Bellator MMA is in the Land of the Rising sun for Bellator 237, “Fedro vs. Rampage”. Taking place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
In the main event legends collide. A fantasy match-up. “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko versus Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. During the early 2000’s both fighters saw major success and stardom competing for Pride FC in Japan. Fedor has had his hand raised twice in the Bellator cage. Defeating Frank Mir & Chael Sonnen by knockout. Jackson will be fighting for the first time since scoring a win over Wanderlei Silva at Bellator 206, in September of 2018.
In the co-main event, on short notice, replacing Benson Henderson, Sidney “Da Gun” Outlaw faces, three-time Bellator lightweight champion “Iron” Michael Chandler.
- Heavyweight Bout: Fedor Emelianenko (39-6) def. Quinton Jackson (38-14) by KO (right straight) 2:44 R1
- 160 lbs. Bout: Michael Chandler (20-5) def. Sidney Outlaw (14-4) by KO (right straight) 2:51 R1
- 173 lbs. Bout: Michael Page (17-1) def. Shinsho Anzai (11-4) by KO (right cross) 0:23 R2
- Welterweight Bout: Lorenz Larkin (22-7) def. Keita Nakamura (35-11-2) by (30-27, 30-26 x2) unanimous decision
- Flyweight Bout: Kana Watanabe (9-0-1) def. Ilara Joanne (9-5-1) by TKO (ground & pound from back mount) 4:39 R3
- Lightweight Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (25-4) def. Daron Cruickshank (22-13) by submission (rear naked choke) 3:11 R1
- Heavyweight Bout: Shoma Shibibsai (6-2) def. Sergey Shemeyov (9-7) by submission (leg lock) R1
- Welterweight Bout: Jon Tuck (11-5) def. Ryuichiro Sumimura (14-8) by KO (punch) 3:45 R1
- 108 lbs. Bout: Ai Shimizu (6-1) def. Andy Nguyen (6-9) by split decision
- 128 lbs. Catchweight Bout: Makoto Takashi (10-1-1) def. Yusaku Nakamura (16-7-1) by unanimous decision
- 150 lbs. Kickboxing Bout: Ren Hiramoto def. Takahiro Ashida by KO R1
- 117 lbs. Bout: Jarred Brooks (16-2) def. Haruo Ochi (19-8-2) by unanimous decision
- Atomweight Bout: Kanna Asakura (16-4) def. Jayme Hinshaw (4-4) by submission (kimura) 3:33 R3
- Lightweight Bout: Yusuke Yachi (21-9) def. Hiroto Uesako (16-9) by KO (soccer kick) 4:36 R3