Fedor Emelianenko Signs with Strikeforce, Early Details and Comments

– According to Mike Afromowitz of Strikeforce public relations, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko has signed a historic, multi-fight agreement that will see him headline mega-events co-promoted by world championship promotions STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global. Emelianenko will make his premium television debut this Fall when his first fight under the new agreement airs live on SHOWTIME. This was accomplished after a week of intense negotiations. Emelianenko had the following comments to share on the new deal…



“I am looking forward to going back to work and fighting at the highest level. STRIKEFORCE is a top fight promotion that houses some of the greatest fighters in the world, I am prepared to fight any of them.”

– Strikeforce Founder and CEO Scott Coker had the following to say on the new deal…

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with M-1 Global and Fedor. Fedor has been the reigning king of MMA’s heavyweight division for quite some time now so being able to work with M-1 and Fedor will substantially increase the level of competition amongst the athletes in this weight class.”

– Vadim Finkelchtein, President of M-1 Global is also pleased with the deal…

“I am very happy and excited about the upcoming collaboration with Strikeforce. We are very pleased that we found a reliable partner and I feel that Strikeforce and M-1 can support each other on many things. This will create big opportunities for both parties to test their fighters against worthy opponents.”

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