St. Petersburg, Russia - The Russian Red Devils capitalized on their comrades’ support to emerge victorious from Russia’s ICE Palace Arena on Saturday, April 14th in the most anticipated pay-per-view event of the year, BodogFight: Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Lindland, Clash of the Nations.
The star-studded mixed martial arts card lived up to its billing, with Fedor Emelianenko, the #1 ranked heavyweight in the world taking on the #1 ranked middleweight, Matt “The Law” Lindland, in the main event. In the end, the sold out crowd, which included Russian President Vladimir Putin, got what they wanted, as their beloved champion improved to 26-1 after forcing his brave American challenger to tap out in the very first round.
News and Notes
- UFC veterans Wes “The Project” Sims and David Loiseau will appear on the upcoming Art of War 2 show May 11th in Austin, Texas.
- In a recent interview with TATAME, Pedro Rizzo, told the site that his next fight could be in June against Aleksander Emelianenko.
- Tito Ortiz was a no show yesterday for the weigh-ins for his bout with UFC president Dana White. White was on hand for the weigh-ins as he tipped the scales at 196 lbs. Once again the fight has been called off and this time the NSAC was unhappy with Ortiz as he wasted their staff’s time.
- PRIDE FC has added Zuluzinho vs. Butterbean and Gilbert Yvel vs. Volk Ataev to PRIDE 34: Kamikazie.
- After his victory last night at WEC 26: Las Vegas Urijah Faber called out “Kid” Yamamoto (15-1).
Sherdog.com is reporting that BodogFight has landed a deal that will allow PRIDE heavyweight ace Fedor Emelianenko to fight on the upcoming BodogFight card in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 3.
Fedor’s opponent on the card is expected to be former UFC heavyweight contender Jeff Monson. Also Aleksander Emelianenko is expected to fight Antonio Silva, should the Brazilian heavyweight defeat Eric Pele Saturday.
Fedor has one fight remaining on his PRIDE contract which will take place against Mark Hunt on New Year’s Eve.
Here are the full results from the “2 Hot 2 Handle” show which took place this past weekend.
Bouts with MMA rules:
- Fabricio Werdum def. Aleksander Emelianenko by submission (triangle choke) in Round 1
- Jon Olav Einemo def. James Thompson by submission (armbar) in Round 1
- Gilbert Yvel def. Rodney Faverus by KO in Round 1
- Murad Chunkaiev def. Michael Knaap by judges’ decision
- Brian Loanjoe def. Oktay Karatas by submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1
- Dave Dalgliesh def. Lukasz Jurkowski by KO in Round 2
- Michael Ettl def. Anil Dubar by judges’ decision
- Thiago Tavares def. Ulas Aslan by TKO in Round 1
- Jessie Gibs def. Milco Voorn by submission (armbar) in Round 1
Bouts with Muay Thai rules:
- Tyrone Spong def. Joeri Mes by KO in Round 5
- Faldir Chahbari def. Ali Gunyar by judges’ decision
- Murat Dereci def. Ray Staring by TKO in Round 3
- Henk Kuipers def. Barrington Patterson by judges’ decision (half Muay Thai rules and half Kyokushin rules)
- Ashwin Balrak def. Samir Bennazzouz by KO in Round 3
- Alviar Lima def. Marco Pique by judges’ decision
- Germaine de Randamie def. Joanna Generowicz by TKO in Round 1
GracieMag.com is reporting that PRIDE veteran Aleksander Emelianenko may test his luck in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
After facing Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum in Pride & Honor, the event taking place next Sunday, in Holland, the Russian Aleksander Emelianenko will finish talks with the directors of the UFC.
Dream Stage Entertainment has announced that former team-mates Sergei Kharitonov and Aleksander Emelianenko will fight September 10th as the reserve bout for the PRIDE Open Weight Grand Prix finals.