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.