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Aleksander Emelianenko

Aleksander "The Grim Reaper" Emelianenko

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  • Given Name: Александр Емельяненко, Aleksandr Emelianenko
  • Professional MMA Record: 23-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Grim Reaper
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1981.08.02
  • Last Fight: January 25, 2014 in CFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 264.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: AE Team
  • Height: 6'6" (199cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Stary Oskol, Russia
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Often overshadowed by his older brother, the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, Aleksander Emelianenko has nevertheless established himself as a top notch MMA heavyweight capable of beating the best in the world. A gold medalist at the 2006 Sambo World Championships, Emelianenko made his professional MMA debut in 2003, and soon found himself in top tier battles with the likes of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Josh Barnett, and Fabricio Werdum during an auspicious run in Pride Fighting Championships. Since his last fight for Pride FC against Sergei Kharitonov in 2006, Emelianenko has transitioned to fighting in various regional Russian promotions, most notably M-1 Challenge, and still maintains an active fight schedule.


Emelianenko is instantly recognizable in the ring for the enormous symbolic tattoos criss-crossing his body, including the large Grim Reaper on his back from which his nickname derives. Some of the tattoos symbolize time he spent in Russian prison for robbery, while others represent his redemption in the eyes of God.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Strikes
1:43 Round 1 of 2

Dmitry Sosnovskiy
23-6-0 6-0-0

Coliseum: New History 2
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.01.25
Cancelled Bout Mirko Filipovic Legend Part 2 2013.11.08
Reason: Emelianenko Legal Issues
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:10 Round 1 of 3

José Rodrigo Guelke
22-6-0 15-10-0

ProFC 49: Resurrection
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.07.04
Weigh-In: 264.555 lbs | Referee: Andrey Kovalev
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:18 Round 1 of 3

Bob Sapp
21-6-0 11-16-1

Legend: Emelianenko vs. Sapp
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.05.25
Odds: -2700 (Huge Favorite) | Referee: Grant Waterman
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:17 Round 2 of 3, 8:17 Total

Jeff Monson
21-5-0 46-13-1

M-1 Challenge 35: Emelianenko vs. Monson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.11.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Konstantin Gluhov
20-5-0 24-10-0

M-1 Challenge 34: Emelianenko vs. Gluhov
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.09.30
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Ibragim Magomedov

M-1 Global

2012.06.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:52 Round 2 of 3, 6:52 Total

Tadas Rimkevicius
18-5-0 19-6-0

M-1 Challenge 31
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.03.16
Weigh-In: 255.957 lbs
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Tolegen Akylbekov

Bushido Lithuania

2011.12.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:23 Round 1 of 3

Magomed Malikov
17-4-0 5-1-0

M-1 Challenge 28: Emelianenko vs Malikov
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.11.12
Weigh-In: 249.563 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks

Peter Graham

Draka MMA

2010.12.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Miodrag Petkovic

Azerbaijan Regional

2010.05.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Eddy Bengtsson

ProFC

2010.04.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ibragim Magomedov

ProFC

2009.03.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sang Soo Lee

M-1 Global

2008.11.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Silvao Santos

M-1 Global

2008.04.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Dan Bobish

Alberta Regional

2007.10.19
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Jessie Gibbs

M-1 Global

2007.07.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Eric Pele

Russia Regional

2007.04.14
Loss | Submission | Choke

Fabrício Werdum
9-2-0 8-2-1

Netherlands Regional

2006.11.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
6:45 Round 1 of 3

Sergei Kharitonov
8-2-0 13-2-0

Pride Final Conflict Absolute
Main Card | Heavyweight

2006.09.10
Weigh-In: 259.6 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:57 Round 2 of 2, 11:57 Total

Josh Barnett
8-1-0 19-3-0

Pride Total Elimination Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16

2006.05.05
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 253.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Choke
8:45 Round 1 of 3

Paweł Nastula
7-1-0 0-1-0

Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.12.31
Odds: -820 (Huge Favorite) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Rene Rooze

Netherlands Regional

2005.10.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:15 Round 1 of 2

Ricardo Morais
5-1-0 9-3-1

Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 253.5 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:11 Round 1 of 3

James Thompson
4-1-0 6-1-0

Pride 28: High Octane
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.10.31
Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Carlos Barreto

M-1 Global

2004.10.09
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:09 Round 1 of 3

Mirko Filipovic
3-0-0 11-2-2

Pride Final Conflict 2004
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.08.15
Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
#21 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
3:16 Round 1 of 2

Matt Foki
2-0-0 5-0-0

Pride Bushido 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.05.23
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Angelo Araujo

Inoki Genome Federation

2003.12.31
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Assuerio Silva
0-0-0 8-2-0

Pride Bushido 1
Main Card | Heavyweight

2003.10.05

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