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Title: Fedor Emelianenko
Post by: Rainy on October 07, 2009, 09:54:50 am
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Fedor Emelianenko was born in 1976 in the city of Rubizhne, Luhansk in what was then the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine).In 1978, when he was two, his family moved within the Soviet

Union to Stary Oskol, Belgorod of the Russian SFSR. His mother, Olga Fedorovna, was a teacher and his father, Vladimir Alexandrovich Emelianenko, was a welder.Emelianenko is the second child in the family and has an older sister and two younger brothers, including professional mixed martial artist Aleksander Emelianenko. Fedor also trains with his youngest brother Ivan, who has competed in Combat Sambo, and plans to begin a career in MMA in either 2009, or 2010.

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.In 1999, he married his wife Oksana, and their first daughter Masha was born in the same year. In 2006, Emelianenko broke up with his wife and started a new family with his girlfriend Marina. On December 29, 2007, his second daughter Vasilisa was born. In his spare time, he likes to read, listen to music, and draw.

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.
Title: Re: Fedor Emelianenko
Post by: Rainy on October 07, 2009, 10:10:49 am
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Fedor Emelianenko is widely regarded as the one of the top 5 MMA fighter on the planet, regardless of weight. His only loss came as the result of a doctors' stoppage due to a cut and was avenged in brutal fashion. He has defeated a virtual "who's who" of heavyweight fighters including Andrei Arlovski, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (twice), Mark Hunt, Kevin Randleman, Mark Colman(twice), and Kazuyuki Fujita. On July 19, 2008, he defeated Tim Sylvia to become the first ever WAMMA heavyweight champion. He signed with Strikeforce in August of 2009 after negotiations with the UFC fell through.
Title: Re:Fedor Emelianenko Gets Married For The Second Time In Russia
Post by: Rainy on October 07, 2009, 10:12:52 am
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Just one month before his high profile fight against Brett Rogers on the November 7th Strikeforce card, Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Marina over the weekend in his native Russia. It is "The Last Emperor's" second marriage, his first having ended in 2006.

The celebration will have to be short lived for the fighter, who will be returning to training for his fight with Rogers.

Fedor vs. Brett Rogers will air on CBS on November 7.