Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Aleksander Emelianenko Fighter info:
MMA Record: 9-3-0
Weight: 353 (his fighting weight, no cuts)
Style: Brawler is probably the best description, but his submissions and groundnpound are great too.
Affiliation: Red Devil Sport Club
The low-down on Aleks:
His three career losses are to Cro-Cop, Barnett and to Crocop's protoge, Fabricio Werdum (who's another guy I think would smash Sylvia)
PRIDE Record of 6-2-0, with wins over Assuerio Silva (formerly of the UFC), Matt "Twin Tiger" Foki, James "The Colossus" Thompson, Ricardo "The Mutant" Morais (roughly same dimensions as Sylvia, but with a better build), Pawel Nastula (who has a bad record, but his other two losses are Barnett and Nog) and one of Russia's finest: Sergei Kharitonov.
3 of Aleks' 9 wins are in the first 30 seconds. Those wins are against:
The accomplished British brawler James Thompson
6'8 student of the Nog's, Ricardo Morais (Morais has never been stopped in a fight other than by Aleks in 15 seconds)
6'7 Dutch kickboxer Rene Rooze, who has only been TKO'd by one other fighter, Josh Barnett
Against fighters taller than himself Aleks has a record of 2-0. Those two victories are against two of the best MMA fighters that you've never heard of: Ricardo Morais (6'8, 270+) and Rene Rooze (6'7, 240ish).
Aleks has stopped alot of guys that have never been stopped before. His 15 second stop of Ricardo Morais was something that no one expected going into that fight. Morais had never been stopped in his career, he was taller, bigger, stronger and better on the ground, in my opinion. Aleks' aggressiveness destroyed Morais, who has a chin like a rock.
I don't see any way that any guy in the UFC can beat Aleks on his feet, especially with the kind of aggressiveness that you can expect Aleks to have. The brothers are territorial and it wouldn't surprise me if they weren't offended by Tim Sylvia's comments.
Aleks would probably smash Sylvia through the canvas in Pride, but in the UFC it's a new game, so I see him taking another fight to assert his dominance. (he'll finish everyone in the Heavyweight division within 45 seconds, except for, maybe, Brandon Vera, and that would be over in round 1)
If Aleks comes over he'll smash his first opponent and then he should get a title shot, much like Anderson Silva did. Again, we saw how a UFC champion did when he fought one of the top-tier guys over at Pride.
Aleks is also a different kind of fighter than Sylvia's used to. He's not going to b*tch out like Andrei did in their last fight. No disrespect to Arlovski or Monson, but I think they played way too conservatively in their fights with Sylvia. Aleks wont do that, he'll chase Sylvia and pound him until it's over.
Come on over, Aleks. We'd love to have you.
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