Former PRIDE FC full weight champion Fedor Emelianenko is no stranger to fights where having the same weight as the rival is no obstacle; “The Last Emperor” has faced the greatest men, such as “Zuluzinho” and Hong Man Choi, as well as some natural middleweights such as Matt Lindland and Dan Henderson.
And a well-known fighter, who is currently in Bellator, and Fedor has not faced, is Kimbo Slice , who has already been scheduled for some exclusive fights through Spike TV in early 2016. One of which can put it Against the winner of former WWE bout Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson.
Promotion president Scott Coker speaking with MMA Hour said:
“Kimbo Is A Bellator Fighter, We Have Other Plans For Kimbo, Let’s Get Him To Fight Early Next Year And I Think Next Year, You’re Going To See Kimbo Slice Fight Three Times At Bellator. We Might See The Winner Of That Fight (Lashley Vs. Thompson) And Kimbo. I’m Not Promising, I’m Just Saying. “
Lashey vs. Thompson leads Bellator 145 on November 6. Emelianenko is expected to make his long-awaited return to mixed martial arts on New Year’s Eve in Japan, after connecting with his old friend PRIDE thanks to a considerable salary and the co-promotion of Spike TV. His opponent has not yet determined, but at least we can discard Kimbo Slice.