Is a Fedor Emelianenko versus Tito Ortiz fight going to happen?

January 25, 2016 11:28 am by Russell Ess

An intriguing matchup has been buzzing amongst the MMA community of a potential fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Tito Ortiz. While other rumors have been circulating of Fedor potentially fighting King Mo, Wanderlei Silva, and even Brock Lesnar, no word on an official fight has been released.

Russian website World of MMA reported the following (translated with Google Translate):

“According to one insider news MMA, close to the leadership of the Japanese promotion, who wished to remain anonymous, is currently working on the organization of the fight Fedor Emelianenko and Tito Ortiz.
The fight will be held in the heavyweight division and held in one of the tournaments RIZIN FF, presumably in July.”

“It is known that after the first fight Fedor, after more than three years since his last release in the ring, there are many dissatisfied, who felt that the choice of Jaideep Singh as a rival of the legendary Russian fighter was, to say the least, strange. Guide promotion promised that the next opponent will be quite a different rank. Called by various names – and Wanderlei Silva, and Randy Couture, and even Brock Lesnar, however, according to insiders, the organization is working to fight Fedor vs. Tito Ortiz.”

Of all the matchups that have been rumored for “The Last Emporer,” which fight would you like to see the most? Let us know in the comments!


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