Emelianenko, Arlovski Spotlighted in Documentaries

By Sherdog.com Staff Jan 20, 2009
The magnitude of Saturday’s meeting between Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski at Affliction “Day of Reckoning” has not been lost on TV producers.

Two documentary projects cast the spotlight on the pair of world-ranked heavyweights this week.

Fox Sports Network airs the one-hour “Best Damn Fedor Special –- The Baddest Man on The Planet” on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST (check local listings), while Arlovski’s preparation for the world’s No. 1 heavyweight is chronicled in the seven-part mini-series “Arlovski 360: On the Road to Reckoning” at www.arlovski.com

“Baddest Man” takes viewers inside the feared Russian’s never-before-seen training camp, speaking with the stoic fighter, his trainers, and sparring partners. Complete with footage from Emelianenko’s great conquests in Pride Fighting Championships, the episode also introduces Emelianenko’s mother and investigates the fighter’s childhood, his rise in MMA, and the legacy he has created in the sport.

MMA personalities Randy Couture, Kevin Randleman, Frank Trigg, Bas Rutten, “Big” John McCarthy, Sherdog.com News Editor Loretta Hunt, Sports Illustrated’s Josh Gross, commentator Stephen Quadros, and author Sam Sheridan are also featured.

“Arlovski 360” follows the Belarusian heavyweight through his six-week training camp leading up to his Jan. 24 meeting with Emelianenko at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Cameras roll in Chicago and Los Angeles, recording key moments during Arlovski’s quest to become the world’s greatest fighter. Arlovski’s physical preparation, mental game, and entourage are also dissected, while those closest to “The Pitbull” describe the man behind the fighter.
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