Fedor Emelianenko will return to action in his native Russia to face Jeff Monson with the fight now official for Moscow on Nov 20.
M-1 Global officials confirmed the bout on Thursday.
As MMAWeekly.com first reported on Sept. 7, both Emelianenko and Monson had been issued bout agreements for the November fight and it was just a matter of time before the contest was official.
Now both have signed contracts and the fight is on.
The only caveat that was still in a holding pattern was the final date, which has now been determined with Nov. 20 being the targeted time frame for an M-1 Global show in Moscow.
The event is expected to take place at Moscow’s Olympic Stadium.
Emelianenko gets back in action after suffering three losses in a row while competing under the Strikeforce banner. The legendary fighter most recently suffered a TKO loss to Dan Henderson in July.