We reported exactly one-week ago that Fedor Emelianenko was expected to return against Jeff Monson at an unknown venue on an unknown date.
We now have the missing pieces to the puzzle and according to reports the bout has been signed by all parties.
M-1 Global is planning an event to take place on November 20 in Moscow, Russia at the Olympic Stadium. As expected Fedor Emelianenko and Jeff Monson will serve as the evening’s main event.
Fedor was last seen in action in a losing effort to Dan Henderson this past July. It marked his third straight loss and the end of his American soil based career with Strikeforce. Prior to the Henderson defeat he was finished by both Antonio Silva and Fabricio Werdum under the promotion.
Jeff Monson is a former UFC heavyweight with a wealth of international experience and an A-grade grappling pedigree. He was last seen in a losing effort to rising star, Daniel Cormier under the Strikeforce banner this past June. The loss snapped an 8-fight win streak; however Monson has won 17 of his last 21 fights.
No other bouts have been confirmed for the card; however, M-1 Global is trying to use their broadcasting deal with Showtime to deliver the event to the American Audience.