Fedor's defence of his Combat Sambo title.

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Bemin
11/11/07 1:57:06AM
Well Fedor successfully defended his title. Here is the story...


Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) won the open-weight division of the 31st Combat Sambo World Championship on Nov. 10 in Prague. With the win, the 31-year-old Russian, widely regarded as the No. 1 heavyweight fighter in the world, defended the title he won two years ago in the Czech Republic capital.

To do so, he had to step on the mats only once. The 220-plus-pound representative from Uzbekistan did not show in Prague, thus giving Fedor a bye to the semifinals. There he quickly took out a Bulgarian fighter via choke to set up a meeting with a Ukrainian competitor in the finals.

Much to Fedor's chagrin, the Ukrainian fighter, who had defeated UFC veteran Kristof Midoux (Pictures) in the other semifinal, did not turn up either, handing Fedor the victory.



I sure hope this guy opts for some real compition soon before his legacy is lost. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=9904
rabbit915
11/11/07 10:11:59AM
I read an article with an interesting line in there. It said that the reason Fedor joined M-1 may have been because the UFC wouldnt let him participate in Sambo competitions. Not sure if that is true but it makes you think.
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