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Fedor Emelianenko
Фёдор Емельяненко

Born Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko
September 28, 1976 (1976-09-28) (age 33)
Rubizhne, Luhansk, Ukrainian SSR
Other names The Last Emperor [1]
Nationality Russian[2]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Weight 233 lb (106 kg; 16.6 st)[3]
Division 265
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Style Judo, Sambo, Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Stary Oskol, Belgorod, Russia
Team Red Devil Sport Club[3]
Rank International Master of Sports Sambo
     Black belt and Master of Sports Judo
Years active 2000–present
MMA record
Total 34
Wins 32
By knockout 9
By submission 16
By decision 7
Losses 1
No contests 1
Other information
Spouse Oksana (1999-2006)
Marina (2009-present)[4]
Children 2
Notable relatives Aleksander Emelianenko brother
Ivan Emelianenko brother
Official website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 15, 2009
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Judo
Russian Judo Championships
Gold 1997 Russian Judo Championships +100
Bronze 1998 Russian Judo Championships
Men's Combat Sambo
World Championships
Gold 2002 Thessaloniki +100 kg
Gold 2002 Panama City open
Gold 2005 Prague +100 kg
Gold 2007 Prague +100 kg
Bronze 2008 St. Petersburg +100 kg
European Sambo Championships
Gold 1997 European Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Russian Sambo Championships
Gold 1997 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Bronze 1998 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Bronze 2000 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Gold 2002 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Gold 2005 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Gold 2006 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Gold 2007 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Gold 2008 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
Gold 2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championships +100 kg
.Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko (Russian: Фёдор Владимирович Емельяненко, tr. Fyodor Vladimirovich Yemelyanenko, IPA [ˈfʲɵdər vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪʨ jɪmʲɪlʲˈjanʲɪnkə][5]) (born September 28, 1976) is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.^ Emelianenko has become something of a mixed martial arts lightning rod after failing to come to terms with the UFC (twice), most notably back in July when Affliction MMA collapsed like a house of cards.
  • Fedor Emelianenko shooting for November Strikeforcedebut - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments Posted July 29, 2009 - By r_pad Electronic Arts has announced that mixed-martial arts fighters Fedor Emelianenko, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, and Gegard Mousasi will be headlining the roster for the upcoming EA Sports MMA .
  • Electronic Arts Signs Fedor Emelianenko And Renato Sobral For EA Sports MMA - G4tv.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I have fought all over the world and I am excited to be in EA Sports MMA because this game is going to show the global appeal of mixed martial arts.
  • Electronic Arts Signs Fedor Emelianenko And Renato Sobral For EA Sports MMA - G4tv.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is the current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion and the last holder of the Pride Heavyweight Championship.^ His career in Pride is a who's who of the World's best heavyweights, all laid to waste by Fedor.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ Do you think this will be their biggest mixed martial arts event to date?
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^ [JB] One thing, I don't know that I would say mixed martial arts coverage has been better than other sports but it has been effective...
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.He has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship.^ And yes, he’s a national sports hero in his home country, where previously he served with distinction in the Russian Army as a firefighter, and walked in the 2008 Olympics for his country.
  • Emelianenko-Lesnar on Hold as Fedor Says UFC Contract Terms “Not Acceptable” | MMAFrenzy.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
  • The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SAMBO its a mix between judo, jiujitsu, and so many different japanese ,russian and other martial arts.
  • Fedor Emelianenko Vs Tim Sylvia Affliction Banned fight Video 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.kfight.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Emelianenko has been universally considered the best heavyweight fighter in the world for the last seven years by major publications, including ESPN, Sherdog, Full Contact Fighter, MMA Weekly, and Nokaut.^ Thee best p4p fighter in the world?
  • Dana White: Fedor Emelianenko is a 'joke' ... - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This proves that he is not the best fighter in the world.
  • Dana White: Fedor Emelianenko is a 'joke' ... - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is by far the worlds best heavyweight and has been for 8 years running.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

[6] .Several mixed martial arts publications such as mma.com currently rank Emelianenko as the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world while both MMANews ranks him at #2 and Sherdog.com ranks him at #3. Also Sherdog.com, MMAWeekly and MMANews all rank him the #1 Heavyweight fighter in the world.^ Emelianenko is the top-ranked MMA heavyweight in the world as rated by enthusiast site Sherdog.com .
  • EA Sports MMA signs Fedor Emelianenko - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All he has to do is look at the world ranking and the UFC has like 8 of the top 10 pound 4 pound fighters in the world.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ The lucky fighter was Fedor Emelianenko, an MMA heavyweight and judo/sambo specialist ranked best in the world by enthusiast site Sherdog.com .
  • EA Sports MMA cover athlete signs with UFC rival - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7][8] .He holds the distinction of having held five separate major championships including the RINGS World Heavyweight and King of Kings Championships, the Pride World Heavyweight and Heavyweight Grand Prix Championships and the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship.^ His career in Pride is a who's who of the World's best heavyweights, all laid to waste by Fedor.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ [JB] One thing, I don't know that I would say mixed martial arts coverage has been better than other sports but it has been effective...
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^ SAMBO its a mix between judo, jiujitsu, and so many different japanese ,russian and other martial arts.
  • Fedor Emelianenko Vs Tim Sylvia Affliction Banned fight Video 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.kfight.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many analysts, as well as former and current fighters, consider Emelianenko to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.^ Is Fedor the greatest P4P fighter of all time?
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ Many top MMA fighters at the time considered Pride to have the edge.
  • The Russian Perspective: Fedor Emelianenko Never Approached the UFC, Says Vadim Finkelchtein | Fighters.com / Mixed Martial Arts News 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.fighters.com [Source type: General]

^ Greatest of all time.
  • FARK.com: (4754983) Video of Fedor Emelianenko's brutal second round knockout of Brett Rogers in Chicago Saturday night 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[9] He holds notable wins over Ricardo Arona, Renato Sobral, Semmy Schilt, Heath Herring, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Kazuyuki Fujita, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, Mirko Filipović, Mark Hunt, Matt Lindland, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, and Brett Rogers.^ The only "noteworthy" wins was against Mike Bernardo and Mark Hunt.
  • The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - Page 3 - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fedor is a damn good fighter, no doubt...but Rogers' only 'notable' win to this point was glass-jaw Arlovski.
  • FARK.com: (4754983) Video of Fedor Emelianenko's brutal second round knockout of Brett Rogers in Chicago Saturday night 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bob Sapp, Fujita, Kevin Randleman, Cro-Cop, Mark Hunt, Matt Lindland, etc.

.While Fedor has one official loss on his record (to Tsuyoshi Kohsaka), it came under highly irregular circumstances.^ Hatteras – Fedor does have a loss on his record.
  • Fedor Emelianenko shooting for November Strikeforcedebut - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you check very closely at Fedor's record his 1 loss was due to a stoppage because of a cut, he then had a rematch with that same guy and absolutely man handled him.
  • Fedor Emelianenko Vs Tim Sylvia Affliction Banned fight Video 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.kfight.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sadly Fedor is only one loss away from nowhere.
  • Dana White: Fedor Emelianenko is a 'joke' ... - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The fight was stopped after approximately 15 seconds when Fedor received a significant cut from an accidental illegal elbow from Kohsaka.^ Fedor has to stop fighting the freaks.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ Nov 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm ET IMO, you people need to stop riding Fedor's jock.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ (Just on the way Dana is talking about fights) So, that is my bad but I did agree Dana has cut back a lot on bashing Fedor.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

Normally, a stoppage caused by an illegal strike would result in a no contest or a DQ victory for the recipient. .However, because this was a tournament, in order to have a fighter available for the next round, Kohsaka was advanced and Fedor was considered 'eliminated'.[10] Because of this, many consider Fedor 'undefeated' for all practical purposes, and it is not uncommon to see him referred to as such.^ Nov 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm ET I want to see Barnett vs Fedor more than AA vs Fedor!
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ You go Fedor, don't ever fight for UFC because UFC isn't MMA, the fighters are MMA. " Haha what?
  • EA Sports MMA signs Fedor Emelianenko - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because the UFC won't let any of their fighters go after him, or sign a one-off for Fedor to come in and fight?
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[11][12][13]

Contents

Biography

.Fedor Emelianenko was born in 1976 in the city of Rubizhne, Luhansk in what was then the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine).^ Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko: Full Video - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - City Pages - The Blotter Minneapolis / St. Paul News Blog .
  • Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko: Full Video - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - City Pages - The Blotter 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC blogs.citypages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] In 1978, when he was two, his family moved within the Soviet Union to Stary Oskol, Belgorod of the Russian SFSR.[1] His mother, Olga Fedorovna, was a teacher and his father, Vladimir Alexandrovich Emelianenko, was a welder.[1] .Emelianenko is the second child in the family and has an older sister and two younger brothers, including professional mixed martial artist Aleksander Emelianenko.^ The news appeared to contradict reports that Emelianenko was close to signing a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts league .
  • EA Sports MMA cover athlete signs with UFC rival - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A guy like Cung Le, they were able to build the product on, really wasn't as interested as being a mixed martial artist so much as he was at being successful in acting.
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^ The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - Page 3 - NeoGAF .
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Fedor also trains with his youngest brother Ivan, who has competed in Combat Sambo, and plans to begin a career in MMA in 2010.[15]
.Emelianenko finished high school in 1991 and graduated with honors from a professional trade school in 1994. From 1995 until 1997, he served in the Russian Army as a military firefighter.^ And yes, he’s a national sports hero in his home country, where previously he served with distinction in the Russian Army as a firefighter, and walked in the 2008 Olympics for his country.
  • Emelianenko-Lesnar on Hold as Fedor Says UFC Contract Terms “Not Acceptable” | MMAFrenzy.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] In 1999, he married his wife Oksana, and their daughter Masha was born in the same year.[14]. .They divorced in 2006.[4] On December 29, 2007, his second daughter, Vasilisa, was born to his long time girlfriend Marina.^ They've dominated over there for a long, long time.
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^ Don't get me wrong because I like Affliction and would like to see them succeed because they do have some great fighters, but I have reason to believe that they will not be around for a long time.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

[16][17] .Fedor and Marina married in October 2009.[18] In his spare time, he likes to read, listen to music, and draw.^ Nov 18, 2008 at 10:18 pm ET Brock needs some time still, I think Fedor would catch him with a submission.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ Remember the old PRIDE days when heavyweight fighters like Fedor, Nogueira and Crocop would fight AT LEAST five time a year?
  • Fedor Emelianenko shooting for November Strikeforcedebut - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Time for Sambo, BROCK! UfCMiR on Nov 18, 2008 at 11:22 pm ET lol@wwe champ, like that means anything!
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[19]
Fedor had the honour of being one of 80 Russian sporting champions, cultural icons and national heroes to carry the Olympic torch in St. Petersburg in 2008.[20]

Martial arts background and training regimen

Fedor.ogg
Emelianenko demonstrates his ground and pound style at a 2006 seminar in Atlantic City.
.Emelianenko's enthusiasm for fighting began with Sambo and Judo.^ The 6-foot, 231-pound Russian specializes in sambo and judo fighting techniques and currently holds a 30-1 record as the WAMMA heavyweight champion.
  • EA Sports MMA signs Fedor Emelianenko - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The lucky fighter was Fedor Emelianenko, an MMA heavyweight and judo/sambo specialist ranked best in the world by enthusiast site Sherdog.com .
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[2] He initially trained under Vasiliy Ivanovich Gavrilov, and later under his current grappling coach, Vladimir Mihailovich Voronov.[2] His coach remembers that ten-year-old Emelianenko was relatively weak physically and did not have an innate grappling talent; instead, his biggest strength was his perseverance and strong will.[21] Although Emelianenko's official biography states that he trained in Sambo during his army years, he specified in a 2005 interview that this is incorrect. His training in the army was limited to running and strength training in a makeshift gym he put together himself..June 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Emelianenko received the official certification of a "Master of Sports" in sambo and judo in 1997, and he became part of the Russian national team.^ And yes, he’s a national sports hero in his home country, where previously he served with distinction in the Russian Army as a firefighter, and walked in the 2008 Olympics for his country.
  • Emelianenko-Lesnar on Hold as Fedor Says UFC Contract Terms “Not Acceptable” | MMAFrenzy.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition to being a devestatingly efficient counter-puncher, Fedor is also a Russian 'Master of Sport' in combat Sambo and Judo, and he has a ground game honed against many of the biggest names in the division.
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^ Speaking of has been, if Fedor wants to devote himself to national athletic service thru the sport of sambo I think that’s terrific.
  • Emelianenko-Lesnar on Hold as Fedor Says UFC Contract Terms “Not Acceptable” | MMAFrenzy.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] .After earning a bronze medal in 1998 in the Russian Judo Championship, he started studying striking under coach Alexander Vasilievich Michkov.^ I’m starting to think M1 is a part of the Russian mob and Fedor has to choice but to operate under its umbrella.
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[14] Emelianenko started competing in combat sambo and mixed martial arts in 2000 at the age of 25, because he "didn't have any money".[22][23]
Emelianenko trains two or three times per day to maintain and improve his skills. He uses basic training methods like running, ropes, and weightlifting. .Emelianenko used to weight train extensively, but in 1997 he almost completely substituted his weight exercises with sport-specific training in grappling, boxing, and kickboxing.^ Noguiera is a big time boxing fan(of the sport and training) and his movements are normally flawless up until late.
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His strength training consists of daily pull-ups, dips, and crunches.[24] .Emelianenko also runs twice daily for a combined distance of 12–15 kilometres (7.5–9.3 mi),[25] and is a proponent of high altitude training, travelling to Kislovodsk, Russia with his team once or twice a year to train in high altitude.^ I’ve been training for this for most of my life since I was 9 years old, I am 25 now, it’s time.
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.Emelianenko's team consists of grappling coach Voronov, boxing coach Michkov, Muay Thai coach Ruslan Nagnibeda, doctor, masseur and psychologist Oleg Neustroev, his training partners, including Roman Zentsov, and, until June 2006, his brother Aleksander.^ (He trains many talented fighters bjj that currently fight in the ufc and other promotions) The only thing Mir is probally better at is his Muay Thai.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ Needs to train at Extreme Couture and get coached really well and have good training partners.
  • Fedor Emelianenko shooting for November Strikeforcedebut - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26]
.Improving his kicking technique became a focus for Emelianenko in 2005. He trained with kickboxer Ernesto Hoost in Netherlands, and added Nagnibeda, who was a "Seikin-do" league 78 kilograms (170 lb) title holder from 1998 to 2002 with a record of 33-3-1, and a former Tula State University Muay Thai instructor to his team.^ Rua told the press that hed improved both his jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai.
  • The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - Page 3 - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fedor is apparently going to forego further training with Ernesto Hoost for now and instead will train in the mountaintops of Caucasus with Igor Vovchanchyn.
  • The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bemidji State University is the only ranked College Hockey America team ...
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[27] Recently, Emelianenko has expressed interest in training young athletes.[28]
.Emelianenko defended his title at the 2007 World Combat Sambo Championships, which brought together 780 representatives from 45 countries.^ He has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship.
  • HAO-Arts Collectible Pride FC Action Figure Fedor Emelianenko Impossible to Find! 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.toywiz.com [Source type: General]

^ Under the terms of the agreement, Emelianenko will headline world championships in conjunction with M-1 Global and appear on Strikeforce specials on the Showtime cable network this fall.
  • EA Sports MMA cover athlete signs with UFC rival - News at GameSpot 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
  • The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When his opponent in the quarterfinals failed to show up, he received a bye to the semifinals, where he submitted a Bulgarian fighter with a choke in 40 seconds.^ Of course, there are some newly signed fighters and different matchups, but many of the same fighters that were on the first show are fighting on the second show.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ There shouldnt be only one show in town and we’re trying to catch up, where others have failed.
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The other finalist declined to compete, defaulting victory to Emelianenko.[29] On November 16, 2008, Emeliankos's first loss in Sambo in eight years came at the Combat Sambo World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he fell in the semifinals of the over 220 lb (100 kg) division to 23-year-old Bulgarian Blagoi Ivanov on points, 8–5. Emelianenko finished the tournament in third place.[30]
.On February 21, 2009, Emelianenko won the gold at Russian Combat Sambo Championship.^ He has won numerous tournaments and accolades in multiple sports, most notably the Pride 2004 Grand Prix and the World Combat Sambo championship on four occasions, as well as medaling in the Russian national Judo championship.
  • HAO-Arts Collectible Pride FC Action Figure Fedor Emelianenko Impossible to Find! 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.toywiz.com [Source type: General]

^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
  • The Ali vs Frazier of Mixed Martial Arts: Mirko Filipovic versus Fedor Emelianenko - NeoGAF 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.neogaf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If I'm not mistaken, the UFC won't led Fedor fight in the Sambo championships representing his country; persobally, I think that's enough big of a deal to not sign with an organization.
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.Quarter- and semifinal were over in 14 and 26 seconds while the final lasted 20 seconds.^ Last edited by Boogie : 08-26-2005 at 02:20 PM .
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[31] .He also recently released a book called Fedor: The Fighting System of the World's Undisputed King of MMA which outlines his fight style.^ Now I do respect him as the number one heavyweight in the world, but styles make fights and I would love to see how Couture would deal with him.
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^ First off I don’t understand how people who call themselves MMA fans and are so educated on MMA can just say Brock would get destroyed by Fedor.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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.Emelianenko began his mixed martial arts as a member of Russian Top Team (RTT),[32][33] training with the first generation of Russian RINGS competitors, such as Volk Han and Andrey Kopylov.^ Emelianenko has become something of a mixed martial arts lightning rod after failing to come to terms with the UFC (twice), most notably back in July when Affliction MMA collapsed like a house of cards.
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^ [JB] One thing, I don't know that I would say mixed martial arts coverage has been better than other sports but it has been effective...
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^ Mirko has developed the best takedown defence in Mixed Martial Arts to perfectly compliment his devastating kickboxing skills.
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.After winning his Pride Heavyweight title, a rift grew between Emelianenko and the manager of RTT, Vladimir Evgenevich Pogodin.^ The fight of the century, PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko versus Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, is finally here.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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.According to Emelianenko, Pogodin, who held the position of vice-president in the World Sambo Federation, attempted to control Emelianenko's career through threats and abuse of his position to deny "Master of Sports" titles to Emelianenko and his brother Aleksander.^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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^ It has been a little of a slow process getting to a world title fight, can you talk a little about the position you are in?
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^ The lucky fighter was Fedor Emelianenko, an MMA heavyweight and judo/sambo specialist ranked best in the world by enthusiast site Sherdog.com .
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Emelianenko also alleged he was deceived by Pogodin in financial disputes between Pogodin and Emelianenko.[34] After his bout with Gary Goodridge, the Emelianenko brothers left Russian Top Team and began to train in St. Petersburg with the Red Devil Sport Club, which is managed by Vadim Finkelstein.[33] To date, Finkelstein is still his manager. Emelianenko is also a member of the VOS gym in Holland, where he trains with Johan Vos and Lucien Carbin.[citation needed]

MMA career

RINGS

Emelianenko made his MMA debut for the Japanese RINGS organization. .RINGS had a peculiar set of rules which did not allow head strikes on the ground (which later on would be recognized as one of Fedor's biggests strengths).^ For those who aren't aware, RINGS didn't allow any strikes to the head on the ground.
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^ He would have a chance against Fedor or Lesnar..just a small one.
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^ Fujuita did rock Fedor pretty good(to the point where most people would of been dropped) and yet he gains composure and wins easily shortly after.
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.Here Emelianenko suffered his only loss in the sport, a very controversial one that came at the hands of Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at the King of Kings 2000 Block B event on December 22, 2000, via doctor stoppage due to a cut 17 seconds into the fight.^ His only losses are against superstars of the sport.
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^ Mihail Apostolov – has only one MMA fight and it was a loss to Fedor.
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^ Tsuyoshi Kohsaka – this was Fedors only loss and it was due to rules that any blood stopped the fight.
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[35] Footage shows that the cut was caused by a missed looping punch where Kohsaka's elbow struck Emelianenko's head. Elbow strikes were illegal under RINGS rules unless the striker is wearing elbow pads, which Kohsaka was not. .Emelianenko says that this elbow reopened a cut sustained in his previous fight against Ricardo Arona.^ Vlasic pinned Briere up against the boards as the played moved up ice, and an apparent elbow by Briere started the fight.
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^ In post-fight interviews he says that he wasn't bothered by the slam at all and sustained no injuries.
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^ Wanderlei Silva (29-4-1) vs. Ricardo Arona (11-2) Many people say that Arona has the style to beat Silva.
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[36] .Since the fight was in a tournament format, a winner and loser were required as draws or no contests could not be awarded.^ Tournament winner: Ive no clue.
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^ He isnt ready for such a fight yet, in 2/3 years time it could be a hell of a contest, but not now.
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^ (Where there any lessons you could draw on from the first two fights in the opening round?
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.Since Emelianenko could not advance due to his injury, Kohsaka moved on (the match would have been a no contest or disqualification victory for Emelianenko otherwise).^ This is Kohsaka’s only victory of any relevance and it was due to a cut that was barely noticable.
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^ If they fought, Fedor would destroy Silva and then no one could argue who was better because we would all have proof.
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^ Yes it would be a boring match but Andrei could pull it off.
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.The tournament was eventually won by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who would later be Fedor's fiercest rival in MMA.[citation needed] Emelianenko would later avenge the only loss of his career when he rematched Kohsaka at Pride Bushido 6.^ Fedor would take care of Lesnar.
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^ Mihail Apostolov – has only one MMA fight and it was a loss to Fedor.
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^ Reply to this comment » huertarogerhuerta says: July 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm honestly wit fedor im to the point of who cares.
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Many MMA fans disregard that loss due to its illegal nature, and consider Emelianenko to be technically undefeated in MMA.
.After defeating veteran Renato Sobral in an elimination bout, Emelianenko went on fight for the World Heavyweight Class Championship against Bobby Hoffman the same night.^ Now I do respect him as the number one heavyweight in the world, but styles make fights and I would love to see how Couture would deal with him.
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^ RandyReady on Nov 19, 2008 at 9:40 am ET If Fedor Emelianenko wants to fight a UFC Heavyweight fighter so bad, SIGN A UFC CONTRACT ya putz.
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^ The Russian heavyweight will be joined by light heavyweights Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral, who are poised to throw down in a Strikeforce title fight on August 15.
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.However, Hoffman refused to fight Fedor claiming he sustained a injury on his shoulder during his previous match and forfeited the final.^ As far as the hand injury, I think it was the fight with Gary Goodridge where he broke it the first time (don't really remember), but in fedor's last fight with TK he broke his thumb again.
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^ Would you have matched up Fedor with Rogers first, or do you think that might have been a better match 1-2 fights from now, after Overeem or Werdum or another contender for example?
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^ It wont be long and strikeforce will be out of bussiness and fedor will either have to finally fight the best or get the fuck back to his sambo tournaments.
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.A win was awarded to Fedor by default, and was also given to him the RINGS Heavyweight Class Championship.^ Did Fedor: a) actually survive that thing (I'm assuming he did given that he's fighting again) b) actually walk out of the ring c) actually finish the fight d) actually win the fight ???
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^ Fedor in EA's MMA wow thats major win for EA, I hope the game will be on par with THQ's UFC. And because of Fedor that means EA will bring the ring experience.
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^ Lesnar might take it to Fedor for awhile but I see no possible way of him winning.
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[37][38]
On February 15, 2002, Fedor defeated Chris Haseman and won the RINGS Absolute Class Tournament, the last tournament ever held by RINGS.

Pride Fighting Championships

Emelianenko's Pride debut fight, against 6 ft 11 in Dutch kickboxer Semmy Schilt at Pride 21
.Entering the Pride Fighting Championships on the heels of winning the RINGS King of Kings 2002 tournament, Emelianenko debuted at Pride 21 on June 23, 2002 against the 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 256 lb (116 kg) Dutch fighter Semmy Schilt, whom he defeated by unanimous decision.^ Did Fedor: a) actually survive that thing (I'm assuming he did given that he's fighting again) b) actually walk out of the ring c) actually finish the fight d) actually win the fight ???
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^ Pride Fighting Championships: How do you feel since you had the signing ceremony on June 27th?
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^ I had Dirrell winning, with the one point deduction, 116-112 but the major problem is if you are going to fight like Henry Akinwande, you are not going to score with the judges.
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.His next opponent was heavyweight Heath Herring, in a contest to establish the number-one contender for the heavyweight title.^ While Brock Lesnar is an accomplished athlete and a talented fighter, we do not consider him to be the number one heavyweight in the world.
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^ Now I do respect him as the number one heavyweight in the world, but styles make fights and I would love to see how Couture would deal with him.
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^ I think Dan Henderson and Nate Marquardt are better middleweights than Tim Sylvia, Heath Herring, and Cro Cop are heavyweights.
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[39] .Emelianenko, considered an underdog at the time, dominated Herring with ground and pound, winning by doctor stoppage after the first round.^ Mir beat him first, it took him three rounds to beat Herring, and he was grabbing the fence with Couture, on top of that he's close to his expiration date.
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^ Yes, I think so, but at the same time the major story coming out of it is for the first 10 rounds he fought in a way that tried to make it as easy as possible for himself while trying to win throwing 4 punches a round.
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^ Shogun's physical strength, balance, and wrestling ability overall aren't up to arona's level, but he's well-rounded enough there that arona won't dominate on the ground.
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.This victory against a perennial contender brought him into title contention.^ They sold him as a legit contenter to the UFC heavyweight title and Brock owned up to it.
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[40]
.Emelianenko was then signed to fight heavily favored Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira for Pride's Heavyweight Championship title at Pride 25 on March 16, 2003. Nogueira was coming off wins against Mark Coleman, Heath Herring and a shocking comeback victory against Bob Sapp, as well as his victory in the RINGS 2000 King of Kings Tournament, in which Fedor had also participated.^ Just a side note, I remember reading that Fedor idolized Mark Coleman back in the day, so when he fought him, he didn't want to hurt him, so he finished the fight by armbar .
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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^ Posted by Kris Karkoski on Jul 16, 2009 at 9:30 am ET 140 Comments Top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko appears unlikely to end his UFC holdout anytime soon, putting an anticipated superfight against the promotion’s title-holder Brock Lesnar on hold indefinitely.
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Nogueira was considered by many fans to be virtually unbeatable, due to his amazing endurance, heart and submission skills.[33] .Fedor rocked him early with punches, and Nogueira pulled guard.^ Mirko lost his first two opportunities when Kevin Randleman upset him and when Nogueira pulled out the win against him.
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.Emelianenko then shocked the world by not only surviving Nogueira's guard, considered the most dangerous in MMA, but easily defending all of Nogueira's submission attempts and dominating him for 20 minutes with a brutal ground and pound.^ He still claims Fedor isn't an elite heavyweight which probally dosn't make him look so good considering Dana says Noguiera is one of the best and most decorated fighters of all time.
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^ [Q] MMA has blazed new ground with new media coverage before most of the other sports and leagues got on board.
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^ My only fear is that this epic fight may, as many big MMA fights do, end up with an all-too quick end.
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.The judges rendered a unanimous decision, and Emelianenko became the second Pride Heavyweight Champion, a title he would never lose.^ [Brock Lesnar] just became the heavyweight champion.
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^ Remember the old PRIDE days when heavyweight fighters like Fedor, Nogueira and Crocop would fight AT LEAST five time a year?
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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[41]
Fedor getting dazed by Kazuyuki Fujita's right hook at Pride 26
Three months later Emelianenko embarked on his title reign. .His first match was against the former IWGP Heavyweight champion, amateur and professional wrestler Kazuyuki Fujita.^ Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker hinted at the acquisition of 2 new heavyweights to be announced soon, possibilities include wrestler Bobby Lashley , Judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii , or former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.
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^ After just 3 fights, he is the UFC heavyweight champion, and pummeled the "legend" Randy Couture, who people said he stood no chance against.
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^ "This is what it’s all about, I’ve been at the highest level as an amateur and now I’m preparing for my first world title fight as a professional.
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.A heavy favorite, Emelianenko was expected to make quick work of Fujita, but was caught by a right hook that stunned him.^ I mean, in his entire career, he's only looked human twice--during the aforementioned suplex and the hook that Fujita caught him with.
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^ At the start of the second round, a ''USA'' chant rang out but was quickly reversed into reverence by Emelianenko's right hook.
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^ Dana can make those people right or wrong, but its all up to him…Fedor has the track record to prove that he’s the no.1 heavyweight.
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Badly hurt, he worked his way to a clinch, and pulled guard. .Recovered, Emelianenko got up and knocked Fujita down with body kick and a punching combo.^ Mirko will try to keep the distance, keep out of the clinch, and set up Fedor with punches to finish him off with his cemetary left high kick.
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^ But Magmodev kept pushing forward and was able to avoid the kick (until Crocop's punches started to wear him down.
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.He then submitted Fujita at 4:17 in the first round with a rear naked choke.^ He would submit Brock in the first round.
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^ Rogers fought off a side choke to get out of the first round.
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[3][42] Emelianenko reminisced about it in February 2009, "Fujita is the only one who ever hit me right, and he hit hard!".[43]
.Next came a one-sided bout against heavy underdog Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge at Total Elimination 2003.^ Fedor will come out like he did against Big Daddy.
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^ At one point Herring was being groomed to be the HW Pride Champ, because he beat Kerr & Vovchanchyn, and before that Vovchanchyn, Coleman * Goodridge were the big guys in the division...
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^ Gary Goodridge – I know this will piss some people off but has beaten no-one of any relevance ever.
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[44] .Emelianenko took down Goodridge after wobbling him with standing combinations, then finished him with a ground and pound technique in the first round by referee stoppage after delivering unanswered punches and kicks to the head.^ Mir beat him first, it took him three rounds to beat Herring, and he was grabbing the fence with Couture, on top of that he's close to his expiration date.
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^ RampageFan on Nov 18, 2008 at 11:24 pm ET He had heart and kept fighting for sure, but Randy took him down at will and Sylvia is huge.
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^ But Magmodev kept pushing forward and was able to avoid the kick (until Crocop's punches started to wear him down.
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Emelianenko broke his hand in this fight, resulting in surgery.[41] He has since reinjured this hand, leading to the postponement of several bouts.[45]
.His next fight against New Japan professional wrestler Yuji Nagata at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 ended the same way, with Emelianenko first knocking Nagata to the ground twice with punches.^ I believe he is under the same management as Fedor but I think he will end up in the UFC within the next 2 years.
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^ According to the suit, after Josh Barnett failed a drug test and was knocked off the card, Brett Rogers was tapped as a replacement and was willing to fight Emelianenko at Trilogy.
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^ If he was in the UFC virtually every fight they would set up would be a superfight, no more easy payday Choi or professional wrestler fights.
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Emelianenko fought at this event as opposed to Shockwave 2003 on the same day due to being offered a higher fight purse because of the great deal of competition between the Japanese television networks screening these events and K-1 Premium Dynamite!! on the same night. .That move upset the managers of PRIDE, who set up an interim title match between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Mirko Crocop Filipović, which ended with Nogueira pulling yet another comeback victory, scoring a second round armbar.^ Check out his fight with Kevin Randleman or Kazuyki Fujita to see him make UNREAL combacks, or for hard fought wars, his second fight (the one without the fight stopping cut) with Big Nog (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira) or his fight with Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic!
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^ UFC 106 - Forrest Griffin avenged his loss to Tito Ortiz by picking up a split decision victory, Josh Koscheck ended Anthony Johnson's run of success at 170 and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira declared his presence in the UFC with a Knockout of the Night over Luiz Cane.
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^ Strikeforce will be happy if Henderson ends up claiming the middleweight title.
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[46]

Pride Heavyweight Grand Prix 2004

Emelianenko getting suplexed by Kevin Randleman at Pride GP 2004 2R
.Four months later, he returned to PRIDE, at Total Elimination 2004, where he met Pride 2000 Grand Prix winner and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark Coleman for the first time in the ring.^ He beat 2 former UFC heavyweight champions in Arlovski and Sylvia.
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^ Fedor has ko’d former UFC champions”.
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^ Notably, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia told MMA News in June that he and fellow ex-champ Randy Couture had both been signed to appear in EA's game.
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.After getting taken down, he pulled guard and submitted Coleman with an armbar at 2:11 of the first round to advance in the 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix.^ He would submit Brock in the first round.
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^ Alistair Overeem (29-11, 1 NC) The wait for Overeem’s first Strikeforce heavyweight title defense continues.
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^ The rest of the card will be the final two rounds of the Middleweight Grand Prix, involving Wanderlei Silva, Alistair Overeem, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and Ricardo Arona.
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.That fight showed more of Fedor's versatility, as he not only had a good top game with his trademark ground and pound, but also a dangerous bottom game from his guard, being able to submit legit opponents from his back.^ Fedor is possibly fighting 3 top 5 opponents all in a row.
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^ How many other fighters are fighting back to back top 5 opponents.
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^ After Fedor's ranked fights that will be a good debate also.
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.A notable match with Coleman’s protégé Kevin "The Monster" Randleman followed just two months later at the tournament's second round.^ The WorSharks would even the score at 9:36 of the second period, just two seconds after the Falcons Cody Wild returned to the ice after serving a minor for hooking.
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^ (After watching the first two matches of the tournament, are you still confident you are going to win the whole thing?
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^ The WorSharks would grab that second goal just a couple of minutes later when Ryan Vesce feed Logan Couture streaking across the slot.
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.Randleman, a two-time Division I NCAA Wrestling Champion for Ohio State University and a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, was coming off an upset win over Mirko Crocop Filipovic, which he ended by knockout.^ The Heavyweight division in the UFC is garbage.
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^ He beat 2 former UFC heavyweight champions in Arlovski and Sylvia.
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^ Fedor has ko’d former UFC champions”.
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Randleman quickly scored a takedown. .As Emelianenko gave his back, Randleman delivered a German suplex, slamming him to the canvas headfirst, a move that would become one of the most replayed highlights in PRIDE's and MMA's history for years to come.^ Now I do respect him as the number one heavyweight in the world, but styles make fights and I would love to see how Couture would deal with him.
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^ Granted he performs the way he is now in the UFC he would become bigger than he did in PRIDE. The guy would be a damn legend by everyone alike.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko is a superstar among MMA fans, but the costs of using him have also sunk numerous promotions he’s worked with since Pride collapsed.
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[47] .Emelianenko, seemingly unfazed, rolled over Randleman a few seconds later, getting top position and forcing him to submit with a kimura armlock 1:33 into the first round.^ He would submit Brock in the first round.
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^ Lesnar wouldn't finish Timmy like Fedor did not that quick I dont think but probably still in the first round, second at most.
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^ As EviLore said: Fedor was completely unfazed, reversed Randleman, and won a minute later.
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[48]
.On August 15, 2004, Emelianenko faced six-time All-Japan Judo Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Naoya Ogawa in the semifinals of the 2004 Grand Prix.^ You say you will reavulate your thought once he faces big time competition but all you do is bash him and call him Britney Spears in the mean time.
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^ You might say some of those guys arn't that great but when Sylvia faced them they were all deemed quality matches at the time.
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^ Tank's not an olympic champion wrestler or K-1 World Grand Prix champion striker, or the equivalent in any way, so he's going to end up on his back for the submission loss.
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After making quick work of Ogawa, winning by armbar, he advanced to face Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira for the second time in his career. .Nogueira had won a decision against Emelianenko's former teammate Sergei Kharitonov earlier that night.^ Thornton dominated Carter on the night, winning 6-of-8 against him as the Sharks team won 42 of 69 overall (61%).
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^ Getzlaf won a clean faceoff against Manny Malhotra, an anomoly as the Sharks center won 7 of 9 draws on the night in his own defensive zone (78%).
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.This match was not only to decide the winner of the 2004 Grand Prix, but to unify the heavyweight championship as Nogueira was awarded the interim title due to Emelianenko's inability to defend his championship in a timely manner in the previous year.^ Only george continually dominates the #1 contender at 170 2-3 times a year.
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^ Remember the old PRIDE days when heavyweight fighters like Fedor, Nogueira and Crocop would fight AT LEAST five time a year?
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^ Dawson's IBO light heavyweight belt will be on the line along with the interim WBC title and just generally the acknowledged title of being the best 175-pounder in the world.
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[49] .The rematch with Nogueira was very competitive, but the fight was stopped prematurely due to a cut to Emelianenko's head from an accidental clash of heads while on the ground.^ He can finally fight barnett in a japanese wrestling match on new years then the competition is very slim.
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^ Just enjoy your UFC events as usual, and be happy that Fedor will be fighting decent to very good competition for free.
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^ Tsuyoshi Kohsaka – this was Fedors only loss and it was due to rules that any blood stopped the fight.
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[50] A third meeting was thus scheduled for Shockwave 2004, which Fedor won. .On the line was PRIDE's Heavyweight Championship, and PRIDE's 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix title, as the final match of the tournament earlier that year was declared a no contest due to an accidental headbutt.^ StrikeForce (No HW Title defense in 2 years): .
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^ Remember the old PRIDE days when heavyweight fighters like Fedor, Nogueira and Crocop would fight AT LEAST five time a year?
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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.[33] Emelianenko this time chose not to engage Nogueira on the ground, in spite of having dominated him on the ground in their first match.^ Emelianenko: I've fought Nogueira 3 times and he's a tough opponent.
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^ If Nog can avoid the slow head movements I see Lesnar having a hard time with him.
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^ (Look at the recent #1 fighters in the heavyweight division-Noguiera first and then Fedor they dominated the division for year after year after year) Only time will tell..
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.He overpowered the Brazilian on the feet in the first round, beating him to the punch for the first nine minutes.^ In my dream Tank KOed Yoshida in one minute of the first round.
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^ Fedor could beat him inside two rounds if not one.
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^ Those guys I liked above Overreem came out looking amazing but then all of those guys(minus cro-cop) came back and beat him before round 3.
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[50] .Nogueira faced great difficulty, getting dropped with punches and tossed to the mat multiple times by Judo throws.^ You might say some of those guys arn't that great but when Sylvia faced them they were all deemed quality matches at the time.
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^ I know what you are going to say, "well he dropped randy"...but really it wasn't a great punch.
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.He wasn't able to implement his game plan of putting Fedor on his back, save for the final 30 seconds of the first round.^ Lesnar could make it out of the first round against a fighter like fedor.
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^ Trevelyan wasted no time putting the puck back on net, and Zalewski stuffed the bouncing puck in as Curry fell backwards trying to make the save.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko stalked forward at the start of the second round.
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He was also not able to pull guard for any considerable amount of time.[51] .During the second and third rounds, Emelianenko's takedown defense and counter-punching earned him a unanimous decision victory to retain the heavyweight championship.^ Up until Couture's second-round TKO loss to Lesnar, Emelianenko and Couture had worked diligently toward their own fight.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko stalked forward at the start of the second round.
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^ However, it was not enough for him to duplicate his first-round submission win from February 2008, as Lesnar brutally pounded him out in the second stanza.
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[50]

Title Defense Against Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic

.The following year, Emelianenko signed to fight PRIDE's top heavyweight contender, and former K-1 star Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović.^ The fight of the century, PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko versus Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, is finally here.
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^ Pride Fighting Championships: How do you feel since you had the signing ceremony on June 27th?
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^ Former PRIDE and WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is being considered for a November Strikeforce debut at an upcoming event that does not yet have a date or confirmed location.
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This was a highly anticipated match. .After Mirko had made a successful switch from K-1 to MMA, he quickly rose in the rankings with victories over Igor Vovchachyn, Kazuyuki Fujita, and a KO win over Fedor's younger brother, Aleksander Emelianenko.^ Fedor in EA's MMA wow thats major win for EA, I hope the game will be on par with THQ's UFC. And because of Fedor that means EA will bring the ring experience.
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^ Emelianenko is the top-ranked MMA heavyweight in the world as rated by enthusiast site Sherdog.com .
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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.He then made a public challenge to Fedor Emelianenko and the bout was supposed to take place in late 2003. After a contract dispute, Fedor temporarily left PRIDE to fight for Inoki's Boom Ba Ye promotion, on New Year's eve 2003. This prompted PRIDE to set up an Interim Heavyweight Title Match between Crocop and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.^ Check out his fight with Kevin Randleman or Kazuyki Fujita to see him make UNREAL combacks, or for hard fought wars, his second fight (the one without the fight stopping cut) with Big Nog (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira) or his fight with Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic!
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^ The disagreement between Emelianenko and the UFC over the terms of a proposed contract is nothing new, with the same issue derailing a fight between “The Last Emperor” and the UFC’s then-heavyweight champion Randy Couture.
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^ RandyReady on Nov 19, 2008 at 9:40 am ET If Fedor Emelianenko wants to fight a UFC Heavyweight fighter so bad, SIGN A UFC CONTRACT ya putz.
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.After completely dominating the first round, Crocop was caught in an armbar early in the second round, thus making Nogueira the Interim champion, and number 1 challenger for Fedor's belt.^ A LOT of Fedor's wins came against guys who could make LHW or do make LHW. Very few of his opponents have been well rounded.
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^ With 4 fights under his belt, how can you be sure that he'll be able to make it out of the first round with Fedor?
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^ He doesn't care about being the best and I'm sick of Fedor and M-1 making empty challenges.
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.Mirko got further de-railed from title contention, when in the first round of PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix 2004, he was upset by Kevin Randleman, getting knocked out early by ground strikes following a vicious left hook.^ Rogers fought off a side choke to get out of the first round.
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^ However, it was not enough for him to duplicate his first-round submission win from February 2008, as Lesnar brutally pounded him out in the second stanza.
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^ The rest of the card will be the final two rounds of the Middleweight Grand Prix, involving Wanderlei Silva, Alistair Overeem, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and Ricardo Arona.
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.Later that year, Mirko began his recovery by defeating Ron Waterman, winning his rematch with Kevin Randleman by submission, and scoring a dominant TKO victory over Mark Coleman in the first round.^ Plus he's the only guy other than Bas Rutten (over 6 years ago) who won over Kevin Randleman without finishing him.
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^ Alot of scrubs in japan that he's beat and a list of old guys like mark coleman, randleman,matt lindland and also fujita thats off and on.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko 21-0-1 in MMA, 7 wins by KO/TKO, 9 by submission Current Pride FC heavyweight champion, Pride FC 2004 tournament champion, 2002 world Sambo champion.
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Those wins put Crocop again in the spot of number 1 heavyweight contender, following Fedor's successful title defense against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on PRIDE's New Year's Eve show in 2004.
.The match between Emelianenko and Crocop finally took place at PRIDE Final Conflict 2005.^ The fight of the century, PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko versus Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, is finally here.
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^ The Official Pride: Final Elimination 2005 Threa...err, Post # 123 .
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.In the first round, Fedor was stunned and had his nose broken by two stiff jabs from Mirko.^ Lesnar could make it out of the first round against a fighter like fedor.
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^ Fedor could beat him inside two rounds if not one.
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^ (Where there any lessons you could draw on from the first two fights in the opening round?
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He also got hit by body kicks that discolored his midsection. .Fedor was then able to get the fight to the ground and land several body shots, which took a lot of gas out of Mirko.^ If they were as confident as they make themselves out to be in Fedor, they'd make a contract with the UFC happen, even if for a very short tenure, such as 1-3 fights.
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^ With 4 fights under his belt, how can you be sure that he'll be able to make it out of the first round with Fedor?
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^ Fedor is a joke and I dont care who he fights I will be rooting for the other guy.I heard Werdum is next.I cant wait to see him knocked out.
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.As the fight progressed, Fedor became more and more dominant, winning most of the stand up exchanges and scoring several takedowns.^ Did Fedor: a) actually survive that thing (I'm assuming he did given that he's fighting again) b) actually walk out of the ring c) actually finish the fight d) actually win the fight ???
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^ Fujuita did rock Fedor pretty good(to the point where most people would of been dropped) and yet he gains composure and wins easily shortly after.
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^ Would you have matched up Fedor with Rogers first, or do you think that might have been a better match 1-2 fights from now, after Overeem or Werdum or another contender for example?
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After 20 minutes, Fedor was awarded a unanimous decision victory. [52] [53] [54]

The Later PRIDE Years

.Following his successful title defense against Mirko Crocop at PRIDE Final Conflict 2005, Fedor came back on New Year's eve, where he outclassed the 450-pound Brazilian Zuluzinho in a non-title bout.^ Fedor Crocop will be on his back).
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^ A LOT of Fedor's wins came against guys who could make LHW or do make LHW. Very few of his opponents have been well rounded.
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^ Sure for 2 years he wasn't against great competition but he came back and just destroyed Sylvia when many people said he couldn't.
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.Fedor dropped Zulu with a right hook and finished with several ground strikes which forced him to tap out after only 26 seconds.^ Wandy actually waited until nakamura finished throwing the shirt out of the ring and put his hands up, but nakamura was distracted and cornered and got dropped with the first shot that came at him.
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^ I figure Fedor took him out with a submission?
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^ If Fedor comes forward pressuring Mirko with his looping punches, I can see him eating some of Mirko's straight punches on the way in, allowing Mirko to circle out.
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.Although originally endangered due to Emelianenko's recurring hand injury, a plate inserted in his hand green-lighted a rematch with American Mark Coleman in Pride's American debut show, Pride 32.^ Besides that he fought Mark Hunt who Rogan himself said has devistating hands and the best chin in all of MMA. He also fought Coleman.
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^ PRIDE really tried to make Miro the babyface via video promo, showing his life story with him marked as "The Terminator" vs. "The Target."
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[55][56] .In a fight where Coleman was unable to mount any significant offense, Emelianenko blasted Coleman in the first round with punches, before securing an armbar at 1:15 in the second round.^ Emelianenko’s overhand right to the jaw knocked out Arlovski with 1:46 remaining in the first round.
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^ (Where there any lessons you could draw on from the first two fights in the opening round?
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^ Coleman was almost 42 at the time of the second fight.
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[57]
Emelianenko vs Coleman in Pride 32.
.Emelianenko's last defense of his Pride Heavyweight title was against 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix champion Mark Hunt at Shockwave 2006.^ The only "noteworthy" wins was against Mike Bernardo and Mark Hunt.
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^ His career in Pride is a who's who of the World's best heavyweights, all laid to waste by Fedor.
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^ After just 3 fights, he is the UFC heavyweight champion, and pummeled the "legend" Randy Couture, who people said he stood no chance against.
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.Josh Barnett was originally slated to fight Fedor for the Heavyweight title, but turned down the fight, claiming not to be in peak physical condition.^ How did Fedor manage to not fight Josh Barnett?
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^ Fedor even fight for their Title.
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^ Sylvia, Barnett, Arlovski, Fedor and Fedor's brother(all top 10 fighters) would destroy the UFC heavyweight division.
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With Crocop's departure to the UFC organization in late 2006, Mark Hunt became the number 1 contender for the belt. .Sporting a broken toe during the contest, Emelianenko nevertheless secured an armbar in the second minute of the first round, but Hunt was able to escape and counter by stepping over Emelianenko, ending in side control.^ Rogers fought off a side choke to get out of the first round.
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^ Up until Couture's second-round TKO loss to Lesnar, Emelianenko and Couture had worked diligently toward their own fight.
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^ Fedor Emelianenko stalked forward at the start of the second round.
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[58] .At five minutes into the first round, Hunt made two attempts at an americana on Emelianenko’s left arm but failed to complete them.^ In my dream Tank KOed Yoshida in one minute of the first round.
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^ I see Brock and Fedor being a first round either Fedor by submission or Brock ground and pound, but I think Brock definitely needs another year or two under his belt.
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^ I'd like this to be a war, but with how dangerous each of these fighters are, it could be over inside of the first five minutes.
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[59] .Emelianenko got back to his feet, and after struggling to take the fight to the ground, he submitted Hunt with a kimura at 8:16 in the first round.^ He would submit Brock in the first round.
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^ (Where there any lessons you could draw on from the first two fights in the opening round?
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^ Going back to the rampage fight, he was motioning to to referee to stop the contest when he saw that quinton looked out on his feet from his kicks.
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[60]

BodogFight

.With a special clause in his Pride contract that allowed him to fight under the banner of any mixed martial arts organization as long as the event was held on Russian soil,[citation needed] Emelianenko accepted a match in BodogFight against Matt Lindland.^ Do you think this will be their biggest mixed martial arts event to date?
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^ Emelianenko has become something of a mixed martial arts lightning rod after failing to come to terms with the UFC (twice), most notably back in July when Affliction MMA collapsed like a house of cards.
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^ I will not pay to watch him fight and the only event worth watching is his loosing fight.
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The fight was held on April 14, 2007 at the "Clash of the Nations" event in St. Petersburg, Russia. .Lindland moved up two weight classes (from middleweight to heavyweight) for the match and came in weighing 218 lb (99 kg) to Emelianenko's 233 lb (106 kg).^ How do these two match up?
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^ Shields was among the top ranked welterweights before moving up to middleweight and 170 is probably where he should have stayed.
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^ If this guy stays at HW, and continues working on getting his ground game to match his stand-up, he could definitely make some noise in a year or two.
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.Early in the fight, Lindland opened a cut above Emelianenko's left eye and clinched with him, pushing him into the corner and working for a takedown.^ Corbet will have his work cut out for him as Frisk Asker is currently mired in last place in the Norwegian GET with only 2 wins in regulation and 11 total points 16 games into the season.
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^ Fedor sprung into finish the fight mode, unloading several flurries before a disjointed takedown attempt again planted Rogers on his back.
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^ Here’s hoping Fedor and the UFC work something out, I would love to see him fight in the octagon before retiring.
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At this point, the referee warned Emelianenko against grabbing the ropes and Emelianenko corrected himself. After a few seconds of working in the clinch, Lindland attempted a bodylock takedown. When Lindland lifted Emelianenko from his feet, Emelianenko reversed the takedown, landing in Lindland's half guard. .The fight then remained on the ground where Emelianenko won by submission via armbar at 2:58 of the first round.^ Tags: armbar • dvd • emelianenko • fedor • instructional • mma • pride • submission • ufc Posted By: FedorDVD Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Fedor Emelianenko - Armbar technique and tips (MMA & UFC DVD) .
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^ With 4 fights under his belt, how can you be sure that he'll be able to make it out of the first round with Fedor?
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^ Fedor wins the fight via kimura (an arm submission) around a minute later.
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[61]

M-1 Global

.After the purchase of Pride Fighting Championships by Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta III and the expiration of Emelianenko's contract with Pride, there was speculation about the possibility of him fighting in the UFC, especially since a public falling out between Bodog's Calvin Ayre and Emelianenko's manager, Vadim Finkelstein.^ There's no reason for him to fight with the UFC. Especially if he can get the UFC fighters to come to him.
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^ Tuesday, January 05, 2010 Posted By Chad Dundas 12:00 PM Manager Vadim Finkelstein took to the internet Tuesday morning to deny rumors that he had re-entered talks with the UFC about bringing the services of clients Fedor Emelianenko and Gegard Mousasi to the Octagon.
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^ (There are going to be two more fights for each of you in the tournament after this one, how much are each of you thinking about getting the knockout to get the extra point in the tournament?
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[62] .In a June 2007 interview with the Baltimore Sun, Chuck Liddell suggested that Emelianenko was on his way to the UFC.[63] Dana White has also expressed interest in signing Emelianenko, but considers his management team to be the primary barrier left to the signing of a contract,[64] whereas Finkelstein has cited difficult negotiations as the reason.^ Read More: dana white ufc , fedor emelianenko .
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^ When he was negotiating with UFC President Dana White in 2007, the voluble UFC President insulted both Fedor and his negotiating team.
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^ White’s hopes to sign Emelianenko won’t be enough to persuade the Russian to enter the Octagon, as it appears Emelianenko would only consider fighting in the UFC should the promotion consider altering its contract terms.
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[65] .A main point of contention between the two is Finkelstein's request for the UFC to work with his Russian M-1 promotion, extending contractual offers to other members of the Red Devil Sport Club, and permitting Emelianenko to compete in combat sambo tournaments.^ (There are going to be two more fights for each of you in the tournament after this one, how much are each of you thinking about getting the knockout to get the extra point in the tournament?
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^ If he went to EA Sports a year or two ago and said "Hey, we wanna make a UFC game, you interested ?"
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^ What I’m saying is, yes it does suck that Fedor isn’t going to be competing in the UFC but if I had to choose a promotion other than the UFC, Strikeforce would be my first choice.
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[62] .At UFC 76 however, UFC president Dana White stated that he expected Emelianenko to sign with the UFC in late 2007 or early 2008, after Emelianenko was to compete in a Sambo competition that White would not allow him to participate in if he were under a UFC contract.^ Read More: dana white ufc , fedor emelianenko .
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^ UFC will not allow him to compete in his countries sport.
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^ He would be allowed to represent M-1 Global and allowed to continue competing in Sambo.
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.He also revealed his intent to set up a unification bout with UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture as his first UFC fight.^ After just 3 fights, he is the UFC heavyweight champion, and pummeled the "legend" Randy Couture, who people said he stood no chance against.
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^ Nov 18, 2008 at 11:10 pm ET No, UFC is going to market Lesnar has the true heavyweight champion.
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^ Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin was pulled from UFC 106 due to Lesnar's extended bout with mononucleosis, and a rumored BJ Penn vs Diego Sanchez headline fight for UFC 105 also never materialized.
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[66] Nevertheless, these negotiations broke down,[67] as Emelianenko committed to a non-exclusive, two-year and six-fight deal with M-1 Global in October 2007.[68]

Yarennoka

Monte Cox, the president and CEO of M-1 Global, confirmed Emelianenko would face South Korean kickboxer Hong-Man Choi in a New Year's Eve event, Yarennoka!, taking place in Japan and organized by former Pride staff with support from M-1 Global, FEG, and Deep. A special rule was used for this fight to not allow any knee strikes on the ground. .The fight was broadcast live in the United States on the HDNet cable network.^ I don’t see all of the big fights (in the United States) because I am busy and it’s more difficult (to see them) in Europe, but we have good fights in Europe, too."
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[69] .Emelianenko defeated Choi in the opening round by submission via an armbar.^ Watch as MMA star Fedor Emelianenko explains his own approach at making armbars a brutally effective submission in his arsenal.
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^ He’s finished all but 1 of his fights in the first round, with 6 of his 7 fights ending via KO or TKO, with one submission.
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^ Tags: armbar • dvd • emelianenko • fedor • instructional • mma • pride • submission • ufc Posted By: FedorDVD Videos: 2 Articles: 0 More From User Fedor Emelianenko - Armbar technique and tips (MMA & UFC DVD) .
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[70]

Dream

.On February 13, 2008, Emelianenko attended a press conference held by Dream, a newly-formed Japanese mixed martial arts promotion.^ [JB] One thing, I don't know that I would say mixed martial arts coverage has been better than other sports but it has been effective...
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^ The news appeared to contradict reports that Emelianenko was close to signing a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts league .
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^ Last week, Electronic Arts announced its cover athlete for its mixed martial arts game, EA Sports MMA .
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.His manager, Vadim Finkelstein, confirmed that the organization had a tightly knit alliance with M-1 Global and that Emelianenko would be fighting on the new organization's fight cards.^ The rumors were further stoked by reports that Finkelstein had confirmed the news via posts to his Twitter.
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^ His management is M-1 Global, who has deals with DREAM and Affliction(not to mention they still try to put on their own fights sometimes).
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^ [JB] I would say this is the biggest card to date because it is on a new platform, in addition to the fact they are debuting Fedor Emelianenko...
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[71]

Affliction

.At Affliction's inaugural event, promoted as Affliction: Banned, Emelianenko defeated former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia via submission at 36 seconds in the first round to become the inaugural World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) Heavyweight Champion.^ He beat 2 former UFC heavyweight champions in Arlovski and Sylvia.
  • Emelianenko-Lesnar on Hold as Fedor Says UFC Contract Terms “Not Acceptable” | MMAFrenzy.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you think this will be their biggest mixed martial arts event to date?
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^ UFC's help in co-promoting their events.
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[72] .He dropped Sylvia with a hard flurry of punches, took his back and secured a rear naked choke to finish the title fight within the first minute.^ Fedor sprung into finish the fight mode, unloading several flurries before a disjointed takedown attempt again planted Rogers on his back.
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^ Steven Zalewski picked up his first fighting major of his pro career when he dropped the gloves with Mark Mancari after Mancari took Moore to the boards with a high hit early in the second stanza.
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^ He’s finished all but 1 of his fights in the first round, with 6 of his 7 fights ending via KO or TKO, with one submission.
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.In his next fight with Affliction, Emelianenko defended his WAMMA championship, defeating former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski at Affliction: Day of Reckoning on January 24, 2009. Arlovski had some early success, landing punches and leg kicks.^ Emelianenko currently holds a 30-1 record as the WAMMA heavyweight champion.
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^ He beat 2 former UFC heavyweight champions in Arlovski and Sylvia.
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^ Fedor has ko’d former UFC champions”.
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[73] .However as the champion was backed into the ropes, Arlovski attempted a flying knee and Emelianenko was able to counter with an overhand right, knocking out Arlovski at 3:14 of the first round to retain his title.^ Rogers fought off a side choke to get out of the first round.
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^ Lesnar could make it out of the first round against a fighter like fedor.
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^ Fedor sprung into finish the fight mode, unloading several flurries before a disjointed takedown attempt again planted Rogers on his back.
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[73] The knockout victory was awarded knockout of the year for 2009 by Sherdog.
.Fedor met WAMMA lightweight champion Shinya Aoki during a five-minute "special exhibition" at an April 29 M-1 Challenge (presented by Affliction) event in Tokyo.^ Sengoku 11 and the Strikeforce Challengers events - Sengoku 11 saw top middleweight Jorge Santiago and top featherweight Hatsu Hioki upset while Jorge Masvidal scored a win over former lightweight champion Satoru Kitaoka.
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^ Huge MMA News today as Fedor Emelianenko signs w/ STRIKEFORCE! This is a big turn of events as there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the collapse of the Affliction Trilogy Event.
  • Dana White: Fedor Emelianenko is a 'joke' ... - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Couture and WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko had publicly acknowledged a desire to fight each other multiple times over the course of the past year.
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.Emelianenko made Aoki tap out from a Achilles lock just before the bell sounded to end the exhibition.^ Minowa made him tap out without even breaking a sweat.
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[74] .In another special exhibition match, Emelianenko met Gegard Mousasi, a friend and teammate, during M-1 Global: Breakthrough, held in Kansas City on August 28th.^ Under the terms of the agreement, Emelianenko will headline world championships in conjunction with M-1 Global and appear on Strikeforce specials on the Showtime cable network this fall.
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The two friends fought a competitive and friendly spirited exhibition with several Judo throws from both Emelianenko and Mousasi. .Emelianenko finished the fight via armbar.^ He’s finished all but 1 of his fights in the first round, with 6 of his 7 fights ending via KO or TKO, with one submission.
  • Emelianenko-Lesnar on Hold as Fedor Says UFC Contract Terms “Not Acceptable” | MMAFrenzy.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmafrenzy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75]
.Emelianenko was scheduled to defend his WAMMA Heavyweight title against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett on August 1, 2009, at Affliction: Trilogy, but on July 22 Barnett was denied his license to compete by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for anabolic steroids.^ Josh Barnett and Affliction’s third show were scrapped after Barnett tested positive for steroids in a pre-fight licensing test.
  • Fedor Emelianenko shooting for November Strikeforcedebut - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fedor has ko’d former UFC champions”.
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^ He beat 2 former UFC heavyweight champions in Arlovski and Sylvia.
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[76][77] .On July 23, 2009, Vitor Belfort – who was already on the card – was reported as a likely replacement,[78] but the next day Affliction canceled the event citing limited time to find a suitable replacement and inadequate time to promote the fight.^ Emelianenko has become something of a mixed martial arts lightning rod after failing to come to terms with the UFC (twice), most notably back in July when Affliction MMA collapsed like a house of cards.
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^ Believe me, i wanted fedor in the UFC like any other fan, but as long as he remains under m1 contract all his fights cannot occur without co-promotion; unless M1 hosts its own event.
  • Dana White: Fedor Emelianenko is a 'joke' ... - MMA Mania 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC www.mmamania.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fedor does not care about fighting the best, he is out to promote that pissbox organization and laying victims (Bodog, Affliction, Strikeforce) on his way.
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[79]

Strikeforce

.Following Affliction's collapse, Fedor signed a three fight contract with Strikeforce.^ RandyReady on Nov 19, 2008 at 9:40 am ET If Fedor Emelianenko wants to fight a UFC Heavyweight fighter so bad, SIGN A UFC CONTRACT ya putz.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

^ [Update2] MMAjunkie.com Fight Biz: Fedor, Strikeforce deliver for CBS with solid ratings - MMAjunkie.com.
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^ If Fedor wants to fight Brock then come sign with the big boys (UFC) and make it happen.
  • Fedor Emelianenko, M-1 welcome "superfight" with UFC's Brock Lesnar | MMAjunkie.com 27 January 2010 23:52 UTC mmajunkie.com [Source type: General]

[80] .Coker confirmed that Emelianenko's debut would take place on November 7, broadcast nationally on CBS.^ Fedor Emelianenko KO's Brett Rogers in Strikeforce primetime network television debut on CBS .
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^ [JB] I would say this is the biggest card to date because it is on a new platform, in addition to the fact they are debuting Fedor Emelianenko...
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^ Saturday night in Strikeforce's national television debut on CBS, Emelianenko faced 265-pound undefeated knockout artist Brett Rogers (10-1, 9KOs, 1sub).
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[81] Fedor fought the then-undefeated Brett Rogers in the main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers. Despite suffering a heavily bloodied nose during the opening exchanges, Emelianenko would recover and go on to defeat Rogers via an overhand right followed by strikes for the TKO (strikes) at 1:48 of round 2. [82]
.Emelianenko was expected to face Fabricio Werdum on April 17, 2010, though the bout is now expected to be moved to May 15, 2010 at Strikeforce 24.^ Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabricio Werdum possible for April Strikeforce CBS event .
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^ Alistair Overeem: Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce 'is my primary target in May/June' 2010 .
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^ September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 2009 January 2010 Current Posts .
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Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 32-1 (1) United States Brett Rogers TKO (Punches) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers November 07, 2009 2 1:48 United States Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA Defended WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 31-1 (1) Belarus ArlovskiAndrei Arlovski KO (Punch) Affliction: Day of Reckoning 02009-01-24 January 24, 2009 1 3:14 United States Anaheim, California Defended WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 30–1 (1) United States SylviaTim Sylvia Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Affliction: Banned 02008-07-19 July 19, 2008 1 0:36 United States Anaheim, California Won vacant WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship
Win 29–1 (1) South Korea ChoiHong-Man Choi Submission (Armbar) Yarennoka! 02007-12-31 December 31, 2007 1 1:54 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 28–1 (1) United States LindlandMatt Lindland Submission (Armbar) BodogFight - Clash of the Nations 02007-04-14 April 14, 2007 1 2:58 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 27–1 (1) New Zealand HuntMark Hunt Submission (Kimura) Pride Shockwave 2006 02006-12-31 December 31, 2006 1 8:16 Japan Saitama, Japan Defended Pride Heavyweight Championship
Win 26–1 (1) United States Coleman 2Mark Coleman Submission (Armbar) Pride 32: The Real Deal 02006-10-21 October 21, 2006 2 1:16 United States Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 25–1 (1) Brazil Melvin ManhoefZuluzinho Submission (Strikes) Pride Shockwave 2005 02005-12-31 December 31, 2005 1 0:26 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 24–1 (1) Croatia FilipovićMirko Filipović Decision (Unanimous) Pride Final Conflict 2005 02005-08-28 August 28, 2005 3 5:00 Japan Saitama, Japan Defended Pride World Heavyweight Championship
Win 23–1 (1) Japan Kohsaka 2Tsuyoshi Kohsaka TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Pride Bushido 6 02005-04-03 April 3, 2005 1 10:00 Japan Yokohama, Japan
Win 22–1 (1) Brazil Nogueira 3Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (Unanimous) Pride Shockwave 2004 02004-12-31 December 31, 2004 3 5:00 Japan Saitama, Japan Defended Pride Heavyweight Championship; Won Pride Grand Prix
zNC 21–1 (1) Brazil Nogueira 2Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira No Contest (Accidental Headbutt) Pride Final Conflict 2004 02004-08-15 August 15, 2004 1 3:52 Japan Saitama, Japan Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Final
Win 21–1 Japan OgawaNaoya Ogawa Submission (Armbar) Pride Final Conflict 2004 02004-08-14 August 14, 2004August 15, 2004 1 0:54 Japan Saitinokiama, Japan Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Win 20–1 United States RandlemanKevin Randleman Submission (Kimura) Pride Critical Countdown 2004 02004-06-20 June 20, 2004 1 1:33 Japan Saitama, Japan Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 19–1 United States Coleman 1Mark Coleman Submission (Armbar) Pride Total Elimination 2004 02004-04-25 April 25, 2004 1 2:11 Japan Saitama, Japan. Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Win 18–1 Japan NagataYuji Nagata TKO (Strikes) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 02003-12-31 December 31, 2003 1 1:02 Japan Kobe, Japan
Win 17–1 Trinidad and Tobago GoodridgeGary Goodridge TKO (Soccers Kicks and Punches) Pride Total Elimination 2003 02003-08-10 August 10, 2003 1 1:09 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 16–1 Japan FujitaKazuyuki Fujita Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Pride 26: Bad to the Bone 02003-06-08 June 8, 2003 1 4:17 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–1 Lithuania ValaviciusEgidijus Valavicius Submission (Kimura) RINGS Lithuania - Bushido Rings 7: Adrenalinas 02003-04-05 April 5, 2003 2 1:11 Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 14–1 Brazil Nogueira 1Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Decision (Unanimous) Pride 25: Body Blow 02003-03-16 March 16, 2003 3 5:00 Japan Yokohama, Japan Won Pride World Heavyweight Championship
Win 13–1 United States HerringHeath Herring TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2 02002-11-24 November 24, 2002 1 10:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–1 Netherlands SchiltSemmy Schilt Decision (Unanimous) Pride 21: Demolition 02002-06-23 June 23, 2002 3 5:00 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 11–1 Australia HasemanChris Haseman TKO (Lost Points) Rings - World Title Series Grand Final 02002-02-15 February 15, 2002 1 2:50 Japan Yokohama, Japan Won Rings Absolute Class Tournament
Win 10–1 United Kingdom HasdellLee Hasdell Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rings - World Title Series 5 02001-12-21 December 21, 2001 1 4:10 Japan Yokohama, Japan Rings Absolute Class Tournament Semifinal
Win 9–1 Japan YanagisawaRyushi Yanagisawa Decision (Unanimous) Rings - World Title Series 4 02001-10-20 October 20, 2001 3 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Absolute Class Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 8–1 United States HoffmanBobby Hoffman TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Rings - 10th Anniversary 02001-08-11 August 11, 2001 1 0:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan Won Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament; Fight never started, Hoffman was injured from previous match
Win 7–1 Brazil SobralRenato Sobral Decision (Unanimous) Rings - 10th Anniversary 02001-08-11 August 11, 2001 2 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Semifinal
Win 6–1 United States SchallKerry Schall Submission (Armbar) Rings - World Title Series 1 02001-04-20 April 20, 2001 1 1:47 Japan Tokyo, Japan Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 5–1 Bulgaria ApostolovMihail Apostolov Submission (Choke) Rings Russia - Russia vs. Bulgaria 02001-04-06 April 6, 2001 1 1:03 Russia Yekaterinburg, Russia
Loss 4–1 Japan Kohsaka 2Tsuyoshi Kohsaka TKO (Cut) Rings - King of Kings 2000 Block B 02000-12-22 December 22, 2000 1 0:17 Japan Osaka, Japan Illegal, but accidental elbow strike caused cut
Win 4–0 Brazil AronaRicardo Arona Decision (Unanimous) Rings - King of Kings 2000 Block B 02000-12-21 December 21, 2000December 22, 2000 3 5:00 Japan Osaka, Japan
Win 3–0 Japan TakadaHiroya Takada KO (Strikes) Rings - Battle Genesis Vol. 6 02000-09-05 September 5, 2000 1 0:12 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Georgia (country) LagvilavaLevon Lagvilava Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Rings - Russia vs. Georgia 02000-08-16 August 16, 2000 1 7:24 Russia Tula, Russia
Win 1–0 Bulgaria LazarovMartin Lazarov Submission (Guillotine Choke) Rings - Russia vs. Bulgaria 02000-05-21 May 21, 2000 1 2:24 Russia Ekaterinburg, Russia

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Status Date Championship Weight Location
Champion July 19, 2008 - present WAMMA World Heavyweight Championship Heavyweight Anaheim, California, USA
Champion March 16, 2003 - c. March 2007 Pride World Heavyweight Championship[85] Heavyweight Yokohama, Japan
Winner 2004 Pride Grand Prix Tournament Heavyweight Saitama, Japan
Winner 2002 Rings Absolute Class Tournament[86] Open Weight Yokohama, Japan
Winner 2001 Rings Heavyweight Class Tournament Heavyweight Tokyo, Japan

Judo

Status Date Championship Weight Location
7th April 1, 2000 Dutch Grand Prix[87] 100 kg (220 lb) Rotterdam, Netherlands
3rd February 7, 1999 Sofia Liberation A-Team[87] 100 kg (220 lb) Sofia, Bulgaria
3rd January 24, 1999 Moscow International Tournament[87] 100 kg (220 lb) Moscow, Russia
3rd December 5, 1998 Russian National Championships[87] Open weight Kstovo, Russia
Winner 1997 Russian National Championships[88] 100 kg (220 lb) Kursk, Russia

Sambo

Status Date Championship Weight Location
Winner 2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championship[31] 100 kg (220 lb)+ Kstovo, Russia
3rd 2008 World Combat Sambo Championships [89] Heavyweight Prague, Czech Republic
Winner 2008 Russian Combat Sambo Championship[90] 100 kg (220 lb)+ St. Petersburg, Russia
Winner 2007 World Combat Sambo Championships[29] Open weight Prague, Czech Republic
Winner 2007 Russian Combat Sambo Championships[91] ? Buryat Republic, Russia
Winner 2006 Russian Combat Sambo Championships[91] ? Buryat Republic, Russia
Winner 2005 World Combat Sambo Championships Heavyweight Prague, Czech Republic
Winner 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships[1] Open weight Panama City, Panama
Winner 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships[1] Heavyweight Thessaloniki, Greece
Winner 2002 Russian Combat Sambo Championships[1] ? Moscow, Russia
3rd 2000 Russian Combat Sambo Championships[14] ? Orenburg, Russia
Winner 1998 Russian Armed Forces Combat Sambo Championships[14] ? Russia
2nd 1998 Russian Armed Forces Combat Sambo Championships[14] Open weight Russia
3rd 1998 Russian Combat Sambo Championships[14] ? Kaliningrad, Russia
Winner 1997 European Combat Sambo Championships[5] ? Tbilisi, Georgia
Winner 1997 Russian Combat Sambo Championships[88] ? St. Petersburg, Russia

Other Awards

  • 2009 Knockout of the Year by Sherdog for his knockout of Andrei Arlovski [1]

See also

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Preceded by
Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
2nd Pride FC Heavyweight Champion
March 16, 2003-present
Incumbent
New championship WAMMA Heavyweight Champion
July 19, 2008-present
Current holder

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[[File:|thumb|Fedor Emelianenko]] Fedor Emelianenko (born September 28, 1976) is a Russian mix martial artist who is currently fighting for the strikeforce promotion. He has a overall record of 35 fights, in which he has won 32, lost 2, and had 1 no contest.


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