Jeff Monson at Sengoku 2 in Japan

Jeff Monson at Sengoku 2 in Japan

It’s a fight that Jeff Monson has been asking to get for years, and now he’s finally got his wish.

According to the American Top Team fighter, he will be facing former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko in M-1 Global on Nov. 12 in Russia.

Monson made the announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday night.

“Nov 12th vs Fedor in Russia M-1 confirmed,” Monson wrote.

Monson has been rumored to face Emelianenko several times in the past, but the fight never came together. It appears as of Tuesday he’ll finally get a chance to face the Russian legend.

As for Fedor Emelianenko, the former Pride, Affliction, and Strikeforce fighter will return to action with the goal of stopping his three-fight losing streak.

At one time, Emelianenko was thought of as the premier heavyweight in the sport, but recently he’s fallen on harder times, dropping three consecutive fights before Strikeforce opted not to retain him any longer.

While Emelianenko remains under contract to Showtime, he will no longer be competing under the Zuffa umbrella, but he will continue fighting. His next bout will happen in his native Russia.

The last time Emelianenko appeared in a fight in Russia was his 2007 bout against Matt Lindland in St. Petersburg in Bodog Fights, where he won by armbar in the first round.

M-1 Global officials were not available for comment at the time of this publication to comment on how the fight between Fedor and Monson will be broadcast.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the heavyweight bout when it becomes available.

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