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Fedor Emelianenko Set To Return On June 21 For M-1 Global

Former heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko will seek a third consecutive victory when he returns to action on June 21 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan confirmed Fedor’s next fight on his Twitter account. Kogan, however, did not announce an opponent for him at this time.

“Breaking!!! Fedor Emelianenko fighting on June 21st, Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. News on the opponent to come!” Kogan posted.

Fedor has rebounded from three straight losses in Strikeforce to defeat Jeff Monson and Satoshi Ishii. Many have tried to push for him to replace Alistair Overeem in a match with Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title after Overeem’s recent failed drug test.

Also on the rumor front is a report that Bobby Lashley, a former WWE superstar and one-time Strikeforce fighter, will be named the opponent for Emelianenko. Lashley is 7-1 in his MMA career.

Photo credit: Taro Irei/Sherdog

  • warriordave927

    Lucky for him he’s fighting another give me cause jds would’ve added another loss to his record

    • Miranduh

      My thoughts exactly. Why would they even suggest him as a replacement? With one guy at the top of his career and the other reaching his end, doesn’t make much sense.

      • warriordave927

        Yeah that’s what I said,but for some reason people see him as a god that would come in and demolish the ufc hw division,but come on the dude got ko’d by Henderson who says he has trouble staying over 205 lbs,so to say he’ll come in and handle dudes oike Cain,jds,even frank mir would give him problems is goofy to me,I give him props for what he did in pride but the dude would be undersized and his age is gonna start rolling backward miraculously so the dude will need to fight over seas against descent competition but not the best

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