Fedor Emelianenko, nicknamed “The Last Emperor”, is a mixed martial arts fighter from Russia. He has fought for the Pride Fighting Championship, the Rizin Fighting Federation, and Bellator MMA. In 2012, he took time off from professional MMA and returned in 2015.

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Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko was born on September 28, 1976, in Rubizhne, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He currently fights out of Stary Oskol, Belgorod, Russia. He stands 183 cm tall and he has an impressive reach of 193 cm. His weight was last listed at 108 kg, which allows him to play in the heavyweight division.

Height / weight 1.83 m / 108 kg
Born 28 Sep 1976
Nationality Russian Federation Russian Federation
Style Sambo
Nickname The Last Emperor
Official Site http://www.fedoremelianenko.tv/eng/

He fights in the style of Sambo and Judo. And he is a black belt and International Master of Sport in Judo and is the 1st Razryad Grand Master in Sambo. He has been a part of the FedorTeam, Red Devil Sport Club/Alexander Nevsky OAMK, and Russian Top Team teams.

Throughout his fighting career, he has been trained by Volk Han, Andrei Kopylov, Vladimir Voronov, Alexander Michkov, Peter Teijsse, and Ernesto Hoost.


Emelianenko turned pro in May 2000. His first fight was against Martin Lazarov for Rings Russia. He continued to fight for Rings until February 2002, fighting in 11 fights, and winning 10. In June 2002 he fought for Pride. He was undefeated in Pride FC.

One of the biggest losses of his career was against Fabricio Werdum in June 2010. This was his 2nd fight for Strikeforce. It affected him so much that he lost his next two fights. In 2012, he retired from professional MMA but before that, he had a win against Pedro Rizzo for M-1 Global.

In 2015, he returned to professional MMA and beat Jaideep Singh for the Rizin Fighting Federation. He started fighting for Bellator MMA in June 2017. His first fight was a loss to Matt Mitrione. He followed this with a win against Frank Mir in 2018.

In 2019, he was defeated by Ryan Bader. The two had a rematch in 2023, and Emelianenko lost to Bader once again.

Career Record

Mixed Martial Arts Record

Total - 48

  • Wins - 40
  • By knockout - 16
  • By submission - 15
  • By decision - 9
  • Losses - 7
  • By knockout - 6
  • By submission - 1
  • No contests - 1

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