He’s never tapped out or been knocked out. He’s widely considered the best heavyweight MMA fighter in the world. He’s had a documentary made about him called?“Baddest Man on the Planet” — and it might not be a misnomer.

 

Is it finally time for Fedor Emelianenko to bust onto the mainstream sports radar in the U.S.?

 

The Russian fighter, who has only ever lost on a flukey TKO, meets Brett Rogers Saturday in his first fight with the Strikeforce promotion. It’s a rare high-profile bout not on pay-per-view; CBS will air it at 9 p.m. A sellout is expected at Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena.