Both Fedor Emelianenko and Pedro Rizzo made weight at the M-1 Global “Fedor vs. Rizzo” weigh-ins on Wednesday. Emelianenko checked in at 235.9 pounds, while Rizzo tipped the scales at 244 ahead of their titular heavyweight headliner, which takes place Thursday at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

An additional pair of heavyweight confrontations will also go down at the event, as interim champion Kenny Garner (258.8) tries to unify his title against returning M-1 Global champion Guram Gugenishvili (252.6), while ex-UFC title challenger Jeff Monson (234.8) faces nine-year pro Denis Komkin (249.1). Lightweight champion Daniel Weichel (155) will also be in action, as the German defends his title against Russian talent Musa Khamanaev (155).

Once regarded as the sport's top heavyweight, Emelianenko has stumbled in recent times, suffering a trio of consecutive losses inside the Strikeforce cage prior to receiving his promotional walking papers. The former longtime Pride Fighting Championships ruler rebounded with a pair of victories to close out 2011, however, outpointing Monson in November before dispatching Satoshi Ishii just over five weeks later on New Year's Eve in Japan.

Rizzo, 38, returns to the ring after nearly two years on the shelf. “The Rock” last competed in July 2010, knocking out UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock. The win marked the third straight triumph for the former three-time UFC heavyweight title challenger, as Rizzo previously bested Gary Goodridge and Monson before taking out the 48-year-old pioneer.

M-1 Global “Fedor vs. Rizzo” Weigh-In Results:

Fedor Emelianenko (235.9) vs. Pedro Rizzo (244)
Kenny Garner (258.8) vs. Guram Gugenishvili (252.6)
Musa Khamanaev (155) vs. Daniel Weichel (155)
Jeff Monson (234.8) vs. Denis Komkin (249.1)
Mairbek Taisumov (155.2) vs. Marat Gaifurov (155.6)
Mikhail Malyutin (144.8) vs. Renat Gasanov (151.9)
Albert Duraev (185.2) vs. Ramzan Emeev (185)
Vugar Bahshiev (144.6) vs. Jerome Bouisson (144.8)
Pavel Vitruk (142.2) vs. Radoslav Pehnik (144.8)
Dennis Pinnacles (228.6) vs. Akhmed Sultanov (230.6)
Davrbek Isakov (181.4) vs. Abdulmazhid Magomedov (185.2)
view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Vadim on 'unexpected' return of Fedor Emelianenko: No fight scheduled yet

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

M-1 Global founder and longtime manager of Fedor Emelianenko discusses the legendary heavyweight’s decision to come out of retirement. On Tuesday afternoon, BloodyElbow confirmed a report by Dave Mel read news >>

UFC Fight Night 72 weigh-in results: Bisping (185), Leites (185) make weight, get heated

  • 18 days ago
  • 46 views

GLASGOW, Scotland – UFC Fight Night 72 weigh-ins took place today, and all 24 competitors successfully made weight. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

WSOF 22 weigh-in results: champ Palhares (169.8), challenger Shields (170) on weight

  • 3 days ago
  • 17 views

WSOF 22 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and all 22 fighters successfully made weight.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

Conor McGregor on Chael Sonnen weight cut comments: 'Don't believe everything you hear'

  • 26 days ago
  • 36 views

LAS VEGAS -- Chael Sonnen whipped the MMA community into frenzy -- which he is known to do -- when he said on Jim Rome last week that Conor McGregor had to cut almost 30 pounds in eight days to make read news >>

UFC 189's Conor McGregor dismisses looming brutal weight cut, wants to one day own UFC

  • 27 days ago
  • 21 views

"Notorious" also clears up rumors about a proposed $3 million wager he offered up to Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. For those on edge waiting to see if Conor McGregor will have a scale fail after C read news >>

Conor McGregor UFC 189 scrum

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

LAS VEGAS -- Conor McGregor discusses his weight cut, his possible bet with Dana White, Sinead O'Connor singing his walkout song, and much more. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 71 weigh-ins set for Tuesday in San Diego

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC Fight Night 71 fighter weigh-ins take place Tuesday in San Diego, and fans can attend for free to see fighters from the 12-bout card hit the scales. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC bans IV use for fighters cutting weight

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC, as part of their new USADA drug testing program is making moves to ban IV use for re-hydration after weight cutting. The move is set to go in effect on October 1st. The Three Amigos Podcast read news >>

Watch today's Invicta FC 13 weigh-ins live on MMAjunkie at 9 p.m. ET

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS – Invicta FC 13 weigh-in takes place today, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).Filed under: News, Videos read news >>

Cris Cyborg Invicta FC 13 media day scrum

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

LAS VEGAS -- Cris Cyborg discusses her weight, her upcoming fight, Bethe Correia vs. Ronda Rousey, and more during Invicta FC 13 media day Tuesday. read news >>