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Fedor Emelianenko – Last Emperor

Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko is a four-time MMA world champion, three-time combat sambo world champion, number one in the world fighters ranking, Honored Master of Sports of Russia in combat sambo, master of sports of international class in judo, winner of many prestigious awards in the field of martial arts.
Thanks to the incredible fight statistics (30 wins in 31 fights) Fedor was nicknamed The Last Emperor. No one has ever been able to knocked Fedor out.

Fedor Emelianenko was born on September 28, 1976 in the Soviet Union into the family of a welder and a teacher. Fedor has an older sister Marina (born in 1974) and two younger brothers – Alexander (born 1981) and Ivan (born in 1988). Alexander and Ivan are also fighters.
At the age of 10 Fedor was engaged in sambo and judo. And even then he wasn’t like his peers. Fedor worked very hard and many times spent the nights at the gym. The boy took his brother Alexander with him, because the parents were at work. As a result, Alexander became a professional fighter too.

Fedor and Alexander Emelianenko

Fedor and Alexander Emelianenko

Fedor and Alexander Emelianenko

Fedor and Alexander Emelianenko

From 1995 till 1997, along with peers, Emelianenko served in the Russian army. It was a difficult period for the family, as the parents had decided to divorce. In spite of that Fedor continued to communicate with his father, who died in August 2012.

Two years after his return from the army in 1999, Fedor married Oksana. They had known each other from school. They have a daughter, Masha. But the marriage was not destined to be happy and after 7 years of marriage in 2006, they divorced.

A year after the divorce, on December 29, 2007 Fedor’s girlfriend Marina gave birth to their daughter Vasilisa. In autumn 2009 Fedor and Marina got officially married. And in July 2011 their second daughter Elizaveta was born. Family is the most important thing in Fedor’s life.

In 2009 Fedor graduated from the Belgorod State University, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport.

On October 20, 2010 Emelianenko became a member of the Belgorod Regional Duma. Deputy program is mainly aimed at the development of youth movements, as well as the promotion of sports interests of society.
Emelianenko is the President of the Russian Union of mixed martial arts.
Fedor Emelianenko
According to many people who have close contact with Emelianenko, he is a humble man. The Last Emperor is a very restrained person and speaks about his opponent always with respect. He’s never boasted of his awards and achievements. He always wears modest clothing and the money for him is only the possibility to help his family and the people around him.

In 2009 Fedor starred in the film “Salamander Key”, where he played the role of the Riot – Fyodor.
In 2008, the publisher Victory Belt Publishing published the book «Fedor: The Fighting System of the World’s Undisputed King of MMA».
In 2012, Emelianenko was the co-author of the book “Sambo – the science of Victory”.
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Fedor Emelianenko – Last Emperor