Anton Gurevich

Fedor Emelianenko: I’ll be fighting this Summer

Mixed Martial Arts legend Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko declared he will return to the Strikeforce cage this summer, against a currently unknown opponent. Speaking at the premiere of "The Salamander Key" movie in Moscow, Russia, Emelianenko seemed in quite a positive mood: "This Sunday I'll fly out to Holland to have a two-week training camp. Then, I'll return back home to Stariy Oskol to continue my preparations. I'm going to fight this summer. I still don't know who will be my opponent, but it's

Fighting Jon Olav Einemo is a bad business for Shane Carwin

UFC President Dana White confirmed yesterday that the former UFC Heavyweight title contender Shane "The Enigneer" Carwin will make his Octagon return against no other than the Golden Glory fighter and UFC newcomer John Olav Einemo. Carwin will square off against the 35-year old Einemo at the main card of Lesnar-JDS headlined UFC 131 on June 11th. Not to take anything away from Jon Olav Einemo, but I'm really having a hard time finding the logic behind such match-up. The first question that comes to my

Anderson Silva says Jon Jones’ performance was “Amazing”; Not ruling out the return to 205

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva shared his thoughts about Jon Jones' performance against Shogun Rua, declaring that the 23 year old Champ will keep his belt for a very long time. Silva also labeled Jones' performance as "amazing", giving more praise for the newly crowned Champion.The potential "Superfight" between Anderson Silva and Jon Jones is currently one of the most hot topics in the Mixed Martial Arts community, with fans and media alike speculating about the possible

Who’s the right “Ace” to defeat “The Joker” Jon Jones?

After just three years of MMA competition, Jon "Bones" Jones became the youngest Champion in UFC's history. Jones defeated the PRIDE legend Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in an impressive fashion to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, proving everyone once again that "the hype is real". The Greg Jackson product is currently 7-1 in his Ultimate Fighting Championship campaign, defeating Andre Gusmao, Stephan Bonnar, Jake O'Brien, Brandon Vera, Vladimir Matyushenko and Ryan Bader on his way to the triumph

Trevor Wittman: The Octagon is too big for Mirko Cro Cop

One of the most respected striking coaches in the game, Trevor Wittman, will have his hands full on March 19th, with three of his fighters competing at the long anticipated UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones event in Newark, New Jersey. Eliot Marshall will look to make a successful return to the UFC against Luiz "Banha" Cane, Nate Marquardt will square off against Dan Miller, and Brendan Schaub will face the toughest challenge of his career against the legendary Mirko Cro Cop.Wittman is a head coach at the Grudge

Brendan Schaub: I’m two fights away from a Title Shot (Exclusive Interview)

TUF 10 finalist Brendan "The Hybrid" Schaub will look to move one step closer to shot at the UFC Heavyweight title, facing Mirko Cro Cop at the main card opener of UFC 128, next week at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.Currently enjoying an impressive three-fight winning streak, 7-1 Brendan Schaub has six first round KO's victories to his record. In his last fight, Schaub dominated the Octagon veteran and former UFC Heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 121, walking away with a

Does Jon Fitch really need the UFC Welterweight Title to be considered an MMA legend?

Former UFC Welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch will look to make a bold statement this weekend, facing the multi-time UFC Champion BJ "The Prodigy" Penn at the UFC 127 headliner in Sydney, Australia. The fight is expected to determine the identity of the number one contender for the UFC Welterweight Crown. This could be the second time for Jon Fitch being on his way for a title fight, previously getting battered by Georges St. Pierre during five rounds at UFC 87, back in 2008. Since then, Fitch went

Fedor’s coach Vladimir Voronov says the Hypnosis Interview is a “total bullshit”

Last week, Russian website (via quoted Fedor Emelianenko's SAMBO coach Vladimir Voronov saying that Fedor Emelianenko was defeated by Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva because he was hypnotized by someone sitting in the crowd at the IZOD Center. However, in an interview to, Voronov declared he never gave the controversial interview: "I was really surprised by these reports. First of all, I never gave any interviews after the fight. We were on our way out of the airport, when a

Fedor Emelianenko says the date of his next fight “Will be known in the near future”

"I don't know for sure, but I may participate in the upcoming National Sambo Tournament in St. Petersburg. That's still under question. This event will take place at the end of February. As for my next fight, Vadim will have some negotiations, and I think that in a very near future we'll know the date of my next fight."MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko seemed in a very positive mood, speaking about his future plans in an interview to the Russia 2 TV Channel. The SAMBO Tournament Emelianenko is talking about

Who’s to blame for Fedor’s downfall? Definitely not M-1 Global

Fedor Emelianenko's dramatic defeat against Antonio Silva last weekend at the IZOD Center in New Jersey sparked a very heated, and I must admit quite one-sided, debate in Mixed Martial Arts community. Who's to blame for Fedor Emelianenko's two consecutive defeats? It looks like everyone has an automatic answer to this question - Fedor's management, M-1 Global. People seem to forget that except of being Fedor's management, M-1 Global is a fighting promotion which organizes events all around the world. And

Jorge Rivera: I got under Michael Bisping’s skin (Exclusive Interview)

UFC Middleweight contender Jorge " El Conquistador" will look to extend his three-fight winning streak at UFC 127, facing Michael Bisping at the main event attraction of the night. Thirt-eight years old Rivera was originally scheduled to face Alessio Sakara at UFC 122 in Germany, but the fight was cancelled only hours before its start due to Sakara suffering from a severe flu symptoms. Rivera holds an overall MMA record of 18-7, finishing 13 of his fights via a knockout. Rivera's last bout was against

Vadim Finkelstein says Fedor’s eye injury “is just a swelling”

"We didn't ask for medical assistance. There's just a severe swelling, and no real damage to the eye. Doctor put an ice pack on it, and now Fedor is resting. I think that the doctor made the right decision to stop the fight because couldn't see anything out of his right eye, and who knows what kind of consequences could hide behind the swelling. But fortunately, nothing happened."Emelianenko's right eye started to swell at the end of Round 2 in a fight against Antonio Silva, what looked like a typical

No Stranger to Danger

Fedor Emelianenko will make his long-anticipated return to Mixed Martial Arts this weekend, facing no other than the Brazilian heavy-hitter Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. The fight will open the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, as the winner is expected to advance into the semi-finals against either Alistair Overeem or Fabricio Werdum. The fight between Emelianenko and Antonio Silva is another classic "Fedor Fight". Once again, "The Last Emperor" is facing a significantly larger opponent, who's all overall

Fedor Emelianenko answers on Community Questions

Fedor Emelianenko (32-2 in MMA) will make his long-anticipated return this weekend, facing a tough challenge in the Brazilian KO artist Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. The fight will mark the opening of Strikeforce's 8-man Heavyweight Grand Prix, taking place at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The fight against Bigfoot will be Fedor's third under the Strikeforce banner, and his first since the shocking defeat against Fabricio Werdum last year. If victorious, Emelianenko will meet either Werdum or

UFC 126 Aftermath: What should be next for Anderson Silva?

Anderson Silva successfully defended his UFC Middleweight title against Vitor Belfort, with a spectacular (and yet bizarre) knockout. But what should be next for "The Spider"? The fight against GSP, Yushin Okami or perhaps the Jones-Rua winner? Make your vote!

Why Vitor Belfort is fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title this Weekend

On February 5th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort will face the toughest challenge of his career, fighting Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title.  Belfort's position as the #1 contender for the UFC Middleweight title surely raises a lot of questions, and yet, the fight against Anderson Silva is expected to be one of the most exciting fights in the history of the UFC Middleweight division. Let's start with some interesting statistics. Vitor