Yarennoka News: Fedor vs Choi Offical

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Its official, Fedor Emelianenko will face the Korean giant Hong Man Choi at Yarennoka! on New Years Eve in Japan. Choi holds a 1-0 MMA record, but also holds a 12-4 K-1 kickboxing record, with notable wins over MightyMo, Gary Goodridge, and Bob Sapp.

The world’s number-one fighter in Fedor Emelianenko (26-1, 1 NC) will attempt to scale the 7-foot-2-inch, 360-pound wall known as Hong Man Choi (1-0-0) at Yarennoka! New Year’s Eve! on Dec. 31 at the Super Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The complete Yarennoka card will be broadcast Live on HDNet.

Fights Currently Confirmed

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Choi Hong-Man
Shin’ya Aoki vs. JZ Calvan
Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez
Kazuo Misaki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Luiz Azeredo
Hidehiko Hasegawa vs. Hayato “Mach” Sakurai


  1. Kash

    December 12, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    Looks like an ok card so far but I don't have HDNet so it really doesnt matter for me I cant see it anyway.

  2. derek

    December 13, 2007 at 12:41 am

    fedor should yell timber when he lands a flush punch on choi.

  3. Dan

    December 13, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Don't get me wrong fedor should walk this in but choi is not zulu, he can eat a punch and through one.

    in saying that a first round G and P or armbar win to fedor is what will happen.

    but if he gets sloppy like he did against fujita…………in mma you never know? (ask serra)

  4. Kash

    December 13, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Fedor doesn't seem to take this guy seriously and in his interviews is talking about Couture, Rizzo, and Barnett. I've been wanting to see Choi fight. I don't think he will be fast enough to get Fedor in trouble but like Dan said…….anything can happen. I'm waiting for Fedor vs. Barnett.

  5. steve

    December 13, 2007 at 3:48 am

    Yeah fedor is gonna get an ealry win on this guy. Watch he will make it look like childs play.

  6. derek

    December 13, 2007 at 8:09 am

    ok maybe i am just out of the loop, but why is josh barnett so great? is he really that good?

  7. Meatmallet

    December 13, 2007 at 8:29 am

    That dudes head is so big how could anyone miss it?

  8. roy

    December 13, 2007 at 10:11 am

    ok maybe i am just out of the loop, but why is josh barnett so great? is he really that good?

    he beat randys ass and is always given a tough fight for any of the top guys, i think he is in the top 3 h.w.'s in the world

  9. dane drebin

    December 13, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    fedor should walk through thischump… i wouldnt pay to see it

  10. JOE

    December 13, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Yeah, I don't have HDNet either. Missing it's not going to hurt my feelings much. Anything could happen but I'm sure Fedor will get an easy victory.

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