Representatives of the Yarennoka mixed martial arts event scheduled for New Year’s Eve in Japan on Thursday officially announced that Fedor Emelianenko will indeed fight Korean fighter Hong Man Choi.
The bout had long been rumored, but was only recently finalized.
Yarennoka is a conglomeration of representatives from M-1 Global, K-1, DEEP, World Victory Road and former employees of Pride Fighting Championships.
The card has been slowly coming together and currently includes:
-Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi
-Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
-Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante
-Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo
-Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa
-Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez
-Ricardo Arona vs. TBA