Report: Fedor Emelianenko vs Rampage Jackson Targeted For Bellator New Year’s Show In Japan!

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Fedor vs Rampage Being Targeted For Bellator and Rizin Crossover Event

Bellator is looking to end the year out strongly. In order to do this, they are planning a massive event with Rizin, in Japan, and they are looking to have Fedor Emelianenko take on Rampage Jackson in the main event.

Bellator has had a crazy year in 2019, with their many tournaments, and big free agent signings. Additionally, they have had some pretty big fights, as far as Bellator’s standards. Subsequently, they are looking to put a massive cap on their 2019, with a big New Year’s Eve event in Japan.

As it stands, Bellator has been doing some cross over promotion with Japan’s Rizin promotion. Their 135lb champ Kyoji Horiguchi has had fights with Bellator’s Darrion Caldwell. Therefore, it comes as little surprise that they are looking to partner up again for a big show to end the year.

According to a report from Josh Gross, Bellator is looking to pair up with Rizin for a pair of shows at the end of December. They are looking to book Fedor Emelianenko vs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event of one show. Moreover, Josh says it will be looked at as Fedor’s final fight in Japan.

“It looks increasingly likely that Bellator will run a show Dec. 29 in Japan. Main event being discussed is Rampage Jackson vs. Fedor Emelianenko, and it would be billed as the Russian’s final fight in Japan.”

 That’s not all, though. Gross also explained that they are looking to book another massive cross-promotion fight.

“Bellator is in talks with Nobuyuki Sakakibara to collaborate on a pair of late December events in Japan, and Scott Coker told me he wants to bring Ryan Bader with him to challenge the Rizin light heavyweight champion, Jiri Porchazka.”

If these bouts come together according to plan, this would be massive. There would be no better way for both Rizin and Bellator to end the year. Both Fedor and Rampage have been known in Japan for many years, so their return would do good numbers. Additionally, another fight between the two promotion’s champs would be exciting as well.

What do you think of this attempt to end the year strong by Bellator?

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