Russian MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko will hold his last career fight in February 2023.
As the official website of the Bellator promotion reports, the fight of the Russian and American Ryan Bader will be conducted on the night of February 4 to 5 in California as a part of Bellator 290 tournament. The tournament will take place at the “Forum” Arena in Inglewood (California, USA).
These fighters have met in the final of the Grand Prix in 2019 and Emelianenko was knocked out by Bader in the first round.
For the 46-years-old Emelianenko, this fight will become the last in his career. He conducted 47 fights in MMA, 40 of which he won and lost in six. One more fight was declared invalid.
Bader is the Bellator Champion in heavyweight. He is 39 years old, he has achieved victories in 30 fights and in seven he was defeated.
The tournament will be broadcast the Showtime service. The tournament begins at 04:00 Ashgabat time. The main fight of the evening will take place no earlier than 07:00.