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

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

It’s the fight that never happened – the potential matchup that prompted photo shoots and video-game covers and posters and countless what-if columns. But could Randy Couture vs. Fedor Emelianenko ac read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator CEO Scott Coker suggested following Bellator 123 that a match-up between Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture is not out of the realm of possibility. It appear read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 81 views

Get the latest UFC and MMA News on MMAdirt.com read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

This week's (belated) rundown of what big show veterans are up to on the regional circuit. In addition to the most snake-bit event the UFC ever put on, this weekend featured a return to action by a c read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 10 views

Bellator's newly minted president, Scott Coker, is looking to arrange one of the biggest matchups in MMA history. Speaking with the press after Friday's Bellator 123 in Connecticut, Coker dropped a b read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 views

This weekend, Jeff Monson stumbled in his latest attempt at a second consecutive win, while Motonobu Tezuka made some noise on the Japanese circuit. Plus, must-see, knock-down, drag-out action from R read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 views

From Yahoo Sports: The notoriously private Russian opens up more than in the past in an upcoming interview on an AXS TV series. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

Legendary heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko said in a recent interview with AXS TV that he has not regrets about not fighting in the UFC before he retired. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 25 views

In a preview of the forthcoming ‘Voice Versus’ interview, Fedor Emelianenko discusses his Ukrainian background as well as the ongoing conflict in the region. Fedor Emelianenko has never shied away fr read news >>