- MONSON RETURNS TO UK TO DEFEND BELT

January 17, 2007
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by Lee Whitehead – MMAWeekly.com
The big news coming out of the UK is that Jeff Monson has signed to make a return to the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship on the March 4th show at Wolverhampton.

The return will mark Monson’s third title defense since winning the heavyweight belt back at Cage Warriors 9 in December 2004 against current Cage Rage title contender Tengiz Tedoradze. He has since successfully defended against Tedoradze in a rematch and then went on to dispose of Emmanuel Marc in record time.

The initial feeling was that Monson was lost to British shores following his return to UFC competition, but it now looks likely that he will be spending a lot more time on the UK scene. He reportedly has personal interests there as well as being in prime position to defend his Cage Warriors title.

The UFC are also coming to the UK, and it is of great surprise to note that Monson’s intended opponent for his March defense will likely be against UFC 63 veteran and Wolfslair standout Mario “Sakuta” Neto.

But what about Fedor? Well, the originally scheduled date for the Monson vs. Fedor fight for the 3rd of March has been pulled with no official rescheduled date yet announced, although early April is expected.

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