Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight is set and the former Strikeforce and Pride fighter will indeed meet Jeff Monson at an M-1 Global event in Russia.

Sources close to M-1 Global confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday with verbal agreements in place, and bout agreements issued for the heavyweight showdown.

The only thing undecided right now is the date for the fight.

Originally, the bout was rumored to take place on Nov 12 in Russia. Sources have indicated that the fight will happen in Moscow, Russia with a few different venues in the running to house the match-up, but the date is not set in stone right now.

The fight could get pushed up or back by a couple of weeks according to sources, but something should be finalized in the coming weeks.

Emelianenko returns to action for the first time since a July loss to Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson in his last fight under the Zuffa umbrella.

It marked his third loss in a row, and while he remains under contract to Showtime, Emelianenko is no longer fighting for Strikeforce.

The Russian legend will face Monson with the goal of getting back to the form that saw him rule the heavyweight division with an iron fist for several years.

More details on the M-1 Global show in Russia should be available in the coming days.

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