Alexander Emelianenko, the brother of heavyweight mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko suffered a brutal 13-second against Viacheslav Datsik in a fight that would only take place in Russian.
Promoted by Hardcore Boxing, the two controversial fighters came out and moments later, it was all over. Datsik immediately put pressure on Emelianenko, throwing a series of left hands, finally connecting with the former PRIDE FC fighter just seconds into the bout. Emelianenko crashed to the canvas and was unable to answer the referee’s count.
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Viacheslav Datsik’s biggest accomplishment in combat sports was a first-round knockout over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in 1999. Datsik continued to compete through 2006, amassing a record of 6-9. After seemingly disappearing from the world of combat sports, it was revealed in 2007 that Datsik had been detained in Russia for a series of robberies. In August 2010, one month after being transferred to a low-security psychiatric clinic, Datsik escaped and illegally crossed the border into Norway.
Seeking political asylum, Datsik was detained and imprisoned in Norway until his release in 2016. Datsik is said to have had strong ties to the Slavic Union, a white supremacist organization that waged war on brothels.
The Criminal History of Alexander Emelianenko
Making his debut at just 22 years old, Alexander Emelianenko faced some of the biggest names in PRIDE FC history, including Mirko Cro Cop, Josh Barnett, Sergei Kharitonov, and Fabricio Werdum.
Things changed for Alexander Emelianenko when the former heavyweight standout was convicted of sexual assault, following an incident in May 2014 where he reportedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted his former housekeeper. Emelianenko was also accused of stealing her passport. Emelianenko was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for his crimes. In October 2016, Alexander Emelianenko was paroled, just 18 months after his conviction.
Emelianenko resumed his combat sports career in 2017, fighting exclusively for promotions in Russia.