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In Case You Missed It: The Emelianenko Brothers Worked a Bout Last Month [VIDEO]

(“Now insult my mother and tell me you want to slap her on the ass and make her cook you some borscht.”)

With today’s fighting landscape where we see teammates competing against one another like Gokan Saki fighting Golden Glory training partner Alistair Overeem in K-1 and Carlos Condit preparing to take on Team Jackson stablemate Georges St-Pierre, you’d think that brothers competing in a combat sambo match wouldn’t be a big deal.

Apparently Fedor Emelianenko disagrees.

The former PRIDE and WAMMA heavyweight champion competed in his beloved Russian mat sport last month and when he found himself paired with younger brother Aleksander in the heavyweight final, the fix was in.

Instead of squaring off, Alecks, who is a four-time Sambo champ, embraced Fedor, allowing himself to be thrown and submitted by his brother with an armbar, in what looked more like a demo than a bout.

The brief display made Bob Sapp look like a gamer.

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Here’s what Fedor said about “winning” the championship:

“I’m glad to take part in the Russian championship,” he told RIA-Novosti. “I always try to come out here when I have no professional fights, like this time around. I think combat sambo is the best kind of martial art – it combines boxing, wrestling and sporting sambo. As for the final bout, my brother gave in to me today. He always gives in to me. Did I give 100 per cent? Let’s not talk about that today.”

Maybe his training wasn’t as intense as it was for past events.

They could have at least made it interesting for the fans who were at the event. It’s not like they haven’t sparred with each other before and they wear headgear.


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NomadRip- March 9, 2012 at 6:10 am
I've never watched Sambo before, and always had the mistaken impression it was just wrestling with gi jackets. I need to get out more...
Mofo- March 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm
"at least make an attempt to make it look like your a respectable mma news outlet."

Haha! Get a sense of humor dipshit.
holeeball- March 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm
These guys are actually brothers and this article is actually meaningless.
ksgbobo- March 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm
The part where they showed the two ladies talking went down like this...

Bitch on the right: (in a whisper) I heard CP used to be a good website. Whats up with their gay ass contests now. Like, who has access to Adobe Photoshop or even knows how do it. Plus, I heard ksgbobo was bangin' Brittney Palmer!

Bitch on the left: (astonished about what she heard in regards to ksgbobo bangin' Brittney Palmer and does not care about what was previously said) That bitch!
scrapdo- March 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm
I'm with BHOP. We watched this live stream a month ago and everyone knew Alex had given himself up. File this under....actually don't file this at all.
I really used to like this site.
ArmFarmer- March 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm
When I was in high school, they let us put JV guys in the big 32 team tournament to fill openings. My friend and his JV counterpart ended up facing each other. Because we already knew who was better, the JV guy took a dive and the match ended in a 5 second pin. The purpose was so that our varsity guy wouldn't waste energy or risk getting hurt in a pointless match. This was probably the same deal.. Aleks sacrificed himself to help push Fedor along, instead of wearing each other out. Not a big deal.
El Guapo- March 8, 2012 at 10:56 am
"And I will strike
down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you!" -Fedor L. Jackson
Fried Taco- March 8, 2012 at 10:46 am
At least Aleks tried harder than Bob Sapp.
google- March 8, 2012 at 10:35 am
Fedor did not want to get hepatitis, and his brother did not one to give it to him. end of story.

Do you really come here for the late breaking news? If so, your a fucking idiot. Go somewhere and die.
blaphtome- March 8, 2012 at 10:19 am
@mitchafca Wow, nothin gets by you.
BHOP- March 8, 2012 at 10:14 am
Why are you talking about a sambo competition from a month ago? How is this news? The Emelianenko brothers actually respect each other, so what if one let the other one win instead trying to choke the other out? Stop making this more than it is, I know its probably a slow news day for you guys, but at least make an attempt to make it look like your a respectable mma news outlet.
mitchafca- March 8, 2012 at 10:02 am
wtf clearly set up