Bellator Japan: Fedor vs. Rampage Airs Live This Saturday on Paramount Network and DAZN at 10 P.M. ET/9 P.M. CT

December 23, 2019
LOS ANGELES – Bellator's lineup for the promotion's first show in Japan is now complete with six live televised bouts headlined by legends Fedor Emelianenko (38-6, 1 NC) and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (38-13) in a long-awaited heavyweight showdown. The co-headlining attraction will see three-time former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (19-5) take on Sidney Outlaw (14-3), who is looking for his tenth consecutive win, in a 160-lb. contract weight matchup.
 
Bellator Japan, powered by RIZIN, emanates from the iconic Saitama Super Arena and will air LIVE on Paramount Network and DAZN on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. Bellator Japan post-lims, powered by RIZIN, will air on SKY PerfecTV! and GYAO! following the main card. Additionally, RIZIN.20 will be available in Japan on Dec. 31 on DAZN, SKY PerfecTV! and GYAO!
 
Fans will also be treated to an exciting matchup that sees Saitama's own Shinsho Anzai (11-3) defend his home turf against London's flashy kickboxing prodigy Michael "Venom" Page (16-1) in a 173-lb. contract weight bout.
 
Keeping with the promotional collaboration, three Bellator versus RIZIN bouts will be featured, including Tokyo's K-Taro Nakamura (35-10-2, 1 NC) taking on Riverside, California's Lorenz Larkin (21-7, 1 NC), while Brazil's Ilara Joanne (9-4) welcomes Tokyo's undefeated Kana Watanabe (8-0-1) to the Bellator flyweight ranks and the man with the most submissions in Bellator history, Goiti Yamauchi (24-4) opens the show against  "The Detroit Superstar" Daron Cruickshank (22-12, 1 NC) in lightweight action.
 
 
Bellator Japan: Fedor vs. Rampage Main Card:
Paramount Network & DAZN
10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT
 
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (38-6, 1 NC) vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (38-13)
160-lb. Contract Weight Co-Main Event: Michael Chandler (19-5) vs. Sidney Outlaw (14-3)
173-lb. Contract Weight Main Card Bout: Michael "Venom" Page (16-1) vs. Shinsho Anzai (11-3)
Welterweight Main Card Bout: Lorenz Larkin (21-7, 1 NC) vs. K-Taro Nakamura (35-10-2, 1 NC)
Flyweight Main Card Bout: Ilara Joanne (9-4) vs. Kana Watanabe (8-0-1)
Lightweight Main Card Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (24-4) vs. Daron Cruickshank (22-12, 1 NC)
 
Bellator Japan post-lims, powered by RIZIN:
SKY PerfecTV! and GYAO! (in Japan)
 
120-kg Post-lim Bout: Shoma Shibisai (5-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergey Shemetov (9-6)
77-kg Post-lim Bout: Ryuichiro Sumimura (14-7) vs. Jon Tuck (10-5)
49-kg Post-lim Bout: Andy Nguyen (6-8) vs. Ai Shimizu (5-1)
58-kg Post-lim Bout: Yusaku Nakamura (16-6-1) vs. Makoto "Shinryu" Takahashi (9-1-1)
68-kg Post-lim Bout (Kickboxing): Ren Hiramoto (10-4) vs. Takahiro Ashida (23-10-2)
49-kg Post-lim Bout: Kanna Asakura (15-4) vs. Jayme Hinshaw (4-3)
53-kg Post-lim Bout: Haruo Ochi (19-7-2, 1 NC) vs. Jarred Brooks (15-2, 1 NC)
71-kg Post-lim Bout: Yusuke Yachi (20-9) vs. Hiroto Uesako (16-8)
 
 
 
*Card subject to change
 
Please visit Bellator.com for more information.
 
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About Bellator: 
Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world's first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant ViacomCBS, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
 
About Paramount Network:
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today's brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal. A subsidiary of ViacomCBS, Paramount Network has a global reach of 234 million households across 117 countries. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Paramount Network's press site at paramountnetwork.com/press and follow us on Twitter at @ParamountNetPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
 
About DAZN:
DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN has expanded across four continents with the app currently available for download in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features big fights from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas, all for one affordable price, on any device - including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp. The much-anticipated daily program The Pat McAfee Show launched in September.
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