The Russian fighter of the mixed style Fedor Emelyanenko after the cancellation of the fight with American Matt Mitrione come to the ring in may or June. This was stated by the head of a fighting company Bellator, Scott Coker, as quoted by MMAjunkie.
“The cancellation of the fight with Mitrione is very disappointing. We all wanted to see Fedor. We will reschedule his fight. We will need to find a place to host a show here in San Jose. Whether it’s riots in Mitrion — is unknown, it depends on his health. No matter who is the opponent of Fedor, his fight — in any case, a very big event,” said Coker.
The fight between Emelianenko and Mitrione was held in the night of February 19 in the tournament Bellator 172 in California, all tickets for the show were sold. The fight was canceled due to the illness of the American — he was diagnosed with kidney stones.
For the Russians it would be the 42nd entering the ring. Under contract with Bellator, he had to spend two fights, the agreement also provides the option of a third fight by mutual consent of the parties. February 14 a 40-year-old Emelianenko said that at the end of the contract with the organization intends to finish his career as a professional athlete.