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Russian Martial Arts Fighter Questioned Over Rape

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Mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Emelianenko has been questioned about the rape of a 23-year-old woman, Russian authorities said Friday.

MOSCOW, August 2 (R-Sport) – Mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Emelianenko has been questioned about the rape of a 23-year-old woman, Russian authorities said Friday.

Emelianenko, 31, is a renowned MMA fighter with a 23-6 career win-loss record and is the younger brother of former MMA champion Fedor Emelianenko.

“Investigators have questioned [Alexander] Emelianenko and are currently questioning the complainant," Russia's Investigative Committee said in an online statement. "Investigators have also set off for the [Moscow] apartment mentioned in the complaint and will conduct an inspection of it. In addition, today investigators plan to carry out a medical examination of the woman.”

Alexander Emelianenko was fined by a Siberian court last year for disorderly conduct on board a commercial flight.

His brother Fedor has been quoted as saying Alexander once spent three and a half years in prison for an unspecified offense, something Alexander Emelianenko has denied.

Alexander Emelianenko fought last month in a knockout win over Jose Rodrigo Guelke, and is scheduled to face Darrill Schoonover later this month.

He announced his retirement in December, but was back in the ring just five months later.

 

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