The website MMA-Europe.net is quoting Vale Tudo news as reporting that Ricardo Arona has announced signing a four fight contract with M-1. It also appears that Arona could fight Fedor Emelianenko as soon as December:
According to “Vale Tudo News”, Brazilian ace Ricardo Arona (13-5-0) announced that he has signed a four fight deal with Russian organization M-1. The opponent(s), due to contractual issues, weren’t revealed. Arona said that he is now focused in his debut, in December. When asked if the first fight would be with Fedor Emilianenko (26-1-0), Ricardo Arona smiled and kept his silence.
Arona is currently in Europe conducting a series of seminars.