Mixed martial arts record

Wins = 27
By knockout = 6
By submission = 14
Losses = 1
Draws = 0
No contests = 1

Great sub. defence, great subs, great strikes, great balance, can kick, can take a few punches and is the best in the world at making a great gameplan and executing it


Fedor Emelianenko was born in 1976 in the Rubezhnoe town in Luhansk region, presently a part of Ukraine (part of the Soviet Union at the time). Fedor's family moved to Stary Oskol, Russia in 1978. His mother, Olga Feodorovna, is a teacher. His father, Vladimir Alexandrovich, is a gas-electric welder. Fedor is the second child in the family and has an older sister, Marina, and two younger brothers, Aleksander (born 1981) and Ivan (born 1988). Aleksander is also an MMA fighter in PRIDE, and Ivan is currently in training, though Ivan doesn't train at the level at which Fedor trains.
Fedor finished high school in 1991 and graduated with honors from a professional trade school in 1994. From 1995 until 1997, Emelianenko served in the Russian Army as a military firefighter.
In 1999 he married his wife, Oksana, who had their first daughter, Masha, in the same year. In his spare time, Fedor has stated he likes the sun and going to the beach.
Emelianenko's enthusiasm for fighting began with Sambo and Judo. He initially trained under Vasiliy Ivanovich Gavrilov, and later under his current coach, Vladimir Mihailovich Voronov. Voronov remembers that ten-year-old Fedor was relatively weak physically and did not have an innate grappling talent; instead, Fedor's biggest strength was his perseverance and strong will.Emeliananko's official biography erroneously states that he trained in Sambo during his army years. However, Fedor has specified in his 2005 Amsterdam interview hat this is incorrect, and his training in the army was limited to running and strength training in a makeshift gym he put together himself.In 1997, Emelianenko received the official certification of a "Master of Sports" in Sambo and Judo and became part of the Russian national team Fedor earned a bronze medal in the 1998 Russian Judo Championship. In 2000, he started studying striking with arms and legs under coach Alexander Vasilievich Michkov. Fedor started competing in combat sambo and mixed martial arts in 2000, because he "didn't have any money" Fedor used to weight train extensively, but in 1999 he almost completely substituted his weight exercises with sport-specific training in grappling, boxing and kick-boxing. His strength training consists of daily pull-ups, push ups on parallel bars, and crunches.[12] Emelianenko also runs 12-15 kilometers (7.5 - 9.3 miles) every day Fedor is a proponent of high altitude training, and he travels to Kislovodsk, Russia with his team once or twice a year to train in high altitude.Fedor's team consists of coach Voronov (grappling), coach Michkov (boxing), coach Ruslan Nagnibeda (Muay Thai), Oleg Neustroev (doctor, masseuse and psychologist all in one), and his training partners, including Roman Zentsov, another PRIDE fighter, and, until June 2006, Fedor's brother, Aleksander Emelianenko In 2005 Emelianenko started paying special attention to improving his kicking technique. He trained Muay Thai with kickboxer Ernesto Hoost in Netherlands,[15] and added a Muay Thai coach, Ruslan Nagnibeda, “Seikin-do” league 78 kg title holder from 1998 to 2002 (33-3-1) and a former Tula State University Muay Thai instructor, to his team.



Mixed martial arts record

Wins = 20
By knockout = 4
By submission = 13
Losses = 5
Draws = 0

Josh "the babyfaced assassin" Barnett is yet another wrestler at the very top of the MMA mountain. He is a big man who overpowers his opponants and wears them down with his methodical GnP.


Barnett became the youngest UFC heavyweight champion after defeating Randy Couture in early 2002. Later that year, the title was stripped from Barnett after he tested positive for EQ aka Boldenone, an anabolic steroid. His fighting license was temporarily suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

At this point, Josh Barnett began his career overseas as a professional wrestler in the New Japan Pro Wrestling organization. He also continued to compete in MMA fights. In his fight on October 31, 2004 with Mirko Filipović, he suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery and over six months of rehab. His first fight back post-injury was a rematch against Filipović, which he lost by unanimous decision. He came back with a win against Kazuhiro Nakamura at PRIDE 31. He later beat Aleksander Emelianenko (brother of current PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko), by a keylock in the first round of the PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix at PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute. He submitted Mark Hunt via kimura in the second round of the Open Weight Grand Prix at PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute.
Josh Barnett defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by a controversial split decision in the semi finals of the Open Weight Grand Prix, and then lost the final match of the PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute to the Croatian mixed martial artist Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović on September 10, 2006. This was his third consecutive loss to Mirko Filipović, and second due to submission.
Barnett recently fought the Polish Judo gold medalist Pawel Nastula at PRIDE 32, the organization's first show in the USA. In order to fight again in Nevada, the Nevada State Athletic Commission required that Barnett pass a mandatory drug test, which he did. In a surprisingly competitive match which had Nastula in control of the first round and most of the second. Barnett reversed Nastula from the bottom and was able to secure the toe-hold submission which earned him the victory. At a post fight press conference Barnett complimented Nastula on his performance. Barnett's opponent, Nastula, tested positive for steroids.
Barnett lost a rematch by unanimous decision to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at PRIDE Shockwave 2006. He hasn't fought in MMA since.

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