Fedor EmelianenkoFedor Emelianenko’s next fight is expected to take place early this summer with the former top-ranked heavyweight planning to fight 2 or 3 times in 2012.

Emelianenko’s fight will likely be held in Monaco or Russia, M-1 Global told USA Today, but an opponent hasn’t been decided and no conversations have taken place with former pro wrestler Bobby Lashley.

Emelianenko (33-4) has rebounded with back-to-back wins over Jeff Monson and Satoshi Ishii after losing three-straight in Strikeforce to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva, and Dan Henderson.