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Aleksander Emelianenko to headline M-1 Challenge on April 3

Aleksander Emelianenko, the younger brother of Fedor Emelianenko, is slated to headline an M-1 Challenge event scheduled for April 3 in St. Petersburg, according to the website

The 15-bout card is scheduled to feature several team challenges with fighters representing Russia, Japan, Korea and Finland. Three “superfights” will also be included, with the younger Emelianenko taking on Fabio Maldonado, Roman Zentsov facing off with Junior “Cigano” do Santos, and Amar Suloev squaring off with Jacek Buczko.

The entire card is as follows:

    1. Marat Gelaev (Russia) vs. Yunus Evloev (Russia)

    2. Victor Nemkov (Russia) vs. TBA

    Main fights:

    Team Finland vs. Team Korea…

    3. Niko Puhakka (Finland) vs. Kim Jongman (Korea)

    4. Janne Tulirinta (Finland) vs. Lee Yonghoon (Korea)

    5. Lucio Linhares (Finland) vs. Lim Hyungyu (Korea)

    6. Toni Valtonen (Finland) vs. Choi Seunghyun (Korea)

    7. Jarno Nurminen (Finland) vs. Kim Jihoon (Korea)

    Team Russia vs. Team Japan…

    8. Yuri Ivlev (Russia) vs. Nakamura Daisuke (Japan)

    9. Islam Karimov (Russia) vs. Hamamura Ken (Japan)

    10. Ansar Chalangov (Russia) vs. Watanabe Yuta (Japan)

    11. Besike Gerinava (Russia) vs. Sakuragi Yuji (Japan)

    12. Ahmed Sultanov (Russia) vs. Fujii Katsuhisa (Japan)


    13. Amar Suloev (Russia) vs. Jacek Buczko (Poland)

    14. Roman Zentsov (Russia) vs Junior “Cigano” dos Santos (Brazil)

    15. Aleksander Emelianenko (Russia) vs. Fabio Maldonado (Brazil)

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