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Fedor vs Monson Goes Official

Written on September 16, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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The heavyweight battle pitting Fedor Emelianenko and Jeff Monson is now official!

The anticipated heavyweight battle between Fedor Emelianenko and Jeff Monson is now official, as M-1 Global announced last Thursday. The said match will go down on November 20 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.

Once regarded as world’s best heavyweight fighter, Fedor Emelianenko has stumbled of late. After being undefeated for the past nine years, he has dropped his last three bouts. Fedor Emelianenko was then released of his Strikeforce contract afterwards. Meanwhile; Jeff Monson’s recent appearance was a Strikeforce match against Daniel Cormier last June 18, wherein he loss via unanimous decision.

The Fedor Emelianenko vs Jeff Monson bout will mark the former’s return to action in the Russian soil since a 2007 victory over Matt Lindland. While little is known about the November 20 event, M-1 Global is said to be in negotiations with Showtime Sports in an attempt to broadcast the tournament on a premiere cable network.

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Fedor Emelianenko, to Face Jeff Monson on November 12

Written on September 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fedor Emelianenko finally got an opponent in Jeff Monson, as they are set to lock horns on November 12 in Russia.

As Fighting Insider reported last Monday, M-1 Global co-founder – Vadim Finkelstein – said that Fedor Emelianenko’s next event will be in Russia. In relation to this, Jeff Monson tweeted recently that he will face The Last Emperor on November 12.

Fedor Emelianenko was released from Strikeforce after dropping his third consecutive loss against Dan Henderson. Meanwhile, Jeff Monson is most known for his four-fight run in UFC in 2006. That victory streak ended with a loss to Tim Sylvia at UFC 65.

Moreover, Jeff Monson was rumored to face UFC contender – Gabriel Gonzaga – next month. However, no word on whether his upcoming match against Fedor Emelianenko would change that plan.

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Jeff Monson to Knock Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce Grand Prix

Written on May 17, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Jeff Monson will show his fighting prowess against Daniel Cormier, as their bout will be part of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix : Overeem vs. Werdum.

Heavyweight, Jeff Monson, will face Daniel Cormier instead of Shane Del Rosario on Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix due to a car accident last month.

Jeff Monson, 40, was undefeated in his last eight fights. He is considered as Tim Sylvia’s tough competitor in the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 65 last November 2006. An American Top Team member, Jeff Monson was able to win over Tim Sylvia because of his height and reach advantage.

On the other hand, Daniel Cormier is a graduate of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose and is part of the US Olympic wrestling team in 2008. Following his debut at Strikeforce in September 2009, has won his latest fight against Devin Cole at Challengers 13 last January via unanimous decision

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IFC Genesis: Ready for Battle

Written on November 08, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Mixed Martial Arts constantly broadens its horizon. And with that, IFC aims to bring the sports to the MIddle East with its first ever event -- Genesis. Will they prosper like Strikeforce and UFC?

With mixed martial arts constantly broadening its horizon, the Israeli Fighting Championship aims to change the way Middle East embrace the sport. The IFC will hold its first event, entitled Genesis, at the Nokia Theater in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, November 9. Topping the 13-fight line-up is a heavyweight match-up between Jeff Monson and Sergey Shemetov. Along with Monson and Shemetov is another headline bout between Ricco Rodriguez and Daniel Tabera. Frank Trigg, Hermes Franca, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, and Shonie Carter will also compete in different bouts.

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