M-1 Global releases official statement regarding “Baby Fedor’s” positive steroid test

We reported to you late Tuesday evening that Kirill Sidelnikov, also known as “Baby Fedor,” had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol during testing which took place at Affliction: Day of Reckoning when he fought Paul Buentello on January 24, 2009. Early Wednesday morning PRO MMA (promma.info) received the following statement from Sidelnikov’s management regarding the Russian’s steroid use and his subsequent suspension:

M-1 Global officials first learned that Kirill Sidelnikov failed his post-fight screening for performance enhancing drugs when it was informed late last week by the California State Athletic Commission.

Immediately after the company was notified, an internal investigation was launched. As a part of the investigation, M-1 Global officials spoke with Kirill and asked him to explain his position.

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“Baby Fedor” tests positive for steroids

It has been reported that Russian MMA fighter Kirill Sidelnikov (5-3), also known as “Baby Fedor”, has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for the anabolic steroid, Stanozolol.

Sidelnikov’s positive test results stem from his last fight on January 24, 2009 at Affliction: Day of Reckoning in Anaheim, California, where he lost to Paul Buentello (27-10) by TKO due to doctor’s stoppage in the third round. Although nicknamed “Baby Fedor” due to his physique and aggressive fighting style, he was no match for the wily veteran that is Buentello.

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AFFLICTION: DAY OF RECKONING goes off this Saturday, Jan. 24

Affliction returns to Anaheim, California this Saturday, January 24th for “Day of Reckoning” featuring perhaps the most anticipated bout in MMA history as current World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko defends his belt against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.

Also on the card at heavyweight is Josh “Babyface Assassin” Barnett who takes on Gilbert Yvel. In a light-heavyweight match, current Strikeforce Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral takes on Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Matt Lindland will face former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort at middleweight.

Headlining the undercard, which will be broadcast on HDNet Fights, the last IFL Light-Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Matyushenko will take on PRIDE veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The main card will air on Pay-Per-View starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT. Here’s the full fight card:

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