Aleksander Emelianenko has signed to compete on the October 5th Hardcore Championship Fighting 5 card against popular slugger Wesley “Cabbage” Correira.
Emelianenko is undefeated so far in 2007, earning wins over Eric Pele at BodogFight: Clash of Nations in April and over Jessie Gibson at M-1: Russia vs Europe in July. The younger brother of Fedor put himself on the heavyweight map last year when he stopped heavily regarded Sergei Kharitonov with strikes at PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute.
Correira hasn’t seen very much success lately, losing five out of his last six bouts. His lone win during that time span has come against Ji Hoon Kim last July at PXC 8. Correira was considered a top heavyweight early on in his career, racking up wins Travis Wiuff, Jason Lambert, Joe Riggs, Justin Eilers, and Tank Abbott, and going 2-1 during a stint in the UFC.
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