Fedor-Rampage Return To Japan
After months of rumors and conversation, Bellator will make its debut in the nation of Japan, as they head to the Saitama Super Arena on December 29th for a partnership with RIZIN.
The event will be headlined by two of the most popular fighters to ever square off in Japan, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Fedor Emelianenko, as the two PRIDE legends face off for the first time ever at Bellator Japan: Fedor vs. Rampage, powered by RIZIN.
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“For Bellator’s debut in Japan, we wanted to bring a massive event and fighters that the Japanese fans really connect with,” said Bellator President Scott Coker.
“Given the vast history of martial arts and MMA in Japan, and especially at Saitama Super Arena, this will be a very special show that no one will want to miss. This will, unquestionably, be a monumental event for Bellator and I am looking forward to the moment that Fedor and ‘Rampage’ walk out to a crowd that has known them since their careers began. I would also like to thank RIZIN for their help in making this event a possibility and we look forward to working together in the near future to showcase the best talent each organization has to offer.”
Fedor returns to the Bellator cage for what may be his final time, looking to bounce back from his loss to Ryan Bader in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix this past January, while Jackson is looking to build off of a September 2018 win over Wanderlei Silva at Bellator 206.