Опубликовано: 9 сен 2021
Jeff Monson, Fedor Emelianenko, Alexander Emelianenko. Top heavyweights in MMA history. Their fights generated incredible excitement and were truly iconic events. Cool, tough and uncompromising battles of true legends.
Recently, the news came out that the restless fifty-year-old Jeff Monson is ready to have a revenge with Alexander Emelianenko. A couple of months earlier, he said that he was not against giving a second fight to Fedor.
But if in the case of the elder Emelianenko everything was clear even in the first battle 10 years ago and the second is simply not relevant now, then the prospects for a second fight with AE in our crazy time are not so vague and may well collect a lot of hype on RUbill, after after Alexander will fight with Artem Tarasov, and Monson with Oleg Taktarov.
Today I propose to remember how the meeting between Alexander and Monson for the first time went and how it ended. This happened at the M-1 Challenge 35 tournament, which took place on November 15, 2012 in St. Petersburg. Alexander went on a winning streak of four fights in a row and a few months earlier he was able to win a real war in the ring with Konstantin Glukhov.
By the way, you can find a video of this bloody battle on our channel.
Jeff Monson had appeared in Russia for a year already and since the fight with Fedor managed to win three victories with one draw. The snowman was in good shape and, given all his incredible merits in grappling and colossal experience in mixed martial arts, he seemed to be a very dangerous opponent. Well, plus, even then he more and more attracted the Russian audience, going out to battle to the anthem of the Soviet Union or, like this time, to the composition of the Lyube group "Batyanya-battalion commander". The excitement around the fight is considerable and the audience was expecting it with great impatience.