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Fedor Emelianenko, The Great MMA Legend

Author: Phoenix Delray

Fedor Emelianenko has been hailed as one of the greatest MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) athletes that has ever been. He is currently the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight Champion. Born on September 28, 1976, Fedor Emelianenko has proven throughout the last decade that he is a prime heavyweight champion fighter, and is second to none. In Mixed Martial Arts fighting circles, he is known as The Last Emporor and has worked his way to becoming a legend in the sport.

Fedor Emelianenko was born in Luhansk, Ukraine, of the former USSR. Fedors father was a worker in the steel mills, and his mother was an elementary school teacher. Fedor Emelianenko has one older sister, and he has two brothers who also are fighters in Mixed Martial Arts. When Fedor Emelianenko was still very young, he started getting involved in the world of fighting. He started out training in Sambo and judo. By the time he was 10 years old, Fedor Emelianenko was working his way steadily up to becoming a master of both of those sports, even though apparently he had been very small as a child. Now standing at 6 feet tall, at 235 pounds, when he was a child he had not been overly tall, husky, or overweight.

Fedor Emelianenko graduated from his high school in 1991 and enrolled in a professional trade school, where he was an honors student and an honors graduate in 1994. From 1995 to 1997, Fedor Emelianenko was a soldier in the Russian Army, where he held his position as a military firefighter. While he was in the army, he continued his training with Sambo, his only workout area being a makeshift gym that he had put together.

Two years after he left the Russian Army, Fedor Emelianenko married his girlfriend, Oksana. A few months after they were married, their first child, a daughter named Masha, was born. In 2006, his marriage to his wife ended and he began a family with his girlfriend, Marina, and another daughter was born.

In 1997, Fedor Emelianenko was honored when he had earned the official certification of a Master of Sports in Judo and Sambo. The following year, Fedor Emelianenko earned the bronze medal n the Russian Judo Championship. In the year 2000, Fedor Emelianenko started competing on a professional level in mixed martial arts and combat Sambo.

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