The next opponent of Fedor Emelianenko, the Croatian fighter Mirko Philipovich was quite dangerous. He's in his career was able to win a lot of strong fighters, and to knock Fedor's younger brother - Alexander Emelianenko. Then he challenged Theodore with the words: "Fedor, you're next." The opposition promised to be tense.
The battle took place on August 28, 2005 in Saitama (Japan) on the tournament PRIDE Final Conflict 2005.