Bellator MMA will bring out the proverbial big guns next week ahead of Bellator 134 for several fan and media events, the promotion announced recently.
Bellator 134 takes place February 27 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Fedor Emelianenko, who previously worked with Bellator president Scott Coker under the Strikeforce banner, will be part of a special fanfest on Thursday, February 26 that includes Royce Gracie, Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock.
Despite the inclusion of “The Last Emperor,” he isn’t looking to return to the cage, Coker said.
“I know some people will look into it more than what they should,” Coker said. “We have a good relationship with Fedor. He’s happy to come. How great for the fans?”
Along with the events, a special press conference will be held for Kimbo Slice on Friday, February 27 ahead of the event beginning online and Spike TV.
Below is the complete list of events planned for the week:
Wednesday, February 25
3 p.m. ET: “Past, Present & Future of MMA” Q&A session with Gracie, Ortiz and Aaron Pico for area high school wrestlers (closed to public)
4 p.m. ET: Official Bellator 134 press conference with main-card fighters at Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol
Thursday, February 26
5 p.m. ET: Official Bellator 134 fighter weigh-ins at Mohegan Sun (open to public)
7 p.m. ET: Bellator fanfest with Emelianenko, Gracie, Ortiz and Shamrock signing autographs and taking photos for fans; Bellator ring girls meet-and-greet; ticket and merchandise sales at Dave & Buster in Manchester, Conn. (open to public)
Friday, February 27
4 p.m. ET: Emelianenko, Gracie, Ortiz and Shamrock autograph signing at Mohegan Sun (open to Bellator 134 ticketholders)
5 p.m. ET: Kimbo Slice press conference
6:45 p.m. ET: Bellator 134