On November 20, the greatest heavyweight of all-time returns to action. Fedor Emelianenko looks to snap a three fight losing streak when he returns to his hometown of Russia and takes on Jeff Monson. After dominating MMA for 10 years, losing only once in 34 fights and beating top heavyweights such as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Mirko Cro Cop, “The Last Emperor” has been finished in his last three contests against Fabricio Werdum (submission), Antonio Silva (TKO), and Dan Henderson (KO). A former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Monson has faced the likes of Chuck Liddell, Daniel Cormier, Forrest Griffin, and other top fighters throughout his fourteen year MMA career.
Earlier this week M-1 Global released the first video promo for their November 20 event, which takes place at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia and will air on PPV. The bout is Fedor’s first fight in Russia since 2007.