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Coker Hopes to Have “Great Event” in Moscow For Fedor’s Final Fight

Emelianenko (photo via Bellator / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Fedor Emelianenko has two bouts left on his Bellator contract, and the promotion’s president, Scott Coker, is hoping to have the legend fight in Russia for the final fight.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 44-year-old Emelianenko did not fight this past year. The legendary heavyweight’s last bout took place in December, 2019, when he quickly took out ‘Rampage’ Jackson.

The Russian star is expected to retire after his Bellator deal is completed, and while talking about Fedor’s final fight recently, Coker said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“I really wanted Fedor to fight his retirement fight not in front of just the officials and have the staff and be on a closed environment in a bubble,” Coker said. “I really want Fedor to finish his career in front of 30,000 people in Moscow, to be honest, Bellator MMA’s first fight in Russia. Do a fight in Moscow. For him, the prodigal son has returned. Fedor is the greatest fighter of all-time, and he’s now coming home to retire and put his gloves up and hang it up to retire.”

The Bellator President also had this to say about his hopes for the card.

“Not only would he fight, but all the guys that we have, like (light heavyweight champion Vadim) Nemkov and like (Anatoly) Tokov and all those great fighters from Moscow that are fighting for Bellator, they will also fight on the card, and we’ll do maybe a ‘Russia vs. the world’ match there and you’ll see some fighters from Europe,” Coker said. “We’ll have a great event.”

Emelianenko (39-6) has gone 3-2 to date under the Bellator banner.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:29 am
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