Fedor Emelianenko’s highly anticipated return to Strikeforce will finally go down when he meets former UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum on June 26th in San Jose, CA.
It’s been over six months since fans last saw Fedor knocking out then undefeated Brett Rogers at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” this past November. Although millions tuned in to witness Emelianenko do his thing, he and his representatives were not entirely pleased with the CBS show.
After a long and tedious contract renegotiation between Strikeforce and M-1 Global, the Russian based company that manages the planet’s best heavyweight, Emelianenko is now primed to return against another fairly dangerous opponent.
Since being Junior dos Santos’ stepping stone in his last Octagon appearance, Werdum has won his first two fights for Strikeforce and is looking to make the biggest splash of all by upsetting Fedor.
Tickets for the event officially go on sale today for Strikeforce Newsletter Members at Ticketmaster.com, and will be available to the general public starting on May 14th.
Here are the fighters rumored/scheduled for the Showtime broadcast:
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Strikeforce Women’s Champion) vs. TBD
Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum