Fedor Emelianenko and American Jeff Monson. Photo: Alexey Druzhinin / RIA Novosti www.ria.ru
Relay of the Olympic flame in Belgorod. Photo: Pavel Lisitsyn / RIA Novosti www.ria.ru
Russian mixed-style fighter (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko intends to attend the battle of his younger brother Alexander, which will be held on May 5 in Yekaterinburg. This is reported by TASS with reference to the organizers of the competition.
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Alexander will fight with the Brazilian Gabriel Gonzaga, this duel will be the main battle of the evening, organized by one of the largest international promotion companies. Today, the contestants passed the mandatory weigh-in, and the weight of Emelianenko Jr. was 116.2 kg, while Gonzaga outweighed the Russian soldier by more than three kilograms, showing a weight of 119.6.
The uneasy relationship between the two Emelianenko brothers is not a secret to anyone. They have not spoken personally for more than five years, and at the end of last year a conflict arose between them in the media, when Alexander gave a very frank interview, to which Fedor reacted very emotionally. However, as the source notes, the tournament organizers hope to reconcile the brothers.
By the way
The second fight of the evening in Yekaterinburg will be a duel of another Russian fighter – Ivan Shtyrkov. He will meet with another representative of Brazil, Geronimo Dos Santos. They today also passed the weigh-in, and Dos Santos was significantly heavier, showing on the scales 120,150 kg. Weight Shtyrkov was 107,350 kg.
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