Longtime heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko will return to action at an M-1 Global event on June 21 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia against an opponent yet to be named.
M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan revealed the news earlier today via Twitter. An update on Emelianenko's opponent is expected to come in the near future. For what it's worth, MMA Junkie says that it could possibly be Bobby Lashley.
Emelianenko snapped a three-fight losing streak to win a pair of consecutive fights at the end of last year. "The Last Emperor" won a one-sided unanimous decision over Jeff Monson at an M-1 Global event in November and then scored a first-round KO of Satoshi Ishii a little more than a month later at DREAM's New Year's Eve Show in Japan.