FEDOR in Japan on New Years Eve 2013!



IGF has just announced that the original “60 million dollar man”, none other than the Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko, will be at this year’s “Inoki Bom-ba-ye” New Years’ Eve event. This time, however, he won’t be fighting Satoshi Ishii, he will be watching him. Fedor will be a special guess in the promotion and will participate in signings and launch parties, according to the IGF website.

Headlining the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 card will be a Heavyweight Championship match under IGF MMA rules. Current IGF Champion Kazuyuki Fujita will take on Satoshi Ishii. Fuji, a well-known puroresu star and fighter from the glory days of Japanese mega-events, is known for having a head made of cement and a chin of iron. Ishii has dominated in all of his bouts with IGF, and recently defeated Jeff Monson in M-1.

The rest of the card hasn’t been announced. The event will be a mix of MMA and pro wrestling matches.

IGF statement:

“60億分の1の男”、“皇帝”の名で格闘界に君臨した、エメリヤーエンコ・ヒョードル氏がINOKI BOM-BA-YE2013に来場し、IGFチャンピオンシップ藤田和之VS石井慧の立会人を努めます。