The 2012 Russian Sambo Championship went down this weekend, and who do you think made it to the finals? None other than the former Pride FC heavyweight champ, Fedor Emelianenko, and his little brother who is not so little, Aleksander. The two made it to the end of the tournament leading into this epic match that you see above, which ended in a less than epic way.
Being the younger brother, Aleks allowed himself to be tossed to the floor and armbarred in a matter of seconds, allowing his older brother to claim the title for himself. Consider it good sportsmanship on the side of Aleks to do that and a sign of familial respect, but I know many fans are unhappy with this display of athletics. What is your take on the situation – should the pair have fought for real, or was Aleks right in throwing the bout so Fedor could win?
You can check out another match from this event that is slightly more competitive after the jump!