M-1 Global president, Vadim Finkelstein, recently revealed that Fedor Emelianenko will attempt to make up for his inactivity over the past couple of years by fighting at least three times in the next six months.
“Two more fights are planned for Fedor,” said Finkelstein. “The first one in October in the context of the next Affliction show in conjunction with M-1 Global. The second one at New Year’s Eve in Japan, most likely it’s going to be the M-1 Challenge Finale and Fedor will compete in a superfight, probably his opponent will be the winner of ‘Fighting Fedor’ or another top fighter.”
Fighting Fedor is a reality show featuring 16 heavyweight contestants from all over the world. The contestants will be vying for the oppertunity to face Fedor Emelianenko in the shows finale, likely on New Years Eve. The fighters will travel to Saint Petersburg where they will live and train with Club Red Devil (Fedor’s Fight Team). There they will face one another in consecutive matches over the span of the series until only one remains.
“The shooting is commencing come the end of July-early August,” said Finklestiein. “Right now we round every tiny thing out.”