UNCASVILLE, Conn. – If Fedor Emelianenko wants a rematch against Fabricio Werdum, Bellator president Scott Coker says he’ll get one. The bout was part of the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. UFC president Dana White stated he was being released, "Yeah, he's being cut. Josh Barnett was originally slated to fight Emelianenko for the Heavyweight title, but turned down the fight, asserting that he was unprepared. Bellator: Dynamite 1 smashed company records for live gate and live attendance. [77][78] On 23 July 2009, Vitor Belfort – who was already on the card – was reported as a likely replacement,[79] but the next day Affliction canceled the event citing limited time to find a suitable replacement and inadequate time to promote the fight. Nogueira was considered by many fans to be virtually unbeatable, due to his endurance and submission skills. With Fujita unable to amount a significant attack, Emelianenko was able to recover. [26] Footage shows that the cut was caused by a missed looping punch where Kohsaka's elbow struck Emelianenko's head. Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinal. Bellator expected a big response for its most ambitious show to date, and in a way it got what it wanted. In the stand-up, Emelianenko's aggressive boxing makes a wide usage of the "Russian hook" or casting punch popularised by Igor Vovchanchyn,[141] as well as other types of more technical power punches to the body and head. [52] At five minutes into the first round, Hunt made two attempts at an americana on Emelianenko's left arm but failed to complete them. Defended WAMMA Heavyweight Championship; Knockout of the Year (2009). Nogueira had won a decision against Emelianenko's former teammate Sergei Kharitonov earlier that night. Fedor, fight: comments ( … Next Fight. [36] In 2011, Goodridge recalled his fight with Emelianenko; "Fedor hits so hard, I don't remember anything (from the fight). On the wrestling aspect, Emelianenko has showed a high level acumen of hip throws from judo and sambo to bring his adversary to the ground, preferring to work from the clinch as opposed to the more common leg take downs. [112][113], Emelianenko faced Fábio Maldonado on 17 June 2016 competing for a promotion on the regional circuit in St. Petersburg (Russia). "[37], 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. [196], On 28 July 2012, Emelianenko replaced Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as a staff member of Russia's Council of Physical Fitness & Sports. Emelianenko is also a member of the VOS gym in the Netherlands, where he trains with Johan Vos and Lucien Carbin. [98], On 7 October 2011 Emelianenko stated "Yes, I've lost my last fights, but every time there were definite reasons for that. The guy's a stud. "[211], In Fighters Only magazine, a sports psychologist was quoted as saying, "The best when it comes to the stare down is Fedor Emelianenko. But the win somehow eluded me. It's emotionless; it goes deeper than skin level. I've never been hit that hard before. [63], President and CEO of M-1 Global Monte Cox 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. [17], Emelianenko was one of 80 Russian sports champions, cultural icons and national heroes to carry the Olympic torch in St. Petersburg in 2008. [39] 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. After his bout with Gary Goodridge, the Emelianenko brothers left Russian Top Team and began to train in St. Petersburg with Red Devil Sport Club, managed by Vadim Finkelchtein. Emelianenko is also a multiple Russian, European and World Combat Sambo champion. "[212], Fedor trains with his youngest brother Ivan, who has competed in Combat Sambo. [130], Emelianenko fought Quinton Jackson on 29 December 2019 at a Bellator and Rizin co-produced event in Japan. If I was to do it again – if I see a fighter face down receiving shots, I'm going to step in and stop the fight. Emelianenko won by knockout in the first round. In a statement released through his management, Emelianenko added that he has retired from his position at the Russian Ministry of Sport, and will put all attention toward his comeback. His unparalelled 27-fight win streak came to an end when he was submitted by Fabricio Werdum under the Strikeforce banner in June 2010. Fedor Emelianenko (39-6 1 NC) has been competing since 2000. [58] Dana White expressed interest in signing Emelianenko, but considered his management team to be the primary barrier,[59] whereas Finkelchtein cited difficult negotiations as the reason. He said that Russia and Ukraine are "two different states," but that for him they were "still the same country. From 1995–97, he served in the Russian Army as a Military Firefighter and then as a member of the Tank Division near Nizhny Novgorod. So I think people shouldn't pay attention to these "loud" comments. He then submitted Fujita at 4:17 in the first round with a rear naked choke. He worked his way up and knocked Fujita down with body kick and a punching combo. Emelianenko was then able to get the fight to the ground and land several body shots, which weakened his opponent. [88][89], Emelianenko's first fight in Strikeforce was against then-undefeated Brett Rogers in the main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers on 7 November 2009. Who is the greatest MMA fighter of all time? [127], In the final, Emelianenko faced Ryan Bader for the vacant Bellator Heavyweight World Championship in the main event at Bellator 214 on 26 January 2019. The fight was canceled only few hours before the fight as Mitrione was suffering from kidney stones and the promoter was unable to line up a substitute opponent in such a short notice. Jun 20, 2012 - One day, the mixed martial arts world will move on without Fedor Emelianenko. Emelianenko survived Nogueira's guard, considered the most dangerous in MMA and easily defended all of Nogueira's submission attempts, dominating him for 20 minutes with a brutal ground and pound. He was not able to pull guard for any considerable time. [35] Emelianenko took down Goodridge after wobbling him with standing combinations, then finished him with ground and pound in the first round by referee stoppage. [121], On 20 November 2016 it was announced that Emelianenko would face Matt Mitrione at Bellator's 18 February 2017 show in San Jose, California at Bellator 172. They don't look at you, they look through you. Fedor Emelianenko: A CBS Showcase of Family, Faith, and a Russian Fighter. [83] After reportedly offering Emelianenko a contract worth just under 2 million US dollars per fight, with incentives to make much more based on pay per view revenues for fights he headlined,[84] negotiations fell apart after Emelianenko's management team demanded a co-promotion between UFC and M-1 Global, terms which White deemed unacceptable. [18], In 1997, Emelianenko received the certification of "Master of Sports" in Judo and Sambo. 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