According to Sherdog.com, Matt “the law” Lindland and bodogFIGHT have agreed in principle to a contract and a fight with Fedor. According to Sherdog.com:
Both Lindland and bodogFIGHT have confirmed to Sherdog.com that the Oregonian agreed in principle to face the best heavyweight mixed martial artist in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, April 6 in St. Petersburg, Russia
Is it just me or is this fight a complete mismatch? Don’t get me wrong, Lindland is a hell of a fighter, but I don’t see him having too much success at heavyweight. Hell, he was totally overpowered in his match with Rampage one the WFA “King of the Streets” card. I know Rampage manhandles most of his opponents, but so does Fedor. The article also goes onto state:
Fedor was originally scheduled to face Jeff Monson in March on a bodogFIGHT pay-per-view, but with the “Snowman” losing to Tim Sylvia late in 2006 it’s rumored that the Russian champion wasn’t so keen on facing him. However, according to a source in Monson’s camp, the American could fight on the St. Petersburg card against Fedor’s brother, Aleksander. mattlindland.JPG
Lindland, who expects to sign with bodogFIGHT tonight, told Sherdog.com that he anticipates weighing around 210 pounds when he steps into the ring with the speedy Emelianenko. Prior to facing the PRIDE champion, Lindland will face Carlos Newton in an International Fight League middleweight super-fight on Feb. 2.
I would definitely love to see Jeff Monson fight Aleksander Emelianenko. That would be much more competetive than Monson vs. Fedor, but then again, not many fights with Fedor are competative. Assuming that everything goes according to plan, the bodogFIGHT card is starting to take shape nicely. Although, I would much rather see “The Law” signed to the UFC at his natural weight class; middleweight.