Jeff Monson, Fedor Emelianenko, Alexander Emelianenko. Top heavyweights in MMA history. Their fights gathered incredible excitement and were truly iconic events. Cool, tough and uncompromising battles of real legends.
What a year ago might have seemed like complete madness from a sports point of view, nevertheless happened. Today, Jeff Monson and Alexander Emelianenko fight on bare fists. For two, our gladiators are already 91 years old, and their form is far from peak, but the hype remains a hype and therefore there will be revenge. Well, why not remember their first fight, when both opponents were top fighters and competed in the mixed martial arts arena.
Today I propose to remember how the meeting between Alexander and Monson for the first time went and how it ended. This happened at the M-1 Challenge 35 tournament, which took place on November 15, 2012 in St. Petersburg. Alexander was on a winning streak of four fights in a row and a few months earlier he was able to win a real war in the ring with Konstantin Glukhov. By the way, you can find the video of this bloody battle on our channel.
Jeff Monson appeared in Russia the same year and since the fight with Fedor has managed to win three victories with one draw. The snowman was in good shape and, given all his incredible achievements in grappling and colossal experience in mixed martial arts, seemed to be a very dangerous opponent. Well, plus, even then, he more and more attracted Russian viewers, going out to battle to the anthem of the Soviet Union or, as this time, to the composition of the Lyube group “Father-Combat”. The excitement around the fight is considerable and the audience was looking forward to it with great impatience.
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