The lineup for Bellator’s first show in Japan is complete.
The promotion has today announced a total of 14 bouts will be headlined by legends Fedor Emelianenko (38-6) and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (38-13) in a long-awaited heavyweight showdown.
In the co-main event, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (19-5) take on Sidney Outlaw (14-3), who is looking for his tenth consecutive win.
Bellator Japan, powered by RIZIN, takes place at the iconic Saitama Super Arena and will air live on Paramount Network and DAZN on Sunday 29 Dec.
Further down the card and there’s a ton of great match-ups for fans. That includes Shinsho Anzai (11-3), who meets kickboxing prodigy Michael Page (16-1).
Three Bellator vs. Rizin bouts will see Tokyo’s K-Taro Nakamura (35-10-2) take on Lorenz Larkin (21-7, 1 NC), while Ilara Joanne (9-4) welcomes undefeated Kana Watanabe (8-0-1) to the Bellator flyweight ranks.
Opening up Bellator Japan card is the man with the most submissions in Bellator history, Goiti Yamauchi (24-4), who meets Daron Cruickshank (22-12, 1 NC) in lightweight showdown. The full line up is right here for you.
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
160-lb Co-Main Event: Michael Chandler vs. Sidney Outlaw
173-lb: Michael “Venom” Page vs. Shinsho Anzai
Welterweight: Lorenz Larkin vs. K-Taro Nakamura
Flyweight: Ilara Joanne vs. Kana Watanabe
Lightweight: Goiti Yamauchi vs. Daron Cruickshank
Bellator Japan post-lims
120-kg: Shoma Shibisai vs. Sergey Shemetov
77-kg: Ryuichiro Sumimura vs. Jon Tuck
49-kg: Andy Nguyen vs. Ai Shimizu
58-kg: Yusaku Nakamura vs. Makoto “Shinryu” Takahashi
68-kg (Kickboxing): Ren Hiramoto vs. Takahiro Ashida
49-kg: Kanna Asakura vs. Jayme Hinshaw
53-kg: Haruo Ochi vs. Jarred Brooks
71-kg: Yusuke Yachi vs. Hiroto Uesako