Fyodor Vladimirovich Emel'janenko (Russian: Фёдор Владимирович Емельяненко; rubizhne, September 28, 1976) is a fighter of mixed martial arts and sambo, mostly known as Fedor Emelianenko. He remained unbeaten for an entire decade (extraordinary result for the mixed martial arts), and, for four consecutive years, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Japanese Pride organization, at the time considered the best organization of mixed martial arts in the world, and he was also the winner of the Pride heavyweight World Grand Prix tournament of 2004. in his trophy can also boast the victory of OPENWEIGHT tournaments and absolute class RINGS, both in 2001, and the title of WAMMA heavyweight, conquered and defended between 2008 and 2009. He also fought in other prestigious organizations like Affliction, Strikeforce, Dream and his M-1 Global.
Many magazines and industry experts consider not only the best heavyweight fighter in mixed martial arts ever, but also the best of each weight category, so much so that it was awarded as the best fighter of all time by experts of the US television program "Inside MMA". In a survey conducted in 2012 by the Brazilian Portal do Vale Tudo specialized site showed that the South American MMA fans believe that it is Russia's the strongest fighter of all time at the expense of home favorite Anderson Silva, UFC flag US organization. He retired 21 June 2012 at the age of 35, ending a career that lasted 12 years, with a personal record of 34 wins and 4 losses. Before practicing MMA was one of the athletes of combat sambo most successful having won four world, European and six national championships in this discipline between 1999 and 2012 in the category over 100 kg; in 1998 and 1999 also she won two bronze medals at the national judo championships.