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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia fight booked for July 19

fedor emelianenko vs tim sylvia fight official for july
The last man to hold the Pride FC heavyweight title, Fedor Emelianenko, has confirmed that he will indeed tangle with former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, during an event that is scheduled to take place in the United States on July 19. is reporting the the Russian made the announcement on his personal Web site yesterday (Friday). For more on the monster showdown between the two former champions click here.

Even though Sylvia is an Adrenaline MMA fighter and Fedor is loosely affiliated with M-1, it's widely believed that the fight would be promoted by Affliction -- a popular clothing company that is in the process of forming and MMA promotion -- and be aired on Mark Cuban's HDNet network.

In addition to the Sylvia fight announcement, Emelianenko revealed that he is expected to compete twice more in 2008, including his annual appearance on a New Year's Eve show.

No opponents for those other bouts have been named at this time; however, don't be surprised if we see Emelianenko rematch Mirko Cro Cop on December 31.

It looks like Fedor is set to finally respond to the critics such as UFC President Dana White who lament that Emelianenko has padded his record with fights against handpicked opponents and hasn't taken on any top competition in more than two years.

This could be good if indeed accurate ... real good.

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