Bellator marches on Moscow this weekend.
The Viacom-owned promotion brings heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko home at Bellator 269. Fighting for the first time in nearly two years, “The Last Emperor” will enter the cage in Moscow against former title challenger and UFC alum Tim Johnson. It will be one of the last chances fight fans get to see Fedor in action, possibly the last depending on how the fight plays out.
The Bellator 269 card is not a one-and-done affair, however. Despite losing ex-welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov vs. Rustam Khabilov, the event still features key names like Vitaly Minakov and Usman Nurmagomedov — one a former heavyweight champ, the other arguably the future of the lightweight division.
Bellator 269’s weigh-ins take place Friday in Moscow — check below for results and video.
Two fighters missed weight Friday morning in Moscow. England’s Aiden Lee came in 1.5lbs heavy for his featherweight fight with Alexander Osetrov, while Gadzhi Rabadanov came in 2.8lbs over the featherweight limit. Rabadanov is set to kick off the card against Alexander Belikh.
Prior to weigh-ins, Bellator officials announced that the lightweight fight between Vladimir Tokov and Aymard Guih had been cancelled. No reason was given for the bout’s removal from the card.
Bellator 269: Fedor vs. Johnson Weigh-In Results
Heavyweight: Fedor Emelianenko (233.5) vs. Timothy Johnson (264)
Heavyweight: Vitaly Minakov (265) vs. Said Sowma (243)
Catchweight (160 lbs): Usman Nurmagomedov (160) vs. Patrik Pietilä (158.8)
Middleweight: Anatoly Tokov (185) vs. Sharaf Davlatmurodov (186)
Heavyweight: Kirill Sidelnikov (264) vs. Rab Truesdale (247)
Lightweight: Vladimir Tokov vs. Aymard Guih
Women’s Flyweight: Darina Mazdyuk (125) vs. Katarzyna Sadura (125.5)
Catchweight (130 lbs): Irina Alekseeva (129.9) vs. Stephanie Ielö Page (124.5)
Bantamweight: Nikita Mikhailov (135.5) vs. Brian Moore (136)
Welterweight: Grachik Bozinyan (170) vs. Alexey Shurkevich (171)
Featherweight: Aiden Lee (147.5)* vs. Alexander Osetrov (145.5)
Featherweight: Gadzhi Rabadanov (148.8)** vs. Alexander Belikh (146)
* Lee missed weight by 1.5lbs for his featherweight fight with Alexander Osetrov
** Rabadanov missed weight by 2.8lbs for his featherweight fight with Alexander Belikh