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Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent to be revealed next week


MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko was a guest commentator at the recent Super MMA Cup of Russia event. During the broadcast, he revealed that he is almost finished with his training camp and is preparing for a very specific opponent.

Emelianenko is scheduled to fight for the former Pride President Nobuyuki Sakakibara in his new MMA promotion (Rizin Fighting Federation) on December 31st, 2015, but still does not have an opponent.

The event will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will air on Spike TV.

Emelianenko had not fought since October 7th, 2011, which was when he announced his retirement following a first-round knockout of Pedro Rizzo. Emelianenko is 3-3 in his last six, but after a three-fight losing streak in his last three Strikeforce appearances, he ripped off three straight wins. In his last two bouts, he won by the first-round knockout over less quality opponents.

Emelianenko also said during the broadcast that his opponent will be announced next week.

Who do you think he will be fighting? Let us know.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports


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