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Fedor Emelianenko Out Until January, Fabricio Werdum Eyes March Strikeforce Return

Fedor EmelianenkoFormer top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko won’t fight again for Strikeforce until January at the earliest as his M-1 Global management works to finalize an extension to their current deal, which is set to expire with his next fight, Sherdog reports.

Fedor had been targeted for a Dec. 4 showdown with fellow contender Antonio Silva, who will now face Strikeforce newcomer Valentijn Overeem, the older brother of heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem, at “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu“.

Fabricio Werdum, who handed Fedor his first loss in nearly 10 years when they squared off in June, has his sights set on a March return from elbow surgery and is expected to rematch Fedor or challenge Overeem for the title.

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