The Fedor Emelianenko farewell tour continues on Saturday when he faces off with former interim heavyweight title challenger Tim Johnson at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia.
The 45-year-old has proclaimed that he'll only fight one more time regardless of the result on Saturday, and Emelianenko (39-6, one no-contest) had a choice of who he wanted to face.
After going through a list of opponents, the former PRIDE heavyweight champion decided he wanted someone younger and on the rise and picked Johnson to stand across from him.
Johnson (15-7) steps into the most significant bout of his career, coming off a unanimous decision to Valentin Moldavsky in a Bellator interim heavyweight title fight at Bellator 261 in June to snap a three-fight winning streak.
Here is everything you need to know about what time Fedor is fighting at Bellator 269.
What time is Fedor fighting tonight?
Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
Main card: 3 p.m. ET/8 p.m. BST
Main event (approx): 4:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. BST
Bellator 269: Fedor vs. Johnson kicks off at 3 p.m. ET/8 p.m. BST before the headliners make their walks to the cage at approximately 4:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. BST, although that depends on the length of the earlier fights.
What channel/stream is Fedor vs. Johnson?
UK: BBC iPlayer
MMA fans can watch the Bellator 269: Fedor vs. Johnson TV main card live on Showtime in the United States. It can also be live streamed via Showtime's app or website. In the United Kingdom, the card can be seen live on BBC iPlayer.
Where is the Fedor vs. Johnson fight?
The card takes place live from the VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia.
Fedor Emelianenko record and bio
Born: September 28, 1976
Reach: 76 inches
Total fights: 46
Record: 39-6, one no-contest
Tim Johnson record and bio
Born: March 13, 1985
Reach: 78 inches
Total fights: 22
Bellator 269: Fedor vs. Johnson main card
- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson; Heavyweight
- Vitaly Minakov vs. Said Sowma; Heavyweight
- Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Patrik Pietilä; Catchweight (160 lbs)
- Anatoly Tokov vs. Sharaf Davlatmurodov; Middleweight