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Andrei Arlovski vs. Fedor Emelianenko

Main Event | Affliction Heavyweight Championship | 265 lbs

Fedor Emelianenko defeats Andrei Arlovski via KO/TKO at 3:14 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko
Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski

Emelianenko
KO/TKO
Round 1

Fedor Emelianenko Andrei Arlovski

"The Last Emperor" "The Pitbull"

29-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-5-0
Climbed to 30-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-6
-346 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +286 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Ru Russia   Nationality   By Belarus
Stary Oskol, Belgorod, Russia   Fighting out of   Chicago, Illinois
32 years, 3 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   29 years, 11 months, 6 days
230.0 lbs (104.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   237.0 lbs (107.5 kgs)
6'0" (183cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
74.5" (189cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
Alexander Nevsky (Stary Oskol)   Gym   Jackson Wink MMA
Affliction 2
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning
  • Date: Saturday 01.24.2009
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Sean Wheelock, Jimmy Smith, Tito Ortiz
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Titor Ortiz, Chuck Zito, Scott Ferrall
  • Arlovski Total Disclosed Pay: $1,500,000
  • Emelianenko Total Disclosed Pay: $300,000
  • Title on Line: Affliction Heavyweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Emelianenko
  • Event Links:

Arlovski vs. Emelianenko Wiki Update Wiki

Long considered the best heavyweight fighter in MMA history, Fedor Emelianenko had been criticized in 2007 and 2008 for facing exhibition-caliber competition instead of the best in the heavyweight division. In January of 2009, that all changed, when Fedor faced former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski for the WAMMA Heavyweight Championship, and flattened the Belarusian in the first round.


“This is a great opportunity for me,” Arlovski said before the fight. “I just want to be the champion, to get the belt.” “I try to do whatever God’s will is,” Emelianenko said. “If he gives me the strength to win, then that’s wonderful, but I try to contain my emotions with respect for God because at any time, the tables can turn.” Andrei Arlovski made his way to the ring first. Jimmy Smith: “Andrei Arlovski is the real deal, and a lot of people think that if anyone can knock off Fedor, it’s Arlovski.” Emelianenko made his way to the ring next, looking as calm and stoic as ever. Smith: “Most people think he is the best ground and pound fighter in the sport; if he gets Arlovski on the bottom he’s in trouble.”


Arlovski controlled the range for the first minute or two of the fight, and peppered Emelianenko with kicks to the legs and body. But after one slip-up 3:14 into the fight, Arlovski suddenly found himself face-down and out cold as a result of one of the Russian’s crushing right hands. Smith: “I do not believe it; Arlovski is still out on his stomach—they’re helping him up right now.” The reaction from fans in attendance and watching at home was equally dumbfounded, as the lightning fast events became clear only once the Jumbotron replayed them. Arlovski had bullrushed Emelianenko against the ropes, attempting a sloppy flying knee, and “The Last Emperor” coolly leveled him with one clean overhand shot.


Following the knockout win over Arlovski, much of the criticism of Fedor dissipated, and eight months later, he duplicated the stunning knockout on national television when he disposed of undefeated heavyweight Brett Rogers in the second round with another crushing right hand.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:45 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Freddie Roach Interview Video on Training Andre Arlovski report dead link

    Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach talks about Andre Arlovski's boxing training for his upcoming fight against Fedor.

  • Documentary  |  Andre Arlovski 360 - Countdown to Affliction: Day of Reckoning Documentary Pt. 5 report dead link

    Affliction's five part series looking into Andre "The Pit Bull" Arlovski's training and preparation to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction's second ever MMA event.

  • Documentary  |  Andre Arlovski 360 - Countdown to Affliction: Day of Reckoning Documentary Pt. 4 report dead link

    Affliction's five part series looking into Andre "The Pit Bull" Arlovski's training and preparation to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction's second ever MMA event.

  • Documentary  |  Andre Arlovski 360 - Countdown to Affliction: Day of Reckoning Documentary Pt. 3 report dead link

    Affliction's five part series looking into Andre "The Pit Bull" Arlovski's training and preparation to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction's second ever MMA event.

  • Documentary  |  Andre Arlovski 360 - Countdown to Affliction: Day of Reckoning Documentary Pt. 2 report dead link

    Affliction's five part series looking into Andre "The Pit Bull" Arlovski's training and preparation to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction's second ever MMA event.

  • Documentary  |  Andre Arlovski 360 - Countdown to Affliction: Day of Reckoning Documentary Pt. 1 report dead link

    Affliction's five part series looking into Andre "The Pit Bull" Arlovski's training and preparation to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction's second ever MMA event.

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