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The greatest heavyweight fighter in mixed-martial-arts history, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (31-4-0, 8 KOs, 16 Submissions), takes on wrestling and Brazilian jui jitsu specialist Jeff “The Snowman” Monson(43-12-0, 2 KOs, 27 Submissions) in this Sunday’s (Nov. 20) “M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson” Mixed Martial Arts Pay-Per-View headline event, live from Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia.
“Fedor vs. Monson,” presented by M-1 Global, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 7:30 AM/ET – 4:30 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. Check listings for same-day replays.
Fedor, who is fighting at home in Russia for the first time in four years, is coming off of three straight losses in the United States to Dan Henderson, Antonio Silva and Fabricio Werdum. He’s fighting Monson because that’s who he is, not for his already secure legacy in MMA history.
“I’m really happy to be fighting in Russia because most of my fights have been overseas,” Fedor recently said from training camp in Holland. “The only time I’ve fought in Russia was four years ago in St. Petersburg. I feel good and I’m looking forward to this fight.
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After his first round KO loss to Dan Henderson PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko insists he isn’t retiring. His management at M-1 has made it crystal clear that ‘The Last Emperor’ will not go out with a loss.
Travis Wiuff and Mike Whitehead were mentioned as possible opponents earlier in the week but now Fedor’s manager, Vadim Finkelstein is specifically naming Kevin Randleman as a potential opponent.
<blockquote>“There are many possibilities. I personally want the opponent to be one of the great fighters from Pride’s best times. It would be good if it was an interesting and competitive fighter, like for instance, Kevin Randleman. At any rate, we will chose a competitive, globally respected fighter.” </blockquote>
Randleman, like Fedor is a PRIDE legend and on a three fight losing streak. In fact Randleman hasn’t won a fight since 2008. The two met in 2004 and Fedor won with a submission early in the first round.
It’s not exactly a rematch fans really want to see. But money talks and if the Russians pay Randleman we could see him back in the cage to face Fedor one more time.
You know Dana White had to be licking his chops today when Zuffa announced the release of Fedor Emelianenko from Strikeforce. Usually the UFC releases a fighter who loses two straight. Even with his legacy Fedor had he couldn’t keep his spot on the Strikeforce roster after his third straight loss.
According to Dana White at the UFC 133 press conference today;
He’s being cut, yeah. Why? Do you think we should keep him? "You guys thought he was the pound-for-pound best in the world, but I thought he was overrated for years.
Fedor will find a place to fight if he wants to. M-1 has their own shows and could put him on one of them and feed him a cupcake to get him an easy win to get him back on track. ‘The Last Emperor’ is a legend in Russia and could still make a lot of money there if he still wants to compete.
It’s a shame we never got to see him compete in the octagon.