Former pound-for-pound fighting champion Fedor Emelianenko has been stuck in the worst losing streak of his long career. Now, Emelianenko gets a chance to compete in his home country of Russia against former UFC fighter Jeff Monson.
M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson takes place tomorrow from the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Emelianenko has lost his last three fights, falling to Dan Henderson, Antonio Silva, and Fabricio Werdum while competing for Strikeforce. The Monson bout will mark the first time Fedor has fought in Russia since defeating Matt Lindland in 2007.
“I’m really happy to be fighting in Russia because most of my fights have been overseas. I feel good and I’m looking forward to this fight,” said Emeliankeno, in a recent interview promoting the event. “This is my job. I always try to win each fight. I’m not fighting to prove anything to anyone. I fight; that’s what I do.”
Monson has been trying to secure a fight with Emelianenko for quite some time, and Fedor is aware of that, saying, “This fight has been talked about since my PRIDE days. I am familiar with his career. I think Jeff is a very respected and tough opponent.”
M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson will be available on pay-per-view beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.
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