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Japan: Emelianenko to fight 'Rampage' Jackson at Tokyo event in December

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October 09, 2019 at 18:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

A fight between Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and Quintin 'Rampage' Jackson was announced at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

"I realised that I miss Japan, I miss the atmosphere of the competition, I miss my friends with whom I was competing for many years. And of course, I'd like to bring joy to fans with a beautiful fight. I think me and Quinton will put in our best efforts to prepare properly and show a great fight which could stay in the memory of fans in Japan and around the world," Emelianenko told journalists.

'Rampage' Jackson said, "I don't know if you guys know, but Fedor is — and has been for a long time — my favourite fighter. You know, it's strange to have to fight someone that you look up into and you admire so much, but I love fighting in Japan, so I just want to come back here and fight. I'd fight anybody they tell me too if I can fight them in Japan."

The bout between Emelianenko and Jackson is set to be the main fight of the "Bellator x Rizin FF" event which will take place at the Saitama Super Arena on December 29.

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A fight between Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and Quintin 'Rampage' Jackson was announced at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

"I realised that I miss Japan, I miss the atmosphere of the competition, I miss my friends with whom I was competing for many years. And of course, I'd like to bring joy to fans with a beautiful fight. I think me and Quinton will put in our best efforts to prepare properly and show a great fight which could stay in the memory of fans in Japan and around the world," Emelianenko told journalists.

'Rampage' Jackson said, "I don't know if you guys know, but Fedor is — and has been for a long time — my favourite fighter. You know, it's strange to have to fight someone that you look up into and you admire so much, but I love fighting in Japan, so I just want to come back here and fight. I'd fight anybody they tell me too if I can fight them in Japan."

The bout between Emelianenko and Jackson is set to be the main fight of the "Bellator x Rizin FF" event which will take place at the Saitama Super Arena on December 29.

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