The legendary fighter of the mixed single combats Fedor Emelyanenko will hold his next fight in February under the auspices of the American organization of Bellator. It is reported portal MMA News , citing a source close to the Russian athlete.
The name of the opponent of the President of the MMA Union of Russia is still unknown. Most likely, they will be former UFC fighter American Matt Mitrion, who won two Bellator victories by knockout.
Earlier in the press already, there were reports about the sluggish negotiations representatives Emelianenko and Mitrione, which gradually turned into an active phase.
Recall that Emelianenko last appeared in the ring on June 18 of 2016 in the fight against Brazilian Fabio Maldonado. The last Emperor then won a very controversial victory the separate decision of judges. Fedor was on the brink of defeat in the first round, withstood a few heavy knockdowns, and then was able to turn the tide of battle in their favor.
Later, the international Association of the mixed single combats (WMMAA) recommended to deprive Emelianenko status of the winner in a battle with Maldonado and recognize the result of the match a draw.
Matt Mitrion previously played American football, and since 2009, began his career as a fighter. Under the auspices of the UFC, he had 16 fights in which he scored 11 victories and five defeats.