BREAKING: 44 Year Old Fedor Emelianenko Announces Return to MMA- Will Rejoin Bellator
Fedor Emelianenko hasn’t competed in a professional MMA fight since 2019. The veteran MMA fighter has been fighting for over 2 decades and is a bonafide legend of the sport. The fighter last competed at the Bellator 237 event against Quinton Jackson and won via a 1st round TKO.
Since then many people have been speculating as to when the fighter will return to action. Now a recent tweet by popular MMA journalist Ariel Helwani has revealed some news relating to the fighters’ comeback.
He wrote, “Fedor Emelianenko is expected to announce tomorrow that he is returning to action later this year, sources say. Opponent TBD. Slated for October. The 44-year-old legend hasn’t fought since his December 2019 win over Rampage Jackson. Presser set for 11 am et.”
Fedor Emelianenko is expected to announce tomorrow that he is returning to action later this year, sources say. Opponent TBD. Slated for October. The 44-year-old legend hasn’t fought since his December 2019 win over Rampage Jackson. Presser set for 11 am et.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 24, 2021
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When ‘The Last Emperor’ fought against Jackson, he was 42 years old. Therefore, following his victory, many speculated that this could be the last time we see the legendary fighter compete. However, this latest news has come as a ray of hope to the fans of Emelianenko as now we can hope to see the fighter back in action very soon.
Looking back at the MMA career of Fedor Emelianenko
Many present MMA fans would not know how great of a fighter Emelianenko. Therefore, a look back at the fighter’s exceptional MMA record is worth looking back on.
‘The Last Emperor’ first competed in his first professional MMA fight back in 2000. He fought Martin Lazarov at the Rings Russia: Russia vs Bulgaria event. Emelianenko won that fight via a first-round submission and started an MMA career that would last over 2 decades.
Emelianenko went on to fight 4 more times in 2000, winning 3 and losing just 1 of them. The legendary fighter went on to win many championships and accolades throughout his career. The most notable among them was him being the Pride Fighting Championships (Heavyweight champion) from 2003 to 2007.
Now the fighter is 44 years old, however, going by his last fight we can see that fighter still has the talent to compete against anyone in the MMA world. Therefore, we as fans are eager to watch ‘The Last Emperor’ back in action.
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