News - Fedor Emelianenko loses decision in semifinals | MMAFighting.com
A day after Brock Lesnar made his case for being the number two heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, the number one heavyweight, suffered a rare loss in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Fedor lost in the semifinals of the over 100kg division at the 2008 World Combat Sambo Championships. Fedor lost on points 5 to 8 to Bulgarian wrestler Blagoi Ivanov, who advanced to win the gold medal.
Fedor, a World Combat Sambo champion the past three years, went home with the bronze medal.
In professional mixed martial arts, Fedor is 29-1-1. His sole loss was due to a cut 17 seconds into the fight. Fedor would avenge the loss five years later.
Combat Sambo is a popular Russian sport which combines throws with limited striking and submissions.
Fedor won his previous encounter with Ivanov earlier this year.