(Video) Datsik knocks out Alexander Emelianenko in 13 seconds

Former kickboxer and mixed martial artist Vyacheslav Datsik beat MMA veteran Alexander Emelianenko in a boxing event of the hardcore league held at CSKA arena on 24th September.

Datsik won by knockout in the opening moments of the first round. He surged forward and delivered a thunderous blow to knock Emelianenko out.

Vyacheslav Datsik wanted to take the match to 2nd round. He said,

“I wanted to make it to the second round, to make fun of Sanya. But he came out, everything boiled up and exploded right away.”

The knockout loss surprised Alexander Emelianenko, who immediately demanded a rematch.

He stated,
“Datsik, let’s arrange a rematch. Tell the audience right away. Get ready for revenge.”

Vyacheslav Datsik is a controversial mixed martial artist and boxer from Russia. His MMA stats are not good, as he lost nine in his career and won only 6. His kickboxing record is good, where he earned six victories in 8 boxing matches.

Datsik had many issues during his career. He went to jail under the charges of robbery of mobile phone shops in 2007. He broke the cell and escaped from the cell, and illegally moved to Norway.

Norway authorities caught him and put him in jail. Norway deported Vyacheslav Datsik in 2011. Russian Police detained him after that. He was released from a 9-year-long sentence in 2016. Datsik is an extremist in his beliefs and participated in many extremist movements throughout his life.

His opponent Alexander Emelianenko is also a controversial figure. He has an excellent MMA record with 28 wins and nine losses. He also took part in Bare Knuckle Boxing and Professional boxing.

Emelianenko also spent some time in prison,

The rivalry between Emelianenko and Datsik is not new. They threatened each other on Federal TV 12 years ago, and the match was due since then.

The issue stems from an attack by Alexander in 2010 when he stated,

“People like Datsik cannot be attributed either to people or to athletes. They are rather an exception in our society. He has never shown outstanding results in sports. This is just a scumbag who jumped into the street, read incomprehensible books and started robberies on the streets of the city. When the sports community realized what kind of person he is and what is expected of him, everyone turned away from him because such people do not exist in sports and should not exist. They say Datsik doesn’t feel pain? No it is not. I asked my men we train with to have him in custody and call me if he caught their attention. I’ll come and debunk this myth.”

At that time, both athletes had different life paths and could not agree to either boxing or MMA. In May 2022, the rivalry heated up with the announcement of a boxing event in September 2022 at Hardcore League.