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A heavyweight title match pitting Guram Gugeneshvili and Kenny Garner is now official for M-1 Challenger 27.
M-1 Global officially announced that a heavyweight title rematch between Guram Gugeneshvili and Kenny Garner will take place for M-1 Challenger 27.
The reigning heavyweight champion, Guram Gugeneshvili, has yet to taste defeat as a professional. His victory at the M-1 Selection Western Europe tournament last October earned him his shot at the world title against Kenny Garner. Meanwhile, Kenny Garner also won a M-1 Selection tournament to earn his shot at the belt. Most recently, he finished Pat Bennett in the main event of M-1 Challenger 26.
Airing on Showtime, M-1 Challenger 27 will kick off on October 14 at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix. The event will be broadcast at 11:00 pm ET, with delay on West Coast.View Article Source »
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.View Article Source »
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.View Article Source »
Fedor Emelianenko will remain in active MMA competition, as he will fight in his native Russia in "late fall."
After his recent TKO loss against Dan Henderson last July 30, Fedor Emelianenko opted to go against retirement. In fact, his manager and M-1 Global co-founder – Vadim Finkelstein – confirmed yesterday that The Last Emperor will fight in his native Russia in “late fall.” However, the date, venue and his next opponent is yet to be determined.
If he comes out successful, Fedor Emelianenko will have a chance to go back to US in 2012.
More updates on Fedor Emelinenko are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.View Article Source »
It is not yet the end of the road for Fedor Emelianenko, as he is set to make a fall return in hometown Russia.
While there are speculations that Fedor Emelianenko’s knockout loss against Dan Henderson last July 30 may mean the end of his career, M1-Global revealed that he’s not done yet.
Vadim Finkelstein also added that M-1 Global is currently in negotiation with their Japanese contacts to organize a New Year’s Eve event in Japan — where Fedor Emelianenko will participate as well.Read the rest of the article »
Following his third consecutive loss, Fedor Emelianenko was released by Strikeforce.
Following his third loss against Dan Henderson last Saturday, UFC President – Dana White, co-owner of Strikeforce’s parent company; Zuffa – announced that Fedor Emelianenko will be cut from the promotion.
The 34-year-old Last Emperor said after his match against Dan Henderson that he might consider retirement upon returning to Russia. But if he chooses to return, it might be under a new promoter. His contract with Showtime, the premiere cable channel that broadcasts Strikeforce and M-1 Global tournaments, still continues. That said, it is still possible for Fedor Emelianenko to compete on Showtime under M-1 Global, but not with Strikeforce co-promoting.
What do you think lies ahead for the Last Emperor? Share your insights at the comments.View Article Source »
Results for Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs Henderson is now in the books. Check out who among your favorite fighters took home the bacon.
The Last Emperor’s reign may finally be over, as Dan Henderson earned a first round TKO win over Fedor Emelianenko last Saturday. The Fedor vs Henderson bout served as a main attraction for Strikeforce and M-1 Global’s tournament. Last Saturday’s event took place at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estate, Illinois, with the evening’s main card aired on Showtime.
Dan Henderson has now earned a three-fight win streak, while Fedor Emelianenko dropped three straight fights. The Last Emperor will be forced to face further inquiries with regards to his retirement.
See the Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs Henderson quick results after the break.Read the rest of the article »
Before Sears Centre heats up this Saturday, take a closer look at the upcoming Fedor vs Henderson match.
Fedor Emelianenko is the longtime Pride Fighting Championships title holder, who became the most powerful free agent. But after that, he became the recipient of shocking, back-to-back upsets.
This Saturday, Fedor Emelianenko will face Dan Henderson to highlight Strikeforce and M-1 Global’s main event. After that, fans will get the latest installment of in Fedor Emelianenko’s journey. But before you get and feel the action at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, take a closer look at the Fedor vs Henderson match-up by hitting the jump.Read the rest of the article »
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