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Japan: 'Rampage' Jackson 'excited' to face MMA legend Emelianenko in Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo
December 27, 2019 at 11:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

American mixed-martial artist Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson said he was excited to face the "biggest heavy weight" of his career so far, while speaking to the press in Tokyo on Friday ahead of his fight against Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko.

"I'm excited to come back and give like the old time Pride fans a fight to look forward too, maybe a dream fight that could happen back in Pride, and maybe they will remember how fun and how exciting MMA used to be, and maybe we can regain more of the old time MMA fans in Japan," he said.

Considered one of the finest fighters of all time, Emelianenko currently sits on Russia's Presidential Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and will continue in the role after the fight, which is set to be his last as a professional.

Fight is set to place on Sunday, 29 December, in an event co-hosted by Bellator and Rizin in the Japanese capital.

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American mixed-martial artist Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson said he was excited to face the "biggest heavy weight" of his career so far, while speaking to the press in Tokyo on Friday ahead of his fight against Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko.

"I'm excited to come back and give like the old time Pride fans a fight to look forward too, maybe a dream fight that could happen back in Pride, and maybe they will remember how fun and how exciting MMA used to be, and maybe we can regain more of the old time MMA fans in Japan," he said.

Considered one of the finest fighters of all time, Emelianenko currently sits on Russia's Presidential Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and will continue in the role after the fight, which is set to be his last as a professional.

Fight is set to place on Sunday, 29 December, in an event co-hosted by Bellator and Rizin in the Japanese capital.

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