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Martial Arts: Fedor Emelianenko - Russian Strength and Pride

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Biography of Fedor Emelianenko "The Last Emperor"


Fedor EmelianenkoFedor Emelianenko was born in Rubizhne, Ukraine SSR (now Ukraine) in 1976. In 1978 his family moved Stary Oskol, in the Russian SFSR (now Russian Federation). His mother, Olga Fedorovna, was a teacher and his father, Vladimir Alexandrovich Emelianenko, was a welder. Emelianenko is the second child in the family. He has an older sister and two younger brothers. One of his brothers is professional fighter of Mixed Martial Arts Alexander Emelianenko.

Sport Life of Fedor begins with Sambo and Judo classes in the school section. After one year he was admitted to the sport class, equipped by Vladimir Voronov. Vladimir is coached Emelianenko till now.

From 1995 to 1997 he served in Russian Army.



Sporting and Martial Arts Milestones of Fedor Emelianenko


1997 – Performed the standard for master of sports of Russia in Sambo (St. Petersburg). Two month later Fedor won an international tournament in Kursk and became a master of sports in Judo.

1998 – He got an title of international master of sports in Sambo after the winning in the International Moscow Tournament. Then he won bronze on Russian National Championship Senior and Russian Combat Sambo National Championship. Also, Fedor became the champion of Russian Armed Forces Combat Sambo Championships in own weight category, and the silver medalist in absolute weight category.


1999 – Won the International Sambo Championship in Moscow, became the bronze medalist of several international championships of class “A”.

2000 – He began learning of arms and legs hitting technique “Golden Gloves”. He became the bronze medalist of Russian Combat Sambo National Championship. In this year Fedor joined to “RINGS”.

2001 – Became the champion of RINGS 2001 Openweight Title Tournament.

2002 – Became the champion in RINGS Absolute Class Tournament and joined to PRIDE Fighting Championship.  Also, he won in the Russian Combat Sambo National Championship and FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships.

2003 – After the fight versus PRIDE’s World Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fedor took his champions title and belt. Also, Emelianenko won several fights versus famous Kazuyuki Fujita (Japan) and Garry Goodridge (Canada) in PRIDE. 


2004 – Won four fights (Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Naoya Ogawa, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira) and became PRIDE 2004 Heavyweight World Grand Prix Champion.

2005 – Took part in PRIDE Tournament. After winning in the title fight versus Mirco Crocop Filipovic, Emelianenko became the Three-time PRIDE World Champion. Also, in this year Fedor became the gold medalist of FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships.

Mirco Crocop Filipovic

The last fight in this year: Fedor Emelianenko versus Zuluzinho - Brazilian Giant. It was the shortest fight in the career of Fedor Emelianenko, which lasted 26 seconds.

2006 – After the title fight versus Mark Hunt, Emelianenko got the title Four-time PRIDE World Champion.



2007 – The next victory in FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships. First fight in M-1 Global versus South Korean kickboxer Hong-Man Choi (218 sm, 160 kg) ended for 1 minute 54 seconds. Fedor got "Golden Belt" Award for Most Outstanding Victory of the Year for this fight.

2008 – Win in fight versus UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia at Affliction: Banned. Emelianenko defeated Sylvia in 36 seconds. Fedor, also, became the gold medalist of Russian Federation President's Cup Combat Sambo.

2009 - Emelianenko fought versus UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski at Affliction: Day of Reckoning. Arlovski was defeated in the first round by knockout. Later this KO was awarded as Knockout of the year 2009 by version of sport site Sherdog.

First fight of Emelianenko in Strikeforce versus Brett Rodgers. Fedor won in the second round.


2010 – The first loss of Fedor in the fight versus Fabricio Werdum.

2011 – The Second loss of Fedor in the fight: Emelianenko vs. Silva. Antonio Silva won by technical knockout.

Fight versus Dan Henderson ended with Technical Knockout of Fedor Emelianenko. It was his third loss. Strikeforce terminated the contract with Fedor.

The next fight, Fedor spend versus two-time ADCC Champion Jeff Monson. Emelianenko won for unanimous decision of judges.

The last fight in the year was won in Japan. Fedor Emelianenko versus Satoshi Ishii - Olympic Judo Champion. Emelianenko defeated Ishii in the first round.

2012 - Got the title of seven-time champion of Russia in Russian Combat Sambo National Championship. He fought with his little brother Alexander Emelianenko in final fight. Alexander was defeated in 7 seconds. You can see this fight on my site - Fedor Emelianenko vs. Alexander Emelianenko.

Emelianenko won the last fight against Pedro Rizzo in 88 seconds. 


Fedor Emelianenko Training Day




The Next Fight of Fedor Emelianenko


The new information about the next fight is not available.


The next fight will take place June 21, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Fedor Emelianenko will fight versus Pedro Rizzo. This fight may the last in the Fedor' career.

According the interview of Fedor to Sportbox, the next fight will in July 2012Emelianenko wants to cure all his injures before the next fightwill take place.

Accordind to rumors, the next fight may be in Monaco, may be versusBobby Lashley.


I will update this article in time. Also, I will publish all fights of Fedor Emelianenko. 

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