Two mixed martial arts legends will main event Bellator's debut in Japan, as Fedor Emelianenko will take on Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena, the promotion announced Wednesday.
Emelianenko (38-6, 1 NC) is one of the most prolific fighters of all time, as he didn't suffer a loss from April 2001 until June 2010, during which he defeated a who's who of heavyweight contenders.
"The Last Emperor" recently re-signed with Bellator on a multi-fight contract. He plans to fight in Japan and then once more in his native Russia before retiring. Emelianenko last fought Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in January and was knocked out in 35 seconds.
Jackson (38-13) is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and has been involved in memorable rivalries with the likes of Rashad Evans, Wanderlei Silva, and Chuck Liddell.
Jackson and Silva fought for the fourth time in September 2018, which was the former's most recent bout. He earned a second-round TKO victory.
Bellator's Japanese debut card will also feature a number of fighters from Rizin.