SCARY-LOOKING Aleksander Emelianenko fights former UFC top contender
When it comes to intimidating fighters in mixed martial arts, few come close to Aleksander Emelianenko, who is the younger brother of heavyweight GOAT, Fedor Emelianenko.
On appearance alone, he would inspire fear in most people. Emelianenko stands almost 6 and a half feet tall and weighs in at around 250lbs and, not only that, but he is covered in very intimidating and very ‘Russian’ looking tattoos.
One of these tattoos, located on his back, depicts a grim reaper holding a baby. Usually, these type of Russian tattoos have some sort of meaning or significance behind them, such as stars of your knees symbolizing you will not kneel, but probably only Emelianenko knows what that one means, and it can’t be good.
What also makes Emelianenko even more intimidating is not only that’s he’s a pretty high-level heavyweight MMA fighter, but also, he has a very troubled past and has spent some time behind bars for some pretty serious crimes which include sexual assault charges that you can find more about below.
In this recent MMA fight in the video below, we see the fourth fight since Emelianenko returned to competition after being released from prison last year and it’s against a former UFC top contender, Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga.
Aleksander looks to be in fantastic physical condition here as well and, at 36, he may have a few more good years of competition in him before father time steps in, as long as he can stay out of trouble.
Check out the brutal finish in the video below.
ABOUT ALEKSANDER EMELIANENKO:
Alexander Vladimirovich Emelianenko (born August 2, 1981) is a Russian mixed martial artist. He is a three-time Russian national Combat Sambo champion and three-time world Combat Sambo champion in the absolute division. Emelianenko was convicted of aggravated sexual assault in May 2015 and was released early on parole on October 26, 2016. He is the younger brother of Fedor Emelianenko.
Emelianenko was accused of having assaulted and raped his former housekeeper Polina Stepanova, on May 2, 2014, as well as stealing her passport. Emelianenko pleaded not guilty and claimed the sex was consensual. Prosecutors were asking for five years in prison for Emelianenko. On May 19, 2015, Emelianenko was found guilty of sexual assault and convicted to four and a half years in prison along with a $1000 (US) fine. On 20 May 2015, his promoter Oleg Rajewski stated that he would appeal the decision. On 24 September 2015, the appeal was declined. Emelianenko was released on parole in October 2016. He returned to MMA competition in 2017. [Source: Wiki]