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Video of the Day: Fedor vs. Aleks

(Props: “Kakkarotto_san” on the UG)

Check out this clip of Fedor and Aleksander Emelianenko (along with their coach, Vladimir Voronov) putting on a Sambo demonstration in Korea — and pay attention, because this might be the only time you’ll see Fedor tap in your lifetime. There’s a lot of super-slick throws from both brothers during the demo, though we don’t understand why Aleks didn’t haul off and start whaling on Fedor’s face when he had the chance.

Speaking of Aleks, the younger Emelianenko brother claims that those Hepetitis reports were false, and he was blocked from competing at Affliction only because he was late in getting his medical tests done. Well, who are you gonna believe, us or some mulleted ex-con? (It’s times like these that I truly appreciate the fact that I can hide behind a computer.)

Somewhat related: The upcoming Street Fighter IV video game will contain a new character named Abel, an MMA fighter whose outfit looks to be Sambo-influenced. Dude kind of looks like Jake O’Brien on massive amounts of steroids. According to, Abel was a huge hit among nerds gamers? nerds at Comic-Con, who overwhelmingly chose to play as him rather than new female character Crimson Viper.

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KellenAvalanche- July 30, 2008 at 5:33 am
Sambo has several differant styles i think, traditional involves ball shots I believe, which is totally rad. I think it's Russian military martial arts.?

Aleks probably (def) didn't punch Fedor's face in because it was a demo and so was the coach's fight. They have done this before..

It's interesting to see how much taller Aleksander is than Fedor, You don't see that angle or perspective too often.
KG- July 30, 2008 at 4:47 am
These are two bros that NO ONE fucked with back in school, I promise you that.
Aptninja- July 30, 2008 at 3:53 am
A) How fucking beautiful is this?
B) How much are these two brothers letting each other do stuff? Surely it's not that easy to reverse Fedor.
Friendo- July 30, 2008 at 12:18 am
How awsome is Fedor and his bro? I've seen them doing these goodwill demos before in Korea. Its their way of trying to grow Sambo. Fedor is a national treasure.
ikcedar- July 30, 2008 at 12:01 am
how the tides have turned on the coach. haha
cw- July 29, 2008 at 11:58 pm
The reason that Aleks didn't "start whaling" is that there is no 'whaling' in a Sambo demonstration. You guys watch too much UFC.
bobby- July 29, 2008 at 11:45 pm
there are no face shots in sambo. watch the show on the history channel where those two dudes go around the world learning the different fighting styles i believe its called human weapons or whatever. they go from sambo, street fighting, muay thai, and jui jistzu or what not
shutupandfight- July 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm
i'm not worthy.
E-Force- July 29, 2008 at 10:50 pm
Fedor Emelianenko DVD- July 29, 2008 at 10:45 pm
With sambo relying so much on heelhooks and armbars I can see now why Fedor gone over them in such detail in his MMA instructional DVD.
sol- July 29, 2008 at 9:30 pm
jemaleddin deserves a round of applause for that.

The amount of reversals in that video were crazy, Aleks did some very good reversals, that's why i feel Arlovski will fair pretty well against Fedor, I dont think he'll win but he will do well.

SF IV looks awesome
Me- July 29, 2008 at 8:27 pm
Okay so, Fedor is not nearly the greatest PfP out there. This video proves that he has simply scared the crap out of the competition. Aleks' record is fairly marred but has no fear of his brother and it shows. Though Fedor is still the better of the two, Aleks demonstrates what it takes.

Then again, if this were a real fight, things might be completely different. Guess we may never know....
MMA FAN- July 29, 2008 at 8:22 pm
has anyone checked this chik out? Megumi Fujii she is called the sambo princess.
undefeated, won every fight by sumbmission.
Fedor's big pee pee pee- July 29, 2008 at 7:26 pm
The word Cambo(Sambo) is an acronym of ?????????? ??? ?????? (SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya) meaning "self-defense without weapons" in Russian.
Sambo has its roots in Japanese judo and traditional folk styles of wrestling such as Armenian Koch, Georgian Chidaoba, Moldovan Trînt?, Uzbek Kurash, Mongolian Khapsagay and Azerbaijani Gulesh.
Anonymous- July 29, 2008 at 7:12 pm
Is it just me or is Sambo just like MMA without the full contact?

You should be a comedian Jemaleddin...
sdggrant- July 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm
That scream at 7:03 made me laugh :D

Was a pretty good video though.
ben- July 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm
+1 for Jemaleddin
turd ferguson- July 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm
that was fun to watch, if only i had those skills... girls only like guys with skills. All fedor needs is bo staff skills.....
Jemaleddin- July 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm
The problem with playing the Sambo character is that for long stretches of time, you can only fight the Freaks like E. Honda, Blanka and Dhalsim.