Bellator 237: Countdown To Fedor Vs. Rampage
Go behind the scenes and gain an in-depth look at this Saturday's Bellator main event between Emelianenko and Jackson in Japan.
For years, Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ruled the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.
The two became superstars competing in Japan.
But they never crossed paths.
Now, at Bellator 237 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, Emelianenko and Jackson will square off.
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Hear from the fighters and their coaches, along with an in-depth preview of the fight, in this special video.
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The card will also feature Michael Chandler taking on Sidney Outlaw and Michael Page meeting Shinsho Anzai.
Rizin, which will be co-promoting the event, will take place a day later with Kai Asakura and Manel Kape battling for the vacant bantamweight title. Kyoji Horiguchi suffered an injury and was forced to vacate the belt.
Countdown To Fedor Vs. Rampage
Bellator Japan: Fedor vs. Rampage
MAIN CARD (Paramount Network/DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (38-6, 1 NC) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (38-13)
160-lb. Contract Weight Co-Main Event: Michael Chandler (19-5) vs. Sidney Outlaw (14-3)
173-lb. Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Michael “Venom” Page (16-1) vs. Shinsho Anzai (11-3)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Lorenz Larkin (21-7, 1 NC) vs. K-Taro Nakamura (35-10-2, 1 NC)
Flyweight Main Card Bout: Ilara Joanne (9-4) vs. Kana Watanabe (8-0-1)
Lightweight Main Card Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (24-4) vs. Daron Cruickshank (22-12, 1 NC)
Bellator Japan post-lims, powered by RIZIN:
120-kg Post-lim Bout: Shoma Shibisai (5-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergey Shemetov (9-6)
77-kg Post-lim Bout: Ryuichiro Sumimura (14-7) vs. Jon Tuck (10-5)
49-kg Post-lim Bout: Andy Nguyen (6-8) vs. Ai Shimizu (5-1)
58-kg Post-lim Bout: Yusaku Nakamura (16-6-1) vs. Makoto “Shinryu” Takahashi (9-1-1)
68-kg Post-lim Bout (Kickboxing): Ren Hiramoto (10-4) vs. Takahiro Ashida (23-10-2)
49-kg Post-lim Bout: Kanna Asakura (15-4) vs. Jayme Hinshaw (4-3)
53-kg Post-lim Bout: Haruo Ochi (19-7-2, 1 NC) vs. Jarred Brooks (15-2, 1 NC)
71-kg Post-lim Bout: Yusuke Yachi (20-9) vs. Hiroto Uesako (16-8)