Fedor vs Werdum will go ahead in May

Despite rumors on the contrary, it has been announced by M-1 head Vadim Finkelstein at the M-1 Selection Eastern Europe press conference that Fedor Emilianenko’s next opponent will be BJJ ace Fabricio Werdum, and not Allistair Overeem.

Stories had been circulating that Fedor would take on current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Allistair Overeem, however given Fedor’s management have announced the fight it’s safe to assume that both fighters have at least verbally agreed to meet in a fight which Finkelstein says will go ahead in May, not April as was previously rumored.

This completely dispels all rumors surrounding Alaistar Overeem and his desire to fight the Last Emperor, despite refusing to fight in America, or defend his title since beating Paul Buentello in 2007. This also effectively still leaves Strikeforce without a Heavyweight Champion.

This announcement also ensures Strikeforce’s April event



  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ninja/ Ninja

    Only good thing about this is we get to see Fedor fight, i much rather see him fight overrem tho

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/ABCTeam/ ABCTeam

    I want to see Overoid fight in America to see if he can stay off steroids long enought to pass a urine test.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Joethecrow123/ joethecrow123

    I agree with ninja it will be great to see Fedor fighting but id love to see him against some real competition.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Boneyjames/ boneyjames

    F%CK fedor put him in with a real fighter and see how good he does the only reason he wins so much is because he fights a bunch of no name shitty fighters put him against some one who is actually good and see what happens

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Boneyjames/ boneyjames

    you guys all need to get off fedors balls he is not the god you think he is

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/AnAmerican/ AnAmerican

    It seems to me that Fedor doesn’t really care about being the champion. I thought about it for a while and decided that I respect him for that.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Jpulfrey84084/ Jpulfrey84084

    Eat Farts!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Jpulfrey84084/ Jpulfrey84084

    Overeem? Overrated?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/SikBoi/ SikBoi

    agreed

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ninja/ Ninja

    lol do your research buddy, sylvia was ranked number 3, arloski 4 and rogers 8, the person who fights low level competition is lesnar, he fought frank when he wasnt top ten, herring when he wasnt even like top 20, couture was 6, so fedor fights better competition than the ufc champ

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ninja/ Ninja

    i agree but a title fight is more interesting than a normal fight

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Kamari/ kamari

    So Werdum goes from being on the wrong end of a highlight reel in the UFC(courtesy of Dos Santos), 2 fight fedor for the title in sikeforce, and you fedor fans still consider him #1 right now……like Ocho Cinco from the Bengals say, ‘CHILD PLEASE’!!!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Jizzle11/ Jizzle11

    He’s still gonna get that ass whooped

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Boneyjames/ boneyjames

    the only reason he beat sylvia and arlovski is because niether of them were that great in the first place

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    This can only technically be called a “fight”.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/NyaFace/ NyaFace

    fedor vs cain dats all i have say make it happn dana we all no cain is the best HW n mma look at wut he did 2 nog n its gonna b a bad day 4 brock when he gets hes shot so shut up about fedor hes old news

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    It doesn’t matter who Fedor fights, his zombie followers will applaud and call him the greatest. He could fight the drummer from Hanson (that group that did that song Mmmbop), and his fans would call it legitimate competition.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Boneyjames/ boneyjames

    thank you for that at least someone agrees

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/UrHype/ UrHype

    It never seems to really matter, its always good no matter who really.
    I was trippin against Rogers…then in Fedor fashon BOOM the fight was done!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/UrHype/ UrHype

    Explain exactly when he went from the best fighter to not the best…..
    Im sure if Dana wasnt so 2 faced and actually a nice guy, he might already be fighting in the UFC.
    Fedor bases his future with who he respects and who he doesnt. When your that fricken good, you can do that!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/UrHype/ UrHype

    Im curious when they will actually strip Alistard of his title. Or have they already done that?
    If Alistard was a real champion with confidence, this wouldnt be an issue.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/UrHype/ UrHype

    lol James, why dont you run in there and hand Fedor his first real loss.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/UrHype/ UrHype

    Your posts remind me of a song by Genesis called
    “No Reply At All”

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    You disagree with something I said? I don’t question Fedor’s ability. But, there are a few HW’s out there that can beat him. Fighters whom he refuses to fight. You’re happy watching the “greatest ever” fight bums and waste his prime?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MMAeveryDay/ MMAeveryDay

    Almost anyone can potentially beat anyone else in their weight class, and when the underdog wins they are called upsets and it happens all the time. It just doesn’t happen to Fedor. He has supreme skills in every area. Just like a highly paid carpenter, he comes to make his money and be successful with no exceptions. Haters will be haters but anybody else that has been considered to be the best, does not have a record like Fedor’s.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Knn03/ knn03

    He basically has a perfect record plus he’d fight anyone including the best in Pride at their prime so you can’t say he’s afraid or dodging anyone. I think the man/cyborg deserves to have fans.

    It’s not really his fault there’s no competition for him. Dana was being an asshole to him, like usual, so I can’t blame him for not fighting in the UFC. I think he will be there eventually though. Hope so.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Chongbong/ chongbong

    last time we saw werdum fight he got owned, why does he deserve a shot at fedor?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/PrideFC/ PrideFC

    Well Fedor is pound for pound king of mma, so if anyone want’s to call themselves the best then they have to fight him.. fedor has nothing to prove, he has proved it all already.. I won’t be suprised if some UFC heavyweights will move to strikeforce once their contract is over, just so they can get a shot at the emperor.

    Their is a saying.. to be the best you got to beat the best.. so far he hasn’t been beaten.. Fedor isn’t avoiding top competition… Top competition is avoiding Fedor, get it right fools.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/DR3W/ DR3W

    haha i agree cain is one hell of a force…I can see him getting that title soon

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/DR3W/ DR3W

    agreed but he should be fighting in the ufc to put the icing on the cake…everybody knows that is the best competition is for him to proove that he is truely the best

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    He’s hiding in a joke organization that the real fighters “avoid” because they can do better and they want to fight at the top. He could start fighting women, and you’d be unable to criticize it.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/SikBoi/ SikBoi

    true mma fans and fighters acknowledge him as the best in the game, because he is. get over it. the only zombies here are the idiots repeating dana white’s every word when even he knows he is a full of sh*t promoter. Fedor has fought more “legit” competition than any other fighter and beaten them. he holds more records than any mma fighter ever and that includes multiple wins over 5 previous UFC champions. hopefully we will see him fight a few of those other guys in the UFC, but keep in mind none of those guys have fought as much “legit” competition as Fedor at this point. not even close.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Shanoo/ Shanoo

    LOL do ur research lolololololol this guys hillarious! where are sylvia, arloski now? where is mir?……not that i care lesners a douche but man ur facts are wrong, its jus ironic how u used “do your research” then u state untrue facts lolol…..oh man can i get ur nummmba? u so crazy

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Shanoo/ Shanoo

    Dude…..it was all M1 Global read the news

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Shanoo/ Shanoo

    drummer from hanson lol /thumbs up to this guy

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Shanoo/ Shanoo

    Avoiding fedor? maybe they don’t wanna be in a organization as small as strikeforce? Strikeforce is great, but to a top level fighter how is it more appealing then the UFC? Strikeforce at best has 6-8 good fighters thats it, the UFC has 6-8 in one division……..get it right fool…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Fact: Fedor is fighting bums in a shit organization. Fact: The UFC is where the competition is.

    None of your rationalizations mean anything. There are several fighters in the UFC that can beat him. Which is why he’s hiding in Strikeforce where he’ll never have to fight anybody again.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    But… They just picked up 85 year old Herschel, and that WWF roid-goon what’s-his-name…

    At some point Fedor’s reputations must be tarnished (according to any honest person) due to the fact that he refuses to fight anybody who is any good. Betty White from the Golden Girls could take half of the heavyweights in Strikeforce.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Osen/ osen

    “.., and that WWF roid-goon what’s-his-name…”

    Lesnar is fighting in the UFC…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/PrideFC/ PrideFC

    Fedor would murder Lesnar.. Fedor beats him standing up and on the ground.. Lesnar would probably be only better in clinch.. however since hes so compact he wont be able to deliver much damage in clinch.. Lesnar needs to stop being a pussy and go to strikeforce and fight real competition.. fighting washed up fighters like randy couture and mark coleman and glassjaw mir makes no sense.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Boneyjames/ boneyjames

    im not saying fedor would lose to all the ufc hw im just saying i dont think he can beat them all either if he wants to prove himself he should join ufc and fight and see what hes really made of and shut people like me up but i feel he wont join ufc because he know he wont be the top fighter cro cop was considered the best and look what happened to him when he joined i feel fedor would be the same maybe not as bad as cro cop but he wont dominate you guys can hate my comments but your god fedor cant be considered the best until he fights the best

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Comonson/ comonson

    fedor vs the greenpower ranger, now thats competition. fedor will get served like a crack-head in the projects

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/JiuJitsuBBQ/ JiuJitsuBBQ

    Strikeforce needs to drop Overoid like a hot rock. The guy refuses to fight in the US because of drug testing. He won’t defend his belt so drop him.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Yes the HW champion is in the UFC. Which is why everyone knows his name, while the roid-goon who wouldn’t have a prayer to make it in to the UFC is in Strikeforce with all the other people can’t make it in to the UFC or have been beaten and chased out of the UFC.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Hah hilarious. I get it now, you’re joking. Nobody is actually that stupid. You just make it a little too obvious that you’re satirizing someone who is mentally retarded sometimes… It’s a fine line.

    Nobody goes to Strikeforce unless they washed out of the UFC or couldn’t get in to the UFC. If you think the real competition is in Strikeforce, then I have to assume you are 5 years old…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    They can’t. What other fighters do they have? Fedor can’t fight himself.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/GracieHunter0718/ GracieHunter0718

    This fight needs to hurry up, and happen. This way Fedor can beat Werdum’s ass, then beat Alastair’s ass….

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mokoko/ mokoko

    i don’t read your coment’s bro is nonsence always i just klick weak.UFC HW devision sucks that wuy they have amator MMA fighter 4-1 as a champ.Brock is not World class wrestler, never been in the Olympics.Werdum lost from Dos Santos,Gonzaga lost to Werdum 2 times wath you gona say is Gonzaga beats Santos

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ninja/ Ninja

    we aren’t talking about now, we are talking about when Fedor fought them they were considered the best and after fedor defeated them they in devastating fashion people stopped considering them the best

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ston3pony/ ston3pony

    Hard to decipher your half-coherent gibberish there, but yeah, Werdum got stomped by Dos Santos, which is why he fled to Strikeforce where he’ll have some chance of winning in a weak organization. Which is the only reason anyone goes to Strikeforce.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mokoko/ mokoko

    Werdum beat Gonzaga 2 times wuy he is fighting Dos Santos

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mokoko/ mokoko

    fighters go to Strikeforce becose UFC treat them fighters like shitt

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mokoko/ mokoko

    all your coments are weak bro better shut up and lern something from others

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mokoko/ mokoko

    you can say anyithig bad about Fedor 90 prosent of UFC fighter who got balls saying Fedor is the best GSp,Cain,Mir,BJ Penn,Randy,Shogun,

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Comonson/ comonson

    ufc is like wwf and striforce is like wcw
    ufc (wwf) is low paying, they treat their fighters like shit, it an organization that is stable and will always be stable, cause of how they do bussiness and how its so organized. u got dana white (vince mc mhon)

    strickforce (wcw). they try to meet the fighter needs $$$, very unorganized
    they collect the fighters ufc (wwf) has tossed out, more exciting fights than ufc (wwf) @ times and it has scott coker ( eric bishoff)

    dont be supprised if ufc buys out strikeforce in the future

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Comonson/ comonson

    learn how to spell percent you big dummy!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/SikBoi/ SikBoi

    ok buddy, that is your version of the truth, or dana white’s…whatever. like I said before; true mma fans and fighters acknowledge him as the best in the game, because he is.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mokoko/ mokoko

    you learn something about MMA

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Lionkill/ lionkill

    so what your saying is the UFC heavyweight title really doesn’t mean much, because arlovski and sylvia are the only people who held it for near 3 years. then who really cares about brocks title if he only beat randy couture who had defeated tim sylvia? in reality sylvia was 4-2 out of 6 before the fedor fight with loses to randy and big nog. Arlovski 5-1 out of his last 6 before the fedor fight with the 5 he beat in a row before the fedor fight either being in the UFC or are now currently in the UFC.