Friday Flicks: Fedor Emelianenko MMA Highlight
Fedor Emelianenko was born on August 17th, 1983 in Makhachkala, Russia. He began training at the age of 7 with his father Vladimir (who is now retired).
At the time he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life; however, after watching some fights of Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock, he decided to become a fighter himself. After several years of training, he won the Russian Championship and later became a professional. His first bout was against Igor Vovchanchyn at UFC 1 in 2001. He lost via TKO but it started his rise to fame as one of the most popular fighters in the world today.
He’s fought all over the world, including Japan, Mexico, Brazil and the United States. Most recently he defeated Antonio Silva to win the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix title in May 2011.
Since then he’s been a mainstay on the UFC roster where he holds victories over such names as Frank Mir, Quinton Jackson and Dan Henderson. He currently has two children from previous relationships.
He’s got a very short, stocky frame and is incredibly strong for his size. His wrestling and judo abilities are top notch and he has a fantastic cardio system.
In short, he’s one of the most athletically gifted fighters in the world today. Add that to his ability to take punishment and you’ve got one of the toughest fighters out there.
He fights for the First Russian Martial Arts Academy in San Jose. Arguably the best MMA camp in the world, it’s produced such fighters as Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Keith Jardine and Gegard Mousasi, just to name a few.
His training partners are all top notch and really help him prepare for each fight.
Fedor is the greatest competitor in MMA history. There’s no way around it.
His resume is unmatched and he’s always been a fighter fans could get behind. Fans have even given him the nickname “The Last Emperor”, alluding to his reign as the best heavyweight in the world.
While his days as an active fighter are coming to an end, he’ll remain one of the biggest names in the sport for many years to come.
alexander emelianenko record
Fedor’s fight record is quite impressive. He’s been the victor in 27 of his fights and has only suffered 3 losses.
Many consider him to be the greatest heavyweight fighter to ever live.His last five fights have resulted in victory for him and I don’t believe that’s going to change any time soon. His last defeat was back in 2010 when he fought Matt Mitrione. He was very upset that night by the loss but got right back on the horse and has won every fight since then.
alexander emelianenko wiki
For those of you who don’t know much about him, here’s a quick rundown. He was born in Russia on August 17th, 1982 and now resides in California.
He has a combined record of 65-4-1 with 51 wins by way of knockout. The only men who have been able to stop him were Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum and Matt Mitrione.
Most recently, he defeated Ben Rothwell via technical knockout in the first round. He hasn’t lost a fight since Matt Mitrione defeated him back in 2010.
While no official announcement has been made, he’s pratically confirmed the news that this will be his last year as an MMA fighter. Fans have been speculating for years that this would be the case and it appears their instincts were correct.
At the age of 36, he’s preparing to retire at the top of the heavyweight division.
alexander i. emelianenko children
Fedor has two children, a son and a daughter. His son is currently enrolled in college and his daughter is still in high school.
Both children were born in the United States while he was fighting here so they hold American citizenship. Like their father, both are accomplished in sports with his son playing baseball and his daughter playing volleyball. Neither one has shown an interest in following in his footsteps but you can never tell.
alexander emelianenko net worth
At the peak of his MMA career, his net worth was $5 million. After the UFC purchased the former company he was fighting for, his contract was bought out and he took a pay cut.
Still, he earned $500,000 between 2012 and 2013. Between various business deals and his earnings from MMA and boxing, he has a net worth of around $10 million.
alexander emelianenko wife
His wife is a former professional basketball player from Russia. Her name is Jolene and she’s a big time celebrity there.
In fact, she’s even more famous than he is. They met on the set of a movie they were filming in 2003 and were married not long after that. The pair has two children together, a son and daughter.
alexander emelianenko age
He is now 35 years old and has been fighting for over a decade now. While he isn’t the young fighter that he used to be, he’s still got a few more years in him.
In fact, he should easily reach the age of 40 before deciding to hang up his gloves for good.
alexander emelianenko height and weight
He’s 6 feet tall and weighs 239 pounds. While this puts him at a size disadvantage to the average heavyweight, it doesn’t stop him from dominating in the octagon.