The current UFC lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev, shared his expectations for the upcoming fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader, in which the legendary Russian fighter will try to take away the Bellator heavyweight title from the American.
“Of course, I will watch, I just have a regime and you can’t break it, but I will watch a hundred percent replay,” Makhachev said in an interview. “Match-TV”. “I don’t think that Bader will be able to somehow press and fight Fedor. I always remember the past of Fedor and put it in such a way that no one can overcome him. Fedor just needs to hit, he has the same fast hands, the same power in his hands. Well, don’t miss it.”
The heavyweight title fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader will headline the Bellator 290 tournament in Inglewood on February 4, while Islam Makhachev will defend his championship belt against Australian Alexander Volkanovski on February 11 at UFC 284 in Perth.