Fedor Emelianenko has one fight left on his Bellator deal and a former opponent is in his crosshairs for a rematch, confirmed promotion president Scott Coker at a news conference Friday.
Coker confirmed recent reports from Russian news outlets that Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has openly said in local interviews that he wants Ryan Bader (30-7 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) to be his final MMA opponent.
This is his last fight on his contract.
He told me he wanted to retire.
He is currently on a two-fight winning streak that dates back to his first fight against Bader at Bellator 214 in January 2019. The first meeting served as the heavyweight grand prix final.