BIG BODOG FIGHT UPDATE
Super-Quick PPV Preview
Bodog Fight are having their second-ever PPV this Saturday.
The Main Event pits the world’s best MMA fighter, Fedor Emelianenko, against one of the world’s best Greco-Roman wrestlers and arguably the best middleweight MMA fighter on the planet: Olympic silver medalist Matt “The Law” Lindland. I can hardly wait to see if The Law has what it takes to overcome Fedor’s superior size and striking ability.
Nick “The Goat” Thompson is taking on MFC welterweight champion Eddie Alverez for the belt. These are two of Bodog’s most athletic fighters, both are on impressive win streaks, and it’s sure to be a fast-paced and exciting bout.
The very likeable “Big” Eric Pele, coming off a controversial win over Antonio “Junior” Silva, is taking on Fedor’s brother, two time world Sambo champion Aleks, in what is sure to be a wild slugfest.
Roman Zentsov, Amanda Buckner, and Jorge Santiago are among the other fighters to watch for on this card.
Bodog Press Release about the Emelianenko Brothers
It’s difficult to imagine the two baddest brothers on the planet have never fought professionally on their home soil. That situation will soon change thanks to BodogFight. Fedor and Aleksander Emelianenko will make their BodogFight debuts when they headline the much-anticipated pay-per-view spectacle on April 14 at the ICE Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The two heavyweights are already household names in Japan, but have waited a long time to show off their considerable mixed martial arts skills to their own comrades and are thrilled to finally get the opportunity.
“I will try to do my best to show a fine fight for my Russian fans,” says 30-year-old Fedor. The world’s number-one ranked heavyweight is scheduled to take on American Olympic silver-medalist Matt “the Law” Lindland in BodogFight: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland, Clash of the Nations.
“Our fans wished we could have fights in Russia a long time ago, so I hope they will cheer loudly for us at the ICE Palace,” he adds.
While the 230-pound Fedor (24-1) is anxious to put on a good show, he admits he doesn’t know a whole lot about his 185-pound opponent. Lindland has a 20-4 record, but will be fighting for the first time as a heavyweight.
“I do know Matt is a good fighter who makes a strong attack when he stands. He will also be putting on weight for this fight, so I am preparing myself seriously at an Olympic mountain training camp in Kislovodsk,” Fedor says.
It was Fedor’s commitment to training that helped usher his younger brother Aleksander into the sport of MMA. Instead of babysitting Aleks, who is five years his junior, Fedor would take him along to Sambo practice. Learning to imitate his brother’s moves, Aleks soon went on to train with the legendary Vladimir Mihailovich Voronov. Eventually, he became a two-time Russian national Sambo champion, and a two-time world Sambo champion, and is now ranked among the top 10 heavyweights in the world.
Fittingly, the 253-pound Aleksander (9-3) will precede his older brother and fellow Red Devil Sport Club member into the ring as he squares off against 340-pound American Eric “Big” Pele (10-2) in a super-hot heavyweight matchup that promises to melt the walls of the ICE Palace.
“We are thrilled to have the Emelianenko brothers fighting for BodogFight in Russia,” Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre says. “They are true superstars of the sport and their participation in this one-of-a-kind event makes it an absolute must-see for all fans of MMA.”
Don’t miss the chance to watch these “Sons of Sambo” in action, as they attempt to add to their already impressive MMA legacy in their beloved Russia.
The Latest Bodog Press Release: Viewers’ Champion and PPV info
April 11, 2007
BodogFightThe viewers have spoken! After eight action-packed episodes of BodogFight: St. Petersburg on ION Television, the ballots have now been counted and the BodogFight Viewers’ Champion can be officially crowned.
As the fan’s favorite, Mike Brown pockets a cool $50,000.”I’m thrilled to win this award,” said Florida’s Mike Brown from his home in Coconut Creek. “I’ve already got family asking to borrow money! Seriously, I want to thank BodogFight and of course all the fans who voted for me.”
“Fans clearly responded to Mike’s fight with Yves Edwards, and I couldn’t agree more. That bout was thrilling from start to finish and Mike is definitely worthy of receiving this cash prize,” said Bodog Entertainment founder Calvin Ayre.
Tune in to BodogFight’s latest Pay-Per-View event on April 14, 2007. Presented by BodogFight and M-1, Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Lindland, Clash of the Nations will be available via satellite in more than 44 million households in the United States exclusively on the Dish Network and In Demand, and to more than 3 million households in Canada via Viewers Choice, Shaw and Bell ExpressVu. Details available on www.BodogFight.com/ppv
The card is now set for the event!
5:30PM – 7:00PM (Undercard)
Josh Curran v Jarno Nurminen Heavyweight
Rodrigo Damm v Santino Defranco Lightweight
Steve Steinbeiss v Bill Mahood Light Heavyweight
PPV from 7:00PM – 10:00PM (Pay Per View)
Roman Zentzov v Kristof Midoux Heavyweight
Amanda Buckner v Hitomi Akano Ladies 135lb
Andrey Semenov v Jorge Santiago Middleweight
Aleksander Emilianenko v Eric Pele Super Heavyweight
Eddie Alvarez v Nick Thompson Welterweight Title Fight
Fedor Emelianenko v Matt Lindland Heavyweight
Julia Berezikova v Julie Kedzie Ladies 135lb
Dmitry Samoilov v Ray Steinbeiss Welterweight
Eric Oganov v Derrick Noble Welterweight
Amar Suloev v Andy Foster Light Heavyweight
Please note that “undercard” bouts will only air live (or as highlight packages) if time permits.
Visit www.BodogFight.com/ppv for full details.
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts