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Fabricio Werdum Elbow Surgery Likely to Delay Fedor Emelianenko Rematch Until 2011

Fabricio WerdumA Strikeforce rematch between Fabricio Werdum and former top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko likely won’t take place until 2011, as Werdum has announced that he’ll soon undergo elbow surgery that will sideline him for the rest of year.

Werdum scored a shocking 69-second submission of Emelianenko in Strikeforce on June 26, and both sides have said they’re interested in a rematch.

Despite the loss, Strikeforce was considering booking Emelianenko against heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem, with the winner then facing Werdum, a plan that now seems more likely with Werdum out of action until early next year.

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