As we reported earlier, Fedor Emelianenko lost his semi-final match against Blagoi Ivanov at the 2008 World Combat Sambo Championships this past weekend. Haven’t found any video of the match yet, but M1MixFight.com has posted some pictures of the event including the Ivanov match, which I’ve posted here. There’s no epic shots of Fedor getting submitted, thrown or hit, but I’m guessing if such images do exist, M-1 will never let them see the light of day. It actually looks like he’s winning in some of these. We’ll post the video if it becomes available.
By the way, one of the captions on a picture from M1MixFight.com said Fedor’s opponent in the Bronze medal match refused to fight him. Ha, maybe it was the same guy from last year…sissy.
Quick update: Video
More pictures after the jump.