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Fedor vs. Rampage Jackson signed for Bellator MMA's Japan debut


Bellator MMA announced Wednesday that former PRIDE heavyweight champion and all-time great Fedor Emelianenko will face former UFC light heavyweight champion and former PRIDE star Rampage Jackson on Sunday, December 29th. 

The heavyweight fight will main event Bellator's Japanese debut, taking place at Tokyo, Japan's famed Saitama Super Arena. The event is being billed as Bellator vs. RIZIN with the expectation the two sides will continue their past of interpromotional fights.

It will be simulcast on DAZN and Paramount Network.

Emelianenko, 43, re-signed with Bellator this summer for what's expected to be the final time as he once again prepares for retirement. He's 2-2 in his run with the company and is coming off a 35-second January loss to Ryan Bader in the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Jackson, 41, won his first four Bellator fights, but has lost two of his last three. He last was seen defeating Wanderlei Silva by second round TKO in September 2018.