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Blagoy Ivanov vs Fedor Emelianenko makes the most sense...

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Steve-French, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    For Fedor if he doesn't want to sign with the UFC, but really wants to test himself.

    Ivanov
    is a 13-1 HW (WSOF HW Champion) and holds a win over Fedor in Sambo. This is the fight that Rizzin should be trying to make.
     
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  2. Phrozenspite Red Belt

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    fedor vs ivanov would be a great matchup. Unfortunately, that means that Rizin and/or scott coker would probably book Fedor vs kenny garner or brad imes
     
  3. CDF47 Gold Belt

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    This fight definitely makes a lot of sense since Blagoy beat him in Sambo in the past and is now champ of WSOF.
     
  4. olimpicus Purple Belt

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    Good fight for sure. It's time to see if Fedor still has it to fight against the best
     
  5. Magnum1978 Silver Belt

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    Good call. Would be a tough test. Basically a UFC level test. If he can beat Ivanov at this point, he's still got it
     
  6. Andrey Kamensky Black Belt

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    Best possible matchup at the moment. I hope it comes to fruition...
     
  7. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Not going to happen. With Jaideep out of the way, Fedor/Yakuza-san are going to look for big names - Wand, Tito, even Kimbo or Lawal. Blagoi is legit, but unknown.
     
  8. noizer Red Belt

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    this is the most logical matchup and one i would love to see.

    sadly chances are we will likely get a matchup against another unworthy opponent next.
     
  9. BeardotheWeirdo Silver Belt

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    It would be a good fight, the story makes a lot of sense, it's marketable.

    But he lost to Volkov and struggled with Smealinho. Personally, I think he would get smoked by Fedor. On paper Kongo or Mo are better
     
  10. InfinityLens Black Belt

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    Ivanov is too big a jump for Fedor. Would rather (if wsof will co-promote with Rizin)

    v Mitrione (if he signs with Bellator)
    v Bedorf (if KSW will lend him)
    v Kharitonov (if the others don't work out)
     
  11. MT7 Nuclear belt

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    My favorite fight for Fedor outside the UFC. They have history, and Ivanov is a decent fighter. King Mo would be my second pick, he's been doing pretty well, lately.
     
  12. WSOFool Orange Belt

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    I kinda want to see this. Blags might be too much for Fedor just now...yeah he looked in prime condition vs. a stiff, but the ground won't be a safe place for Fedor in this match.
     

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