Jeff Monson Announces He Is Facing Fedor Emelianenko at M-1 Global Nov 12 in Russia


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.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

M-1 Global has tentatively revealed 12 event dates for 2015, four less than the Russian-based promotion held in 2014. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 26 views

Vote now in the Bloody Elbow Baddest Tournament to determine the Greatest MMA Striker of All Time. Today's match-up: #3 Fedor Emelianenko vs. #6 Alistair Overeem. Vote now! To the surprise of no one, read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 views

M-1 Global hosts a pair of UFC veterans, plus Mighty Mo travels to Romania to take on PRIDE vet Alexandru Lungu. Mid-week fights? Mid-week fights! This past Monday, in the main event of Romanian XF 1 read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The new UFC interim heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum spoke to MMAFighting.com about his hero’s reception in Porto Alegre, broke down his second round knockout victory o read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 12 views

And that would be another feather in the cap of "Vai Cavalo." Fabricio Werdum handed Fedor Emelianenko his first loss in over a decade back in 2010 by tapping "The Last Emperor" under the Strikeforce read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 124 views

Scott Coker is making it abundantly clear that he isn’t simply content with being No. 2. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 102 views

Wanna hear something crazy? Brock Lesnar could fight Fedor Emelianenko in 2015. Wanna hear something even crazier? It could happen in Bellator. Or Strikeforce 2.0, depending on how you look at it. It read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

In case you haven't been paying attention to M-1 Global, now might be a good time to start. That's because the international mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion operates primarily in Russia, which jus read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is tying a ribbon around its latest season of the FOX Sports 1 mixed martial arts (MMA) reality show with a live finale next Friday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, he read news >>

Jump to: