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Report: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson Slated for November M-1 Event in Russia

(Yeah, Putin’s gonna get a big kick out of that, buddy. / Photo via hookedonmma)

Nursing a three-fight losing streak following his shockingly unsuccessful run in Strikeforce, Fedor Emelianenko will reportedly return to action against heavyweight veteran Jeff Monson on November 12th in Russia. Monson announced the matchup last night on Twitter, adding that the fight will be promoted by M-1 Global and there will be a press conference on September 16th. (“Putin will be there. Gonna try and get pic with him in my ‘Communist’ t-shirt.”)

Following his unsuccessful UFC title challenge against Tim Sylvia in November 2006, Monson left the UFC to pursue a bout with Emelianenko for BodogFIGHT. Though the match was scheduled for March 2007, negotiations fell apart and Emelianenko wound up fighting Matt Lindland instead.

November 12th is the same date as the UFC’s historic debut on FOX; broadcast plans for ‘Fedor vs. Monson’ are unclear at this point. Monson, whose June decision loss to Daniel Cormier snapped an eight-fight win streak, was previously attached to the main event of W-1′s first U.S. show on October 15th. If anything changes with that fight, we’ll let you know.

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HATERADE247- September 8, 2011 at 2:47 am
Overpriced? You mean the FREE event they are broadcasting? Just how poor are you exactly? lol

btw, people are forgetting that the UFC chose their event day specifically to compete with the Pacquiao/Marquez UNDERCARD. Zuffa knows their place and they know that they cannot compete with the boxing main event, so they've chosen the next best opportunity to capitalize on which is to end up becoming the lead-in to the Pac/Marquez main event rather than actual events undercard.

M-1 seems to just be putting their event on the same day to compete with the UFC.. Perhaps they are not even aware of just how much they are against that night - or so it seems. In any case, I hope Fedor dominates but I hope it ends in the third round; something more like his fight against TK rather than something like when he fought Zulu. lol
imps4343- September 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm
I will be watching this, as opposed to the overpriced zuffa event, maybe ill watch that illegally on justin TV or another website which pirates ufc material

PS its nice to see the zuffa d...bags on every blog-site continuously bashing fedor and M-1 bc their still attempting to make a living without signing a zuffa contract
smiledriver- September 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm
F**k him up Jeff.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- September 7, 2011 at 10:32 am
If Monson does manage to win he'd better have a full secret service team getting his ass out of dodge before those fucking ruskies tear him to shreds
XENOPHON- September 7, 2011 at 9:50 am
Remember, in Russian they are about 10 hours ahead of the USA. Good chance we can see see both promotions Events on the same day while inside CONUS.
I pick this for Fedor, albeit a fixed or legitimate win. I want to see the fight.
Fried Taco- September 7, 2011 at 9:38 am
I will be laughing so hard if Monson wins. But then he will be lucky to make it out of Russia alive.
mmathehardway- September 7, 2011 at 9:27 am
Easy knockout win for Fedor. Should help his next contract signing.
Fedor Penn- September 7, 2011 at 9:12 am
I got Fedor by early submission.
C-Dong- September 7, 2011 at 8:34 am
HA HA! Yeah like its any surprise here that Fedor will win....Fedor was only able to beat tuna cans and cheat his way through Jap Fights to make him look good....He couldn't even make it in Strikeforce he sure as HELL wouldn't make it in the UFC. Pray to your Russian God you loser!
RwilsonR- September 7, 2011 at 8:16 am
Fuck Jeff Monson! Fedor has been exposed for being overrated, so now I can go back to still liking him as a fighter. Monsoon might as well wear a swastika shirt, or a "80 million killed and all I got was this stupid t-shirt" shirt. Fuck anyone who thinks communist-chic is cool. Aren't you supposed to get that dumb shit out of your system with a stupid Che poster in your college dorm room?
KarmaAteMyCat- September 7, 2011 at 7:48 am
How was Fedors 0-3 run a Surprise? I wasn't surprised..just saying some of us didn't believe the hype. WARRR MONSON
Me likey- September 7, 2011 at 7:17 am
@italia furia
Vadim does have a serious set of marbles. too bad they are just rattling around in his head.
monson looked horrible against cormier. slow and tight. i think he only made one attempt to get it to the ground.
jimbonics- September 7, 2011 at 6:35 am
Jeff Monson will lose this fight for sure. The bags of money M-1 will throw at him will assure that.
Motivated Penn- September 7, 2011 at 6:00 am
Jeff Monson will lose this fight for sure. His striking looked terrible versus Cormier.
italia furia- September 7, 2011 at 5:54 am
head to head against UFC's debut, AND it's a heavyweight title bout?

Vadim has a serious set of marbles....
WK- September 7, 2011 at 5:15 am
Give him 'em hell, Jeff.