Training hard for top-flight return, Fedor teaches before facing Pedro Rizzo

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Fedor Emelianenko tenta voltar aos velhos tempos. Foto: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE

Fedor Emelianenko tries to return to his old ways. Photo: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE.

On the coming 21st of June, Pedro Rizzo takes on Fedor Emelianenko under the M-1 Global banner in Saint Petersburg, enemy territory. The 37-year-old from Rio de Janeiro who previously challenged for the UFC heavyweight belt on two occasions, holds a record of 19 wins in 28 career fights.

Now the Russian, who recovered from three-straight losses by knocking out Satoshi Ishii and outpointing Jeff Monson, opted to undergo a spell of intense training in Holland alongside the likes of Peter Teijsse and Ernesto Hoost, among others. Could getting his standup training at the source be the antidote for Pedro Rizzo’s Thai boxing?

Take a look at the star, who once went 10 years undefeated in MMA, in training, and then comment: What’s the greatest lesson you’ve derived from Fedor’s career? Who wins on the 21st, the Brazilian or the Russian?

M-1 Global “Fedor vs. Rizzo”
Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
June 21, 2012

Fedor Emelianenko vs Pedro Rizzo
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