четверг, 4 июня 2009 г.
Fedor Emelianenko vs Josh Barnett set to fight on August 1 2009
Ok, this is a little of the subject off grappling but I have to post this just for the sake of saying a few words for Fedor and Josh, two incredible grapplers in MMA today.
Affliction: Trilogy is the third installment of MMA events promoted by Affliction Entertainment. Affliction: Trilogy is to take place on the 1st of August 2009 in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center. (same location where the other events took place)
As in the past, the event will feature some of the biggest names in MMA today and the highlight will be between certainly the top heavyweights in the world today, Josh Barnett and Fedor Emelianenko.
This guys is a 114kg monster that is 1.91m tall. A catch-wrestler by background with strong submission skills he has defeated a long-list of MMA legends including Randy Couture and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. Holding a record of 24-5-0, 3 of his loses came from Mirko Filipovic Cro Cop. The guy is at his peak right now and is ranked by MMAWeekly.com and MMANews.com as the No. 2 Heavyweight fighter in the world.
Josh Barnett is a very experienced fighter. Having fought in both Japan and in the UFC, he has fought fighters of every style. Having defeated Randy Couture for the UFC Championship belt and been Open Weight King of Pancrase Champion, Josh is a veteran of the sport. We can also see from youtube a video of him wrestling in the ADCC, which just shows how good his grappling really is.
Fedor is the #1 ranked heavyweight in the world today and considered by Inside MMA, the greatest of all time. The Russian is a very well-rounded fighter with a strong judo and sambo background. With a record of 30 wins and one loss (by a cut), Fedor is a phenomenon in the MMA world. His most notable fights include wins against Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira and Mirko Filipovic.
There is a lot being said about this great match-up that either way will make history. Both are MMA legends and whatever happens, every remote fan will be glued to the screen on august 1. Both guys I hope will put immense training efforts for this bout and will go down in history as two of the greatest fighters in the sport.
Just one thing I wanted to say about the fighters out there. I think Josh is the best match for Fedor today. Frank Mir is another guy that would be worth seeing in the next fight. The other guys like Lesnar first need to prove themselves. Lets see Lesnar beat Josh Barnett. Josh would dominate Brock and would likely will win by submission in the first or second round.