Fedor Emelianenko and Jeff Monson both came in well under the heavyweight limit for their fight Sunday morning from Moscow, Russia at M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson. The pay-per-view event will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET from the Olympic Stadium.
Emelianenko is trying to halt a three-fight losing streak, as he dropped bouts to Dan Henderson, Antonio Silva and Fabricio Werdum while competing for Strikeforce. Monson, who has fought for the UFC in his career, failed in an effort to work out a deal to fight Fedor several years ago.
This will mark Emelianenko’s first fight in Russia since he defeated Matt Lindland in 2007.
M-1 GLOBAL: FEDOR VS. MONSON
Fedor Emelianenko (238.3 pounds) vs. Jeff Monson (238.1)
Daniel Weichel (154.5) vs. Jose Figueroa (155.4)
Alexander Yakovlev (169.8) vs. Juan Manuel Suarez (169.5)
Joshua Thorpe (155.4) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (155)
Albert Duraev (182.3) vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam (184.5)
Jerome Bouisson (153.2) vs. Yuri Ivlev (153.7)
Alexander Volkov (229.3) vs. Arsen Abdulkerimov (251.1)
Sergey Kornev (204.6) vs. Salim Davidov (205.5)
Mikhail Malyutin (152.3) vs. Seydina Seck (155.4)
Nikolai Kaushansky (151.9) vs. Alexander Vinogradov (150.8)