Sources: Fedor show may be in Chicago

Updated: September 17, 2009, 5:42 PM ET
By Roman Modrowski | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The mixed martial arts promotion Strikeforce is in talks with Illinois' athletic commission to sanction its Nov. 7 bout featuring Fedor Emelianenko, according to sources close to the negotiations.

The bout, which will be nationally televised by CBS, would be held at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

A decision from the commission could come as soon as Friday.

"It's a possibility, nothing is set in stone," the source said. "We'll know soon if we're going there."

Emelianenko (30-1-0), who is considered the No. 1 MMA fighter in the world, will fight Brett Rogers (10-0) in the heavyweight main event.

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