Fedor Emelianenko to Fight in May

Fedor Emelianenko will not fight on the Strikeforce card in April, says M-1 Global.

At a pre-fight press conference Thursday for Friday's M-1 Selection Eastern European event in St. Petersburg, Russia, M-1 Global told TV 100 that Fedor's next fight will still be against Fabricio Werdum, but in May.

This would mean that Fedor will not be competing on the yet to be announced Strikeforce on CBS (or possibly Showtime) card, as previously expected, and would put an end to rumors of him fighting Alistair Overeem in Japan.

Strikeforce has still not confirmed details of the long-talked-about April card on CBS. Jake Shields and Dan Henderson have both confirmed their participation, so it now appears that the Strikeforce middleweight title bout will serve as the main event.

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