On Saturday, Dec. 28, Bellator MMA combined forces with Japanese promotion Rizin for its 237th event, dubbed Bellator Japan, which emanated from the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
In the night’s main event, two of the sport’s most recognizable names locked horns as longtime Pride FC staples Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson go to battle. Emelianenko looked to rebound from his knockout loss to current champion Ryan Bader in the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix final. The former UFC champion Jackson rode the momentum of a second-round finish of bitter rival Wanderlei Silva.
The main card aired live on both the Paramount Network and DAZN beginning at 10 p.m ET. Postlims will only be broadcast in Japan.
Fedor Emelianenko def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by knockout (right cross). Round 1, 2:44
Michael Chandler def. Sidney Outlaw by knockout (right straight). Round 1, 2:59
Michael Page def. Shinsho Anzai by knockout (right cross). Round 2,0:23
Lorenz Larkin def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Kana Watanabe def. Ilara Joanne by TKO (punches). Round 3, 4:39
Goiti Yamauchi def. Daron Cruickshank by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:11
Yusuke Yachi def. Hiroto Uesako by TKO (soccer kick). Round 3, 4:36
Kanna Asakura def. Jayme Hinshaw by submission (kimura). Round 3, 3:33
Jarred Brooks def. Haruo Ochi by unanimous decision
Ren Hiramoto def. Takahiro Ashida by knockout. Round 1
Makoto Takahashi def. Yusaku Nakamura by split decision
Ai Shimizu def. Andy Nguyen by split decision
Jon Tuck def. Ryuichiro Sumimura by knockout (punch). Round 1, 3:45
Shoma Shibisai def. Sergey Shemetov by submission (leg lock). Round 1, 0:49
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