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Aleks Emelianenko Won the Russian Combat Sambo Championship, By the Way

Josh Barnett isn’t the only troubled MMA fighter who doesn’t mind spending his free time beating up on guys who aren’t really on his level.  Aleksander Emelianenko likes himself a good mismatch almost as much as he likes tattoos, so naturally it just made sense for him to totally rule the 2010 Russian Combat Sambo Championships.  In keeping with the Emelianenko family’s proud Sambo history, Aleks took home the gold medal after roughing up a couple of guys who seemed like they didn’t particularly want to be in there with him, and then finished with a fun little romp against old pal Kiril "Baby Fedor" Sidelnikov in the finals. 

Check out that bout, where they apparently love each other too much to throw hands, after the jump.  Make sure to pay close attention to how both men use the handshake as an opportunity to jump their opponent at different points in the match.  The Russian crowd just can’t get enough of that gag.

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SciaticNervePain- October 25, 2011 at 3:44 am
I still think Aleks has some skills. He’s big, can box and has some impressive wrestling/sambo skills.
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ctownhood- February 25, 2010 at 5:50 am
Combat Sambo=Judo+Greco's MMA with a Gi top
NateGetsIrate- February 25, 2010 at 12:22 am
Russians are some dirty fuckin' fighters. But I guess that would explain the Hep, right?
BrandonTheTruth- February 25, 2010 at 12:17 am
Randy Pan- February 24, 2010 at 11:50 pm
Tangentially-related video alert. Jump to 3:56 to see Anderson Silva shrug off the possibility that Fedor is a better fighter.


fiveforfive- February 24, 2010 at 9:01 pm
Combat Sambo = Amateur MMA?
Lek- February 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm
was that pan down at the end to the top of that 'bald' guy's head Fedor?
MMA42- February 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Do I even dare ask how he got caught with it? I think I missed that one.
Wrye Bash- February 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm
Aleksander doesn't have hepatitis. I've confirmed, from a reputable source, that he in fact has GRIDS.
DazedNConfused- February 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm
I still think Aleks has some skills. He's big, can box and has some impressive wrestling/sambo skills. Id like to see him in America... too bad he contracted some... things.