Russian MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko will retire after two fights. This was stated by the head of Bellator Scott Cocker at a press conference, reports “360”.
“He has two fights left, this is his final career tour. We are waiting for the audience to return, ”said Cocker, stressing that Emelianenko’s last fights should not be held without spectators, and fans should pay tribute to the Russian fighter.
Recall that in January, 44-year-old Emelianenko suffered COVID-19. He was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia, which is why he was admitted to the hospital.
Emelianenko four times became the world champion in mixed martial arts in heavyweight according to Pride FC, twice – according to RINGS and WAMMA versions. In addition, he became the best four times at the world championships in combat sambo and nine times took first place at the Russian championships in this sport.
In MMA, Emelianenko had 45 fights, of which he won 39. The last fight took place in 2019 with American Quinton Jackson at the Bellator tournament in Japan. The Russian knocked out his opponent in the first round.