Tatame has confirmed with Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo (16-7-0) that he has indeed received an offer for a face an unnamed opponent. Although he couldn’t confirm who the fight was with, the rumors are swirling it’ll be former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko (26-1-0).
The two were originally supposed to meet on a New Year’s Eve card in Japan.
Fedor will be fighting in February and if the rumors are true, Rizzo will be standing across from him.
Up until now, M-1 was scouring the free agent pool to find potential opponents for Emelianenko, but have yet to put anything together.
The only other viable free agent heavyweights are Mark Hunt and Josh Barnett.