Sakakibara announces another fight for RIZIN 1 in the form of young-guns A.J. Matthews vs. Anatoly Tokov, a protégé of the great Fedor Emelianenko.
Bellator’s A.J. Matthews meets Fedor protégé Anatoly Tokov at RIZIN 1
Sakakibara announced the bout on Twitter.
— NOBUYUKI SAKAKIBARA (@nobu_sakakibara) November 20, 2015
25-year-old Anatoly Tokov (21-1) has won 14-straight bouts under multiple fight promotions including M-1, Platforma and Absolute Championship Berkut. This will be his first fight outside of Russia.
27-year-old Californian Matthews (8-3) is a veteran of the Bellator cage, fighting exclusively for the promotion since late-2011. He is a perfect 2-0 in 2015 picking up impressive (T)KO wins over Kyle Bolt and Argentina’s Emiliano Sordi.
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