WAMMA Heavyweight Champion and arguably the best P4P fighter in the World, Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko, declared that he will fight against Fabricio Werdum "in the end of June". Fedor Emelianenko was a guest of honor at the Astra post-fight press conference, supporting Hidehiko Yoshida in his retirement fight:
"It could have been a huge honor for me to fight Yoshida in his retirement fight. I know that he wanted to fight me, but I could not accept his challenge because of my hand injury [...] We made a decision that my next fight will be against Fabricio Werdum, sometime in the end of June."
Strikeforce's "end of June" event is scheduled to take place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on June 26. Fedor Emelianenko was originally scheduled to fight Fabricio Werdum on April 17th as a headliner of the stacked Strikeforce: Nashville event, but the promotion had to postpone the bout due to the contractual dispute with M-1 Global. Fedor Emelianenko is currently 32-1-1 in his MMA career, fighting out of Stary Oskol, Belgorod, Russia.