BREAKING: Fedor Emelianenko Makes His MMA Return Against Tim Johnson at Bellator Moscow in October

Published 08/05/2021, 12:35 PM EDT


Fedor Emelianenko is a true legend of MMA and has been competing professionally since 2000. The fighter has fought 46 professional MMA fights throughout his career. ‘The Last Emperor’ last competed in the Bellator 237 event against Quinton Jackson and won via a first-round TKO.

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Now, according to the latest news, the fighter is all set to make his MMA comeback later this year. This piece of information was first reported by TASS, and Bellator later announced the official fight.

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Emelianenko is 44 years old, and many thought that his fight against Jackson would be his last. However, the fighter believes he still can compete and is eager to step inside the cage once again. Since 2018, the fighter has competed in 4 fights, winning 3, and has proved that age is just a number for ‘The Last Emperor.’

Since Emelianenko announced his desire to return to action, many fighters wanted to compete with him. There were many names thrown around, but Tim Johnson is the lucky, or rather unlucky, one.

Currently ranked No.2 in the Bellator Heavyweight rankings, Johnson has a point to prove. He has an MMA record of (15-7) which isn’t stellar, but the fighter’s recent form is significant, as he has won 3 out of his last 4 fights. This fight is touted to be the second last fight in Emelianenko’s MMA career as the fighter just has 2 fights left in his Bellator contract.

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Fedor Emelianenko has been competing in professional MMA for over 2 decades. The fighter has won accolades in many sports, including the heavyweight championship in Pride Sport.

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At one point in time, ‘The Last Emperor’ was undefeated across 28 MMA fights spread across a decade. Emelianenko is a true legend of combat sports and therefore fans are very excited to watch their favorite fighter in action this October.

Do you think Fedor Emelianenko will be victorious in his MMA return? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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