Spartan fighter signed to PRIDE!

Ikuhisa Minowa vs Ryan Gracie (Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy)
Takanori Gomi vs Ralph Gracie (Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy)
Ryo Chonan vs Ricardo Almeida (Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy)
Daiju Takase vs Carlos Newton
Kazuhiro Nakamura vs Chalid 'Die Faust'
Tamakairiki vs TBA
Mirko Crocop vs TBA
So by the looks of this, if Foki is fighting on Pride Bushido, it's against either Tamakairiki or Crocop.Elvis

holy shiz..i wouldn't want to be fighting Cro Cop
after the Randleman fight....come to think of it I
wouldn't even want to fight a 50 pound nhb

Ray Matsumura just phoned me and told me Matt's opponant has been been confirmed and it is to be, Aleksander Emelianenko, brother of Fedor who is 6'4 and 114 kgs.

Good luck Matt.

Shit, good luck bro!

WOW big challenge...

How much is Matt weighing?

"Aleksander Emelianenko, brother of Fedor who is 6'4 and 114 kgs."


Big test for Matt first time up but I know he will rise to the challenge!!!!

Best of luck mate.


Nothing better than being thrown in the deep end to learn to swim.

And that's plenty deep.

Good luck to Matt. Hope prep's been good and you're on your game.

Good luck Matt.

Break him!


Thanks for all your messages guys. I will be sure to print all the well wishes and take it with us to Japan.
The lead up hasn't gone as well as we have liked due to a torn back muscle, but Matt is very focused on training, as he has been doing so at least twice a day with Ray at 5 rings.
We dont know too much about Fedor's brother, and honestly dont really give a damn. Am just concentrating on getting Matt where he needs to be within himself.
Once again, thank you for the support, and im sure Matt will do us all proud.

Matt, Mal and David Foki

Is this the brother that has fought allready in japan (fedor's not FOKI'S posting??)

Or a another brother again?


Thanks David!

He's one big fucka! about 6'4" 120kg legit from memmory.

Good luck to Matt.


This a post (in Russian) on Fedor's forum about the Matt/Aleksandr fight.

Basically, it says that Matt will replace Choi Mu Bae of Korea. It goes on to say they know little of Matt and that he's pretty much run out of competition here, and so has moved on to Japan.

It also mention's Mal, though not by name. It says his twin brother is a fighter, as well.

All the best Matt, hope you kick ass over there and show them what Aussie fighters can do.

damn, i realy like kanehara, but cro cop is going to kill him. poor guy.

good luck matt!


If Matt hasn't worked hard for this fight...I fear for him. Alex..Fedor's a badass!

- Juggs

I spoke to ray yesterday and he said both the HOKI boys (as Ray calls them) are doing fine!

This is a great opportunity for Matt and a definate win/win match.

Despite the size difference I would assume Matt is stronger and Alex had better keep his left up, as the saying goes!

I will get the TV tape fedexed, can't wait.



I'll race you to having a copy of the fight to watch.

Winner gets free entry into the XFC shows for 12 months ?



last time I checked I had free entry ;)


So that's a no then huh...

Ah well, it was worth a try ;-)