Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko

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Birth Name: Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko

Place of Birth: Rubizhne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)

Date of Birth: 28 September, 1976

Ethnicity: Ukrainian

Fedor Emelianenko is a Ukrainian-Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist (MMA), sambist, judoka, and politician. He has competed for Rizin Fighting Federation, Bellator MMA, RINGS, Strikeforce, and M-1 Global, and has won championships and accolades in MMA Pride Fighting Championships, the FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship, and the Russian Judo Federation National Championship. He has a large number of fans in countries like Japan, Korea, the U.S., and in Russia. Fedor is considered to be the most dominant heavyweight MMA fighter of all time. He is 6′0″ and 233 pounds, and does not have a cut physique like many heavyweights. Despite his seemingly unfavourable physical traits, Fedor has found a way to dominate his division. He is nicknamed “The Last Emperor.”

Fedor was born in Rubizhne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, and moved to Belgorod, now in Russia, with his family at the age of two. He resides in Belgorod. Fedor started martial arts training with Judo and Sambo, a Russian martial art with roots in folk styles of Wrestling and Judo. He was part of the Russian national Judo team in 1997.

He is married to Marina. He has a daughter with his former wife Oksana; and two children with Marina. He is a practicing Orthodox Christian.

Source: https://www.espn.com


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. nnnnn says:

    I watched his fights.
    “russian of ukrainean heritage”. like Klitschkos

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