Bellator President Scott Coker revealed when Fedor Emelianenko could potentially return to the Bellator cage, following his first-round knockout victory over Timothy Johnson at Bellator 269.
Coker spoke with the media following Emelianenko's victory on Saturday night and revealed that while he just wants to let the heavyweight MMA legend enjoy this latest win, the promotion does have one more bout scheduled for him and plans on putting it on in the first quarter of 2022.
“We have scheduled one more fight for him,” Coker said (h/t MMA Mania). “I know him. He’s looked really good and beat a contender, but let him enjoy the victory. Let him really savor this thing, and we’ll revisit with him maybe in a month. I think the next event we’ll have, we’ll probably schedule it early next year or maybe Spring of next year. That’s when you’ll see Fedor fight again. I just want to enjoy this moment and I think he just wants to enjoy this moment. So talk to us in maybe two or three weeks and we’ll have an answer for you.”