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Jeff Monson Says He’s Fighting Fedor Emelianenko In Russia On Nov. 12 (Update)

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Vadim Finkelchtein confirmed over the weekend that Fedor Emelianenko was set to fight in a M-1 Global event in Russia sometime in “late fall.” What Finkelchtein didn’t reveal though was Fedor’s opponent.

The good news is we didn’t have to wait long to find out who it is because Jeff Monson just let the cat out of the bag over Twitter earlier this evening. Monson says he’ll be facing the former heavyweight king on Nov. 12, which coincidentally happens to be the same day as the UFC’s first FOX event.

While I’m sure many will fans will let out a collective sigh over the news, Monson is about the best we could hope for given Zuffa’s stranglehold on the world’s top talent.

Update: M-1 Global is stressing that nothing is official yet regarding Fedor Emelianenko’s next fight including his opponent, date or location, but they expect to make an announcement soon.

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