Luis Enrique (above)Photo: Nam Y. Huh / AP
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) fighter Aleksander Emelianenko found out the name of the opponent in the tournament “battle on the Volga 12”. This was reported in the Instagram account of Federation of SBE Samara region.
Opponent 37-year-old Emelianenko will be the Brazilian heavyweight Luis Enrique. The athlete known for her performances in the ultimate fighting championship (UFC), where he won two victories and suffered four defeats. The tournament in Samara will be held on may 10.
That the Russians will participate in the tournament “Battle on the Volga 12”, became known on March 14. Then Emelianenko announced the date of the match, but noted that the opponent he is not found. According to TASS, the organizers were in negotiations with the Russian heavyweight Alexander Kharitonov. At the same time, the athlete acted with a refutation.
Originally Emelianenko was supposed to play in the tournament Championshp Russian Cagefighting on may 4. However, the promotion had terminated the contract on the backdrop of the arrest Emelianenko in Kislovodsk.
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