Fedor may return against Pezão

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Pezão in photo by Carlos Ozório

Fedor Emelianenko may soon decide on his future at Strikeforce, where he still has one fight to do if he doesn’t renew his contract. After losing to Fabrício Werdum after going ten years unbeaten, everyone expects the greatest heavyweight in MMA history to have a rematch with the Jiu-Jitsu black belt. But that is not yet certain.

Another possibility would be to face Alistair Overeem, the current champion of the organization, and now there’s a new matchup being speculated on: Sources close to the fighter told MMAJunkie.com that Fedor may face Antonio “Pezão” Silva. The bout would take place on December 4 at a so-far undetermined location.

Pezão, though, was also linked to a fight with Overeem for the belt. Neither of the matchups has yet been confirmed by Strikeforce or the fighters involved.

According to Pezão, either possibility would be fine for him.

“Both Overeem and Fedor are great fighters. I’d be really happy to fight either of them. I have a lot of respect for them both,” he told MMAJunkie.

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