Watch: Ivan Emelianenko, Fedor’s Youngest Brother Scores Knockdown, Wins MMA Debut

The younger brother of Fedor and Alexander Emelianenko impressed in his first MMA fight.

Ivan Emelianenko Def Alexei Ledenev
Ivan Emelianenko Def Alexei Ledenev - Image Credit @Grabaka_Hitman Twitter
  • Fedor Emelianenko’s youngest brother Ivan won via decision in his MMA debut
  • Alexander Emelianenko also fought in the same event and secured a controversial win

A member of the Emelianenko family made waves this weekend as Ivan, younger brother of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko pulled off a sensational win in his MMA debut. The 35-year-old put on a dominant performance against former Russian judo champion Alexei Ledenev to secure a unanimous decision victory in their special rules bout at a REN TV Fight Club event that took place at the Dynamo Volleyball Arena in Moscow, Russia on Friday.

What a debut

Fans raved about Ivan’s MMA skills as he starred in all of the highlights of the bout. Ivan turned out to be the better fighter right off the bat and he even scored a knockdown after unloading a vicious left hook that stunned and floored Ledenev.

Watch the fight highlights below:

Ivan is now 1-0 as a pro MMA fighter.

Another Emelianenko secured a win

In the same event, Fedor’s another younger brother and Pride veteran Alexander Emelianenko also generated buzz after scoring what appears to be a suspicious submission victory.

Alexander faced Russian vlogger Evgeny Ershov in an MMA match and looked like he already lost via TKO late in the opening round. After seeing Alexander cover himself helplessly as Ershov kept hitting with strikes, the referee in charge stopped the fight but for some reason, decided to continue.

Alexander was then taken down but somehow managed to submit his opponent, who seemingly didn’t attempt to stop the submission move.

Alexander was declared winner via submission but fans suspect the fight was fixed.

Published on May 28, 2023 at 11:18 am
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