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MMA Transaction Wire: June 20 - 28

Name Record Weight (RANK) Transaction Info Fight Card Date
Fedor Emelianenko 34-4-0,1NC 265 (#9) Retired from MMA RET June 21
Marcus "Lelo" Aurelio 6-1-0 170 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 June 25
Darrion Caldwell 0-0-0 145 (UR) Signed by Legacy FC TBD June 25
Shinya Aoki 30-6-0,1NC 155 (#20) Signed by ONE FC (multi-fight contract) ONE FC 5, Aug 31 June 26
Satoshi Ishii 4-2-1 265 (#40) Signed by Super Fight League (4 fight exclusive) SFL 4, Sept 8 June 26
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 12-10-0 205 (#42) Signed by Super Fight League (4 fight exclusive) TBD June 26
Jeff Monson 46-13-1 265/205 (#33 HW) Signed by Super Fight League (4 fight exclusive) SFL4, Sept 8 June 26
Michael Page 2-0-0 185/170 Signed by Super Fight League (4 fight exclusive) TBD June 26
Bibiano Fernandes 11-3-0 135 (#2) Signed by ONE FC ONE FC 5, Aug 31 June 27
Carlos Eduardo Rocha 9-2-0 170 (#113) Released by UFC TBD June 28

Fedor Emelianenko tentatively retired from the sport of MMA after delivering one of his patented KOs to the noggin of Pedro Rizzo last week. The Last Emperor has been one of the most polarizing figures in MMA having been seen as either the greatest of all time or a can crusher, a champion against the tyranny of the UFC or a Russian circus bear kept on a short leash by his managers. The stoic fighter once ruled the Japanese PRIDE organization at the height of their popularity and boasted an impressive (if unofficial) 10 year, 31 fight win streak until his submission loss to Fabricio Werdum in Strikeforce. But Fedor's legacy will always be overshadowed by the fact that he was one of the few legitimate MMA legends to never fight in the UFC. Regardless, Fedor was a hell of an athlete that always put on impressive and fun fights. Thanks for the memories Fedor...Godspeed, you Last Emperor!

The Asian MMA scene scored some huge signings from both the ONE FC and Super Fight League organizations. Two of my favorite fighters, Aoki and Fernandes, signed with ONE FC. Bibi spurned the UFC's offer sighting financial needs while Aoki returns to action getting some much needed cage experience following a crushing defeat at the hands of Eddie Alvarez. Both should appear on the same Philippine card in August. Super Fight League also secured the above fighters with exclusive four fight contracts meaning they have some security while rebuilding their brand.


Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: June 14-19

MMA Transactions Wire: June 5 - 13

MMA Transaction Wire: May 31- June 4

MMA Transaction Wire: The May Round-Up

MMA Transaction Wire: May 25-30

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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