Now sure, just because Fedor Emelianenko is about to compete on a card that will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass, it doesn’t mean “The Last Emperor” is Octagon bound. But, it does show that there’s at least some common ground between the Russian star and the UFC right? Or no?
On June 17th, Emelianenko will throw down with UFC vet Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the card will be streamed on Fight Pass. The bout will mark the second time Emelianenko has fought since he returned to the ring in December, and pounded out Jaideep Singh.
Maldonado, meanwhile, has yet to fight in MMA since he was decisioned by Corey Anderson last November. But he has won a couple of boxing bouts since then.
You can check out the “Fedor Emelianenko” promo below.