Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson OFFICIALLY Announced for November 20th

Written by Tom Ngo
September 15th, 2011

Strikeforce M1 Global Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko (Pictured) was expected to make his post-Strikeforce debut against Jeff Monson November 12th. Instead of going head-up against “UFC on FOX” and Manny Pacquiao’s boxing match with Juan Manuel Marquez, M-1 Global has postponed their showdown eight days.

The Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia will host the November 20th matchup.

UFC president Dana White cut ties with Emelianenko after he suffered a devastating loss to Dan Henderson. The vicious 1stRound TKO defeat marked the 34-year-old’s third consecutive L.

Emelianenko owns an unmatched 31-4 (1 NC) record. Prior to his last three forgettable outings, the sport’s most decorated heavyweight was riding a 27-fight winning streak which span for nearly a decade.

“The Snowman” holds an extensive 42-12 professional record, but was last seen dropping a convincing unanimous decision loss to Daniel Cormier at “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum.” Monson had won his previous eight contests prior to the June defeat.

Very little is known about M-1 Global’s upcoming event, outside of the date and the show’s headliners. In addition, broadcast plans haven’t been announced, but it’s possible Showtime will air the event in North America.

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