Yarennoka officials confirmed today at a press conference what has been speculated for weeks; Fedor Emelianenko will indeed face Korean K-1 fighter Hong Man Choi.
The card is set to take place in Japan on New Years Eve and will be aired in the U.S. on HDNet.
Below are confirmed match ups and participants scheduled for the event:
-Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi
-Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. Hidehiko Hasegawa
-Gilbert Melendez vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
-Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo
-Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante
-Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Below are fighters with likely commitments to the card with opponents yet to be named:
-Ricardo Arona vs. TBA
-Aleksander Emelianenko vs. TBA
-Joachim Hansen vs. TBA
-Mark Hunt vs. TBA
-Roman Zentsov vs. TBA