Fedor Emelianenko married his long-term girlfriend Marina over the weekend, in Russian Orthodox ceremony at his local church.
The pair married in Fedor’s home town of Stary Oskol in a ceremony at St. Nicholas’s church. An archdeacon came to the town especially to take part in the heavyweight’s marriage ceremony.
It is the second time the former PRIDE FC champion has been married. His first marriage last seven years before ending in 2006. He has one daughter from that relationship and another daughter with his new wife.
In November, Fedor will fight Brett Rogers (10-0) in the first of his appearances for the Strikeforce promotion, following a deal he signed when Affliction’s MMA wing went under.
The fight will be his second of 2009 and his third in two years, following an inactive 2008 that saw him compete just once.
Rogers will be fighting for the third time this year. His last appearance was a 22-second KO of Andrei Arlovski at a Strikeforce show in June.