Sherdog has confirmed, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia on July 16, broadcast on HDNet. The rumored venue is HDNet Fights own American Airlines Arena in Dallas.
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Emelianenko said via telephone from Russia:
“[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important…I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight.”
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