Fedor, Lesnar will fight 7 days apart

May 4th, 2010

Boxing has Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mixed martial arts has Brock Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko.

The two MMA heavyweights will be in action in a span of seven days as StrikeForce officially announced Fedor vs. Fabricio Werdum on June 26 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Today, the UFC made Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin official for UFC 116 in Las Vegas on July 3.

I think it’s pretty obvious that with the exception of MAYBE Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva, the MMA dream fight for most fans is Fedor vs. Lesnar.

Lesnar is returning from a health scare that at one point seemed like would cost him the rest of his MMA career. He hasn’t fought since defeated Frank Mir by TKO 10 months ago. During that time, Shane Carwin (12-0) has wracked up impressive wins and won the interim title by defeating Mir by TKO in the first round.

Emelianenko (31-1) is fighting for the first time since knocking out Brett Rodgers on CBS last November.

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