Fedor Returns, Faces Werdum June 26

Fedor is coming back.

After months of negotiation between Strikeforce and M-1 Global, it was announced this morning that Emelianenko will return to face Fabricio Werdum on the June 26 Strikeforce card in San Jose. The card will take place at the HP Pavilion.

The bout will serve as Emelianenko’s first for the promotion since making his debut on CBS with a second-round knockout of Brett Rogers last November. Emelianenko and his management have been mired in negotiations with Scott Coker and Strikeforce ever since, largely due to media referring to the first event as a Strikeforce event and not a co-promoted M-1 Global event.

A special pre-sale ticket opportunity will be given to Strikeforce newsletter subscribers beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, May 10. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, May 14.