According to Sherdog, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva (10-1) will face Sergei Kharitonov (15-3) for the EliteXC heavyweight title at “EliteXC Unfinished Business” on July 26 from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, CA
The Russian Top Team fighter Kharitonov, is coming off an impressive win over Alistair Overeem last year at K-1 Hero’s Tournament Final (Video Below). Kharitonov has fought tough fighters like UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum, Pedro Rizzo, Alistair Overeem, Semmy Schilt and Michael Russow.
Sergei Kharitonov could be the one.
Brazilian behemoth Antonio Silva has verbally agreed to face the stoic Russian boxer for the vacant heavyweight crown at EliteXC’s July 26 “Saturday Night Fights” at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif.
The bout is currently pending approval from the California State Athletic Commission, according to a rep from Silva’s American Top Team.
UPDATE: EliteXC VP Jared Shaw has denied this fight, calming it is 100% percent not going to happen. A replacement is expected to be announced shortly. TG: “Roy”