Free live stream: M-1 ‘Final Challenge’ on Jan.11

On January 11th, Team Holland takes on Team Russia Red Devil at M-1 ‘Final Callenge’ in Amstelveen, the Netherlands at the Special Sports Centrum Arena. MMA fans get a special treat as the event will be streamed live on the M-1 Global website: www.m1mixfight.com beginning at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST (21:00 Moscow Time) this Sunday.

The event, which features the two teams in a battle for the championship title of the inaugural M-1 Challenge season, also features four ‘super bouts’. Here is the line up for the nine-bout fight card:

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“The crazy Russians” call out Dana White

Yesterday, M-1 Global’s president, Vadim Finkelchtein, invited Dana White to meet Fedor at “Day of Reckoning”.

Finkelchtein, who is also Fedor Emelinenko’s manager said, “Dana White has a tendency towards arrogance and everything not Dana White is either crazy or stupid. All this stuff about us not wanting to work with UFC is just utterly and completely untrue.”

He continued, “We’ve always been completely open to basically working with anybody, including the UFC, because our goal has always been to put the greatest fighters against each other. And if the greatest fighter is a part of the UFC, fine, let’s put him up against our best guy and see how they do.”

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Blagoi Ivanov at Sambo World Championship 2008

Here is Fedor Emelianenko at the 2008 Sambo World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia which took place November 13-17. Fedor has long been regarded as the number one heavyweight MMA fighter in the world and some even regard him as the number one pound for pound fighter in the world. However, he had to settle … Read more

The Russian invasion of The Shemetov Brothers

Vitaly Shemetov
Sergey Shemetov

by:  Jack Bratcher

Meet Sergey and Vitalius Shemetov; two brothers from Siberia with more combat credentials than General George Patton.  The Shemetov brothers have spent many years training and paying their dues in their homeland and around Europe and now have decided to set their sights upon America.

They have seen another couple of Russian brothers venture into the U.S. and gain the respect and attention of fans and media alike and they too have similar aspirations.

Growing up and being trained in combat Sambo, the brothers began expanding their repertoire with muay thai, kickboxing, and boxing and competing in events such as Kumite, Pancrase, K-1,  DRAKA, and much more.  Here’s an abbreviated list of the accomplishments of the brothers Shemetov:

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Aleksander Emelianenko to fight in November

On November, 21 M-1 Challenge 9 will be held at the Sports Hall “Ice Palace” in Moscow. Red Devil will take on Team Korea and Russia’s Legion will look to gain victory over Team Holland. In one of two scheduled superfights Aleksander Emelianenko (13-3) will face off with Korean prospect Sang Soo Lee (9-4) who’s coming off an impressive stoppage victory over Roman Zentsov at M-1 Challenge 7.

Aleksander is on a four fight win streak, ending them all in the first round, two by submission and two by KO. His most recent fight was against Silvao Santos in April of this year. He defeated Santos by TKO (Punches) in round one. People will remember that Aleksander was scheduled to fight on the Affliction: Banned card earlier this year but was pulled off the card at the last minute due to medical clearance problems.

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Oh What A Night…

By: Shogun Gracie…. Arigato PUTOSSS 24 wins, 16 by knockout, 2001 – 2003 16-0 with only 2 decisions in that 3 year span. And you hate his guts, you boo him, and you call him boring. From the mean streets of Ellsworth, Maine. Tim Sylvia is 6’8″ 250lbs. and love him or hate him he will  … Read more

Fedor Emelianenko Training Video

p>If you speak Russian, then please transcribe this video for us.  Otherwise, just enjoy the champ of the world as he goes through his training regimen in the home country.  Fedor’s next fight is coming up July 19th in Anaheim, California.  He will be facing former UFC Heavyweight Champ Tim Sylvia. Fedor Video

TIM SYLVIA TALKS ABOUT FIGHTING FEDOR EMELIANENKO (VIDEO)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mjze_rCR98&hl=en] Tim Sylvia will face what many consider the number one ranked Heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist in the world; some even say the best fighter on the planet July 19th on the Aflliction: Banned card in California. The name of that mythical-like opponent for Sylvia is none other than the legendary Fedor Emelianenko. Tim says … Read more