Fedor Emelianenko Fighting Shinya Aoki In Six Days

Tony PrestonCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

NEW YORK - JANUARY 20:  Heavyweight mixed martial arts champion Fedor 'The Last Emperor' Emelianenko of Russia attends the 'Day of Reckoning' press conference at Trump Tower January 20, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

MMAJunkie is reporting that Fedor Emelianenko will be fighting Shinya Aoki on April 29 in a five minute special exibithion at an M-1 Challenge event. 

The rules have yet to be determined, but it is expected to be mainly a grappling competition.  Emelianenko is the WAMMA heavyweight champion and Aoki is the WAMMA lightweight champion.

Fedor, who is considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters, has been criticized in the past for facing sub-par competition. 

His last two fights though have been quick defeats of former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia in 36 seconds winning by rear naked choke. Then beating Andrei Arlovski in 3:14 by knockout. 

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