Fedor Emelianenko (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

EFN 50 Results: Emelianenko Edges Maldonado, Minakov Submits Graham

On Friday, June 17, Eurasia Fight Nights held its 50th event from the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In the night’s main event, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko made his promotional debut against UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado.

The 39-year-old Emelianenko made a successful return to competition in December, stopping Jaideep Singh in just three minutes at Rizin FF. Since a three-fight skid that saw his release from Strikeforce, the former Pride FC champion had reeled off four straight wins.


The Brazilian Maldonado was looking to right the ship after suffering losses in three of his last four outings. The former professional boxer made 11 appearances in the Octagon, earning wins in five of those affairs. The 36-year-old had stopped 13 of his 22 wins via strikes.

Also on the card, former Bellator MMA champion Vitaly Minakov returned to action against Australia’s Peter Graham.

The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Fedor Emelianenko def. Fabio Maldonado by majority decison (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Vitaly Minakov def. Peter Graham by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:02
Kirill Sidelnikov def. Ruben Wolf by unanimous decision
Akhmet Aliev def. Matej Truhan by unanimous decision
Anatoly Tokov def. Vladimir Filipovic by unanimous decision
Sergey Pavlovich vs. Chaban Ka by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:54
Vadim Nemkov def. Mikolaj Rozanski by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:39
Rasul Mirzaev def. Dioginis Souza by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:13
Valentin Moldavsky def. Daniel Doerrer by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:47
Georgy Kichigin def. Vladimir Tyurin by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:03
Abdulsupyan Alikhanov def. Artem Shokalo by unanimous decision
Jack McGann def. Abdula Dadaev by TKO (knee and punches). Round 1, 2:13
Aleksandr Dankov def. Dmitriy Maryukhin by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:49
Vasiliy Zubkov def. Sergey Tovkan by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 3:57
Marina Mokhnatkina def. Ekaterina Torbeeva by submission (armbar). Round 1, 0:25