According to MMAFanhouse, Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett have verbally agreed to fight at Affliction 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on August 1.
Though neither Emelianenko or Barnett has signed official bout agreements, they have both verbally accepted the matchup, according to the source.
A clash between Fedor and Barnett (24-5) has been rumored since the promotion debuted back on July 19th of last year.
Fedro has defeated top heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia in the previous two affliction shows.
Barnett’s also racked up two wins in Affliction, defeating Pedro Rizzo and Gilbert Yvel.
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