ongoing since February, and Vladimir Putin recently announced a partial mobilisation of 300,000 troops with military experience. Reports subsequently emerged of a number of Russians avoiding the […]

Bellator's Scott Coker provides update on Fedor Emelianenko retirement fight, reveals hope for Ryan Bader rematch: "He wants a revenge fight"

Bellator president Scott Coker has revealed who Fedor Emelianenko could fight next. ‘The Last Emperor’ has been out of action since his knockout victory over Tim Johnson in October 2021. The bout moved Emelianenko to a two-fight winning streak, as he had previously finished Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in Japan in December 2019. Prior to the […]

Scott Coker reveals he tried to make Anderson Silva vs. Fedor Emelianenko, hopes to re-open the "dialogue" and make it happen in Japan

Scott Coker is hoping to make Anderson Silva vs. Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator. After Silva fought out his UFC contract and became a free agent, Coker says he tried to sign the Brazilian. He wanted to do a one-off fight against Emelianenko but Silva made it known he wanted to pursue boxing. Recently, Silva has […]