On February 5 at 2:00 Moscow time in Inglewood, California, USA, the Bellator 290 tournament kicks off, in the main event of which Fedor Emelianenko will challenge American Ryan Bader, who owns the Bellator heavyweight championship belt.
Regardless of the result of the title fight, he will be the last in the career of the 46-year-old Russian heavyweight, who will officially announce his retirement.
In the second most important event of the event, Anatoly Tokov, a student of The Last Emperor, will try to take away the Bellator title in the middleweight category from the undefeated American Johnny Eblin.
Also, Russians Mukhamed Berkhamov, Akhmed Magomedov, Ali Isaev, Diana Avsaragova and Nikita Mikhailov will become participants in the next Bellator show.
Where to watch Bellator 290
Due to anti-Russian sanctions, Bellator MMA will not officially broadcast the tournament in Russia, but the broadcast of the event will be available on paid services CBS and Paramount +, as well as on the streaming platforms Setantasports and Watchwrestling.mobi.
The preliminary fights of the event will be shown free of charge by the official Bellator MMA YouTube channel.
The main card of the event at 05:00 Moscow time will open the welterweight bout between Sabah Homasi and Brennan Ward, after which fans will see title fights with the participation of Anatoly Tokov and Fedor Emelianenko.