Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker plans on airing two more mixed martial arts events, one in October and another in November. Strikeforce newcomer Fedor Emelianenko will be fighting at one of these events, but we can officially say that it will not be a title fight according to Coker. He wants to put the #1 MMA heavyweight fighter on television a few times so that new MMA fans could see what the Russian Sambo expert is all about. Fedor will be looking to fight his way up for a title shot, where he’ll have the possibility of fighting other top Strikeforce heavyweights including Brett Rogers, Paul Buentello, Sergei Kharitonov and current champion Alistair Overeem.
From Scott Coker:
“It would be in October or November. The location is to be determined. We have two more big show [this year] and one of them will be Fedor. We’re not interested in Ricco Rodriguez, that was a Ken Pavia rumor. Brett Rogers is obviously one of the candidates, Alistair Overeem, (Sergei) Kharitonov, maybe Paul Buentello. I think those four would be the top guys to choose from. I say let’s put him on TV a couple of times and then let him fight in the big fight.”