The mixed martial arts world will now wait less than 24 hours for the return of “The Last Emperor.”
In his first action since June of 2012, former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will headline upstart Japanese promotion Rizin Fighting Federation’s New Year’s event.
Emelianenko took to the scale Wednesday near Tokyo and registered a tally of (236). His opponent, unknown Indian kickboxer Jaideep Singh, hit 233.
Rizin FF Day 2 will air via tape delay in the U.S. on Spike Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. ET.
Rizin FF Day 2 Weigh-in Results:Fedor Emelianenko (236) vs. Jaideep Singh (233)
Peter Aerts (n/a)* vs. Kaido Hoovelson (403.5)
Andy Souwer (159) vs. Yuichiro Nagashima (158)
Chad Rowan (419) vs. Bob Sapp (330.5)**
Kron Gracie (144.5) vs. Asen Yamamoto (144.5)
Gabi Garcia (216) vs. Seini Draughn (201)
Soo Chul Kim (134.5) vs. Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim (134.5)
Takeru (125.5) vs. Yang Ming (125.5)***
Brennan Ward (178) vs. Ken Hasegawa (178.5)
Jiri Prochazka vs. Vadim Nemkov
Muhammed Lawal vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis
Rena Kubota (112) vs. Jleana Valentino (112)
* Open-weight bout; Aerts did not weigh in
** Shoot Boxing rules bout
*** K-1 rules bout