Cruising Nightmare of Battle, I found an interesting post that talked about some new international talent to keep your eyes on. One of the people mentioned is Kirill Sidelnikov, a 19 year old student of Fedor Emelianenko:
Kirill trains at the Alexander Nevsky club at Stari Oskol. In 2006 he won a Junior Championships of Russia in Combat Sambo. And according to Fedor if young Kirill will not lose his momentum and will make every effort to further improve; he is bound to reach great heights. In a recent interview F. Emelyanenko said that he would be glad if, in future, Kirill succeeded him in the ring. And such an assessment, you`ll agree, is an honor and, at the same time, great responsibility.
You can see a quick video of him knocking some dude out here. I can see why Fedor likes the kid … he’s got a mullet, dead eyes, an unathletic look and a retarded last name. He bounces around a little too much at the moment, but I agree that the kid’s definitely got some potential. Unless Fedor’s brother Aleks takes offense to the ‘successor’ label and decides to strangle Kirill in an alleyway, that is.