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Emelianenkos to enter Russian Combat Sambo tourney

WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and his younger brother Aleksander will enter the 2009 Russian Combat Sambo Championship on Saturday, Feb. 21 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Fedor is a five-time Russian Combat Sambo Champion and has taken first place the last three years. Fedor lost his first Sambo match in eight years last November at the World Combat Sambo Championships and finished third.

The brothers will both compete in the same division, the over 100-kg weight class, which means there is a possibility they could face each other in the finals.

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