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Report: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett in July

Fedor Emelianenko could be facing Josh Barnett in July at Affliction 3 in Anaheim, California.

Josh Gross of reported today that sources close to M-1 Global and Affliction Entertainment are working towards the heavyweight scrap as the main event on a Saturday date in July at the Honda Center.

Emelianenko (29-1) would be defending his WAMMA heavyweight belt for the second time. Emelianenko captured the belt against Tim Sylvia last July at Affliction "Banned" and then retained the belt against Andrei Arlovski last month at Affliction "Day of Reckoning."

Barnett (24-5) was recently announced by WAMMA as the number two heavyweight in the world due to his win against Dutch striker Gilbert Yvel and Arlovski's loss to Emelianenko at "Day of Reckoning."

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