Fedor Emelianenko’s Brother, Alexander Emelianenko, Retires from MMA Competition

December 23, 2012
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Aleksander EmelianenkoAleksander Emelianenko, younger brother of pound-for-pound great Fedor Emelianenko, has called it a career.

The thirty-one-year-old Russian mixed martial artist announced his retirement via his Facebook page, stating injuries sustained over a competitive fight career were the determining factor with regards to his retirement.

Emelianenko went 21-6 during his MMA career and was one of Pride FC’s scarier heavyweights.  Winning three in a row in Pride FC, he lost to Josh Barnett in the opening round of the Openweight Grand Prix.  Emelinaneko faced off with some of the best fighters in the world, including Barnett, Fabricio Werdum, and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, during his career.

At one point of his career, it was said he would fight with the UFC.  Due to medical concerns, which were never actually made public, he never got that opportunity.  Many media outlets stated the reason was a positive hepatitis-c test, although that was never 100-percent confirmed by the fighter.

In recent years, Aleksander was unable to find a permanent home and fought wherever the paycheck was.  In what was his final fight, he was submitted by Jeff Monson, who was earlier defeated by his older brother Fedor in his last fight.  Quite fitting, the Emelianenko brothers finished out their careers with the same opponent, granted with a differing end result.

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  • Nice sentiment but….

    Fedor fought twice more after his fight with Monson…..

    • hamm

      Right the Asian dude and Pedro rizzo rizzo was his last fight. How do they get that wrong

  • GoNoles

    that sucks i always like alex more than i did fedor

  • jeremy

    who cares, seriously he did nothing anyways. and hes an atheist so good riddance

    • Mike mckinney

      Oh crap, he is an atheist? I did know that. I guess I should hate him now like a good Christian.

    • frumps

      Why is an atheist a good riddance?

    • No Regrets

      Who says he is an atheist? Fedor is orthodox, and I would think Aleksander would be religious too.

    • GoNoles

      im a christian bro but who cares, hell i didnt know he was atheist if he is as long as somebody aint all in your face about it what should it matter, its his choice let him live with whatever comes with it. dude put on exciting fights i personally think this sucks. and christians and other religions are suppose to be tolerant bud so practice what you preach.

  • Mike

    God doesn’t exsist.

  • poop

    Whose ‘Aleksander?’

    • No Regrets

      That is how his name is spelled. NOT Alexander like the title says.

  • nothing new

  • They did not end their careers with the same opponent. This article makes this site look amateur.

  • Thanks for the fun times