Strikeforce’s biggest bout ever will apparently take place sometime in November as Fedor Emelianenko will make his debut with the organization against undefeated heavyweight Brett Rogers. Upon signing the Russian earlier this month, CEO Scott Coker promised fans that Fedor would fight before the end of the year and it looks like he’s going to keep his word.
“Yes [Emelianenko vs. Rogers is] confirmed,” Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz told 5thRound.com yesterday.
Unfortunately, little else is known in regards to the night’s event, outside of the fact that Showtime will produce it. In addition, no location or date has been set for the extravaganza.
Rumor has it that a middleweight scrap between Jason “Mayhem” Miller and former EliteXC 170-pound champ Jake Shields is also in the works.
A source close to Miller’s camp broke the news to 5thRound.com regarding the fight, stating that it would most likely go down in October, however no specific date or venue has been set for that card either.
There’s no doubt that Fedor’s first Strikeforce appearance will be the biggest bout in Strikeforce history, which begs the question, what will the UFC do to counter-program that card?
It will definitely be an interesting Holiday season.