Fedor returns to action on New Year’s Eve in Japan

Book your flights to the Land of the Rising Sun, people, because the “The Last Emperor” is making a comeback.

There were many notable highlights from yesterday’s Bellator: Dynamite 1 event, one being the announcement that Fedor Emelianenko would indeed return to the cage. His comeback fight will be held in Japan on New Year’s Eve in the main event of a card that will be aired on Spike TV in the US.

Former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara made the announcement at “Dynamite 1.” He and Bellator will work together to make the card happen in Japan.

Emelianenko (34-4, 1 NC) hung up his gloves in 2012 after three straight wins outside of the US. This came in the wake of three straight losses (all via stoppage) in Strikeforce. He has worked alongside current Bellator president Scott Coker back when Coker was the Strikeforce head honcho.

“The Last Emperor” is now 38 years old and will be returning after a three-year hiatus. Time will tell who he will face in his main event comeback bout.

Gab Pangalangan

Gab Pangalangan is a former collegiate national Judo champ and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DojoDrifter.com. You can find his other works in the Philippines' leading magazines and websites.
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