Emelianenko in Talks to Fight in HCF in May


Aleksander Emelianenko. Photo courtesy of MFC M-1.

Alexander Emelianenko, the younger brother of top heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, has stated that he is currently in talks to return to Hardcore Championship Fighting for a potential second fight inside the confines of the promotion at their upcoming May 10th show.

Emelianenko recently revealed the news to M-1 MixFight.

“Today (April 7th) I will talk with a promoter, to try to negotiate a fight in Canada on May 10th,” Emelianenko said in the interview. “I don’t know an opponent yet. To win and to become the best in the world, those are my upcoming plans.”

The native Russian was victorious last week, stopping Brazilian Silvao Santos with strikes to earn his first win of 2008 at the latest edition of the M-1 Challenge. Emelianenko won his only HCF fight to date back in October, submitting fellow veteran Dan Bobish.

HCF CEO Keith Crawford announced last month that the organization has been purchased. ProElite, the parent company of Elite Xtreme Combat is rumored as the potential buyer. An official announcement regarding the purchase is expected to come sometime before the event in May.

The show will likely be the biggest in HCF’s brief history. A light heavyweight bout between Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Mauricio Alonso has reportedly already been signed. Assuerio Silva, David Loiseau, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Nick Thompson have also been rumored as possible participants at the event.

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