Early birds, prepare to get your mixed martial arts (MMA) worm.
If you're ready to see the return of the great Fedor Emelianenko, be prepared to be up bright and early on Sunday morning (Nov. 20, 2011.) That's because M-1 Global: "Fedor vs. Monson" will air live at 7:30 a.m. ET from the grand Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia, on cable and/or satellite pay-per-view (PPV) via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN .
What's it going to set you back? $29.95. For what it's worth, fans can watch the undercard action online FREE courtesy of a LIVE stream on Facebook. The main card can be seen online via UStream.
Former NFL player and veteran MMA/boxing announcer Benny Ricardo and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Jeremy Horn will call the entire action ringside.
Emelianenko looks to rebound from three consecutive losses to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva and Dan Henderson. In what could be his last bout in MMA, the former Pride FC heavyweight champion hopes to capture some glory of days past, as he was once considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Ready to play the role of spoiler is UFC veteran Jeff Monson, who is coming off a win at Sprawl n Brawl 8 against Paul Taylor. The two-time ADCC champion is pushing 40 years of age and is seemingly in the twilight of his career.
Take a look at the rest of the "Fedor vs. Monson" card line up:
155 lbs.: Jose Figueroa vs. Daniel Weichel
170 lbs.: Aleksander Yakovlev vs. Juan Manuel "Juanma" Suarez
170 lbs.: Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov vs. Josh Thorpe
185 lbs.: Arthur Guseinov vs. Xavier "Professor X" Foupa-Pokam
Undercard:155 lbs.: Jerome Bouisson vs. Yuri Ivlev
265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov vs. Arsen Abdulkerimov
205 lbs.: Sergey Kornev vs. Salim Davidov
155 lbs.: Mikhail Malyutin vs. Seydina Seck
155 lbs.: Nikolai Kaushansky vs. Alexander Vinogradov
Will Emelianenko return to his winning ways and possibly earn a ticket back to the big show? Or will "The Last Emperor" ride into the sunset with a loss courtesy of "The Snowman?"
Join us tomorrow morning and find out.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE, blow-by-blow coverage of all the action, as well as pass along a complete results recap of the event shortly after it concludes on Sunday.