Alistair Overeem might be returning to kickboxing, but his MMA chapter is not over yet. Overeem is set to compete against fellow kickboxing legend Badr Hari in a trilogy fight at the GLORY Collision 4 event taking place later this year in October. It will be his first fight since...
Alistair Overeem ‘absolutely not’ done with MMA, could potentially be interested in Fedor Emelianenko for final fight
Alistair Overeem has a professional wrestling match booked in July and a kickboxing fight scheduled in October but that doesn’t mean he’s finished with mixed martial arts just yet. The 42-year-old heavyweight knows his combat sports career can’t last forever but after his release from the UFC in...
Alistair Overeem confirms his MMA career isn’t over, but not interested in fighting Fedor Emelianenko: “I don’t really think it’s good”
Former UFC title challenger Alistair Overeem has confirmed he’s not done inside the cage. However, he’s also not currently aiming to fight fellow legend Fedor Emelianenko right now. Overeem last competed in February of last year, getting stopped by Alexander Volkov. Following the defeat, the 42-year-old was released...
Khabib Nurmagomedov: Junior dos Santos vs. Fedor Emelianenko still ‘viable’ despite injury loss, wants co-promotion for end of 2022
Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t want the unfortunate end to Junior dos Santos’ Eagle FC debut to change plans for a potential co-promoted bout against Fedor Emelianenko. Dos Santos suffered a third-round shoulder injury on Friday in the main event of Eagle FC 47, bringing his bout with Yorgan De Castro to a premature halt in his first appearance since his UFC departure. Dos Santos was likely ahead at the time of the injury, however with the ex-UFC heavyweight champion unable to continue, De Casto ultimately earned a TKO victory.
Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘To Discuss’ Junior Dos Santos vs. Fedor Emelianenko With Bellator Despite Eagle FC 47 Incident
Khabib Nurmagomedov is confident Junior Dos Santos can still fight Fedor Emelianenko following an ugly shoulder injury at Eagle FC 47. “The Eagle” has confirmed he will talk to Bellator CEO Scott Coker about the fight. Junior Dos Santos’ Eagle FC debut came to a disappointing end after the...
Khabib Nurmagomedov states he hopes to work with Bellator to book Fedor Emelianenko vs. Junior dos Santos
Khabib Nurmagomedov would like to work with Bellator to book Fedor Emelianenko’s final fight. The head of Eagle FC would like to send Junior dos Santos in for the job. ‘Cigano’ is set to face fellow UFC veteran Yorgan De Castro this Friday at Eagle FC 47. The bout is slated as a title eliminator bout. The winner of the fight was expected to face Eagle FC heavyweight champion Rizvan Kuniev, well before today.
If Junior dos Santos takes care of business at Eagle FC 47, big things could be in store for the Brazilian heavyweight. That is, if Eagle FC promoter Khabib Nurmagomedov gets his way. Dos Santos will face fellow UFC veteran Yorgan De Castro in the Eagle FC 47 main event on Friday at FLXCast Arena in Miami.
Eagle FC owner Khabib Nurmagomedov is planning to work with Scott Coker to book a megafight between Junior Dos Santos and Fedor Emelianenko. Dos Santos is slated to take on Yorgan De Castro this Friday at Eagle FC 47 at FLXcast Arena in Miami. ‘Cigano’ will be headlining the main event for his debut fight in the promotion. This weekend will also mark his return to action after being let go by UFC in early 2021 after he dropped four in a row.
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko‘s last fight in the Bellator cage won’t take place in Moscow amidst the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Emelianenko is coming off of a violent knockout of former interim title challenger Tim Johnson last October. He returned to fight in front of the Russian faithful and delivered one of his best performances in recent memory.
Bellator MMA had big plans for Fedor Emelianenko’s farewell fight in his home country, but the ongoing conflict betwen Russia and Ukraine have forced the promotion to shift gears. Bellator president Scott Coker addressed the Emelianenko situation when speaking to reporters following Bellator 276 on Saturday night. Coker added...
The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has sent shockwaves through the sporting world as many organizations and federations have decided to cancel shows in Russia and even prohibit Russian athletes from competing in events. Major MMA promotions like UFC and Bellator haven’t indicated they’re going to bar Russian fighters from competing at events, but following Bellator 276, president Scott Coker revealed the growing conflict will affect what happens with their star heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.