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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

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