Werdum (24-9-1) recently made the pitch to welcome Emelianenko (39-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) aid to the Bellator cage for his return headliner in Russia on Oct. 23, claiming he modified into once never the GOAT.
Even though the former UFC heavyweight champion is at the moment beneath a contract with PFL, a firm legitimate advised MMA Junkie’s John Morgan the promotion could perhaps well be willing to enable Werdum the different to fight Emelianenko if it modified into once supplied to him.
“Scott Coker, give the people what they need,” Abdelaziz advised MMA Junkie. “PFL is already down. You’re down. Let’s produce Werdum vs. Fedor next. Scott Coker is the man to drag the plan off attributable to Don Davis from Bellator and Pete Murray, they stated yes. Now Scott Coker wishes to bellow yes. That’s it: straightforward.”
Werdum snapped Emelianenko’s astonishing 28-fight a success bolt with an upset submission in 2010. Emelianenko would rep of challenge to in the end redeem himself if a rematch modified into once booked. “The Ideal Emperor” hasn’t competed since a first-spherical TKO of Quinton Jackson at Bellator 237 in December 2019.
Werdum is coming off a no contest at 2021 PFL 3 in Could, when his knockout loss to Renan Ferreira modified into once overturned to a no contest after the tape overview concluded the referee left out what could perhaps also mute’ve been a fight-ending tapout by Ferreira.