Report: Fedor Emelianenko Fighting UFC Vet Fabio Maldonado Next
By FCF Staff
It looks as though Fedor Emelianenko has his next fight booked, as according to reports, the former PRIDE heayweight champ will take on UFC vet Fabio Maldonado, June 17th.
The bout will take place at a Fight Nights card in St. Petersburg, Russia, in partnership with RIZIN FF. The fight was reported first by Combate.com.
Emelianenko (35-4) returned to the ring for the first time since 2012 in December, and stopped Jaideep Singh while fighting for RIZIN.
Maldonado (22-9) lost via UD to Corey Anderson in November and exited the UFC. Since then the noted striker has been competing in boxing once more.
Neither RIZIN or Fight Nights has made any official announcement regarding the reported bout.