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Retirement fight of Fedor Emelianenko moved from Russia due to on-going war

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Calendar Icon15 March 2022

The retirement fight of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko will no longer take place in Russia. This ws confirmed last day by Bellator President Scott Coker, who revealed that an amazing show was being planned for Moscow.

"It’s definitely not going to happen in Moscow this year. We’re not going to do Fedor’s retirement fight there for obvious reasons. We will be looking for an alternative site at some point,” Scott Coker noted after Bellator 276.

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Coker went on to add that the plan was to have the fight in Red Square.

“We had an amazing show planned in Moscow. I don’t even mind telling you guys this but we originally had approval to do the fight in Red Square, and it was going to be just a great send-off for the [greatest of all time], in my opinion. But now we have to pivot and create something else that’s great and find another venue and find another amazing site, because he deserves to have a great send-off. We just don’t know exactly where yet,” he added.

Fedor Emelianenko currently holds a record of 40-6 to his name and is considered to be one of the most influential figures in MMA. The Russian, despite not having fought in the UFC, built up a legendary career which saw him compete in Pride FC, Strikeforce, M1 Global, Rizin, Dream, and Bellator MMA.

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