Washed up. End of career. Retirement bound. There was never a shortage of naysaying when it came to Fedor Emelianenko’s career after he suffered three back-to-back losses, but now the buzz has changed. After going down the line with Jeff Monson and Satoshi Ishii, Fedor got back to winning like the Fedor of old, from the days of Pride FC in Japan. With a fierce few punches, the Emperor needed just over a minute to land a fist to the face of Pedro Rizzo that dropped him groggy to the canvas, as Fedor and the ref raced to see who’d get to him first.
With the triumph, the Pride FC legend notched his 33rd career victory. Now what are your thoughts, gentle reader: who should Fedor tackle now? Let us know in the comments field below.
SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
June 21, 2012
Fedor Emelianenko defeated Pedro Rizzo via KO in R1
Kenny Garner defeated Guram Gugenishvili via TKO in R3
Musa Khamanaev submitted Daniel Weichel via heelhook in R1
Jeff Monson tapped out Denis Komkin via choke in R1
Marat Gafurov defeated Mairbek Taisumov via split decision
Mikhail Malyutin defeated Renat Gasanov via TKO in R1
Ramazan Emeev defeated Alberta Duraeva via TKO in R1
Vugar Bakhshiev tapped out Jerome Bouisson via heelhook in R1
Pavel Vitruk defeated Radoslaw Piechnik via unanimous decision
Akhmed Sultanov tapped out Denis Goltsov heelhook in R1
Abdulmazhid Magomedov defeated Davreka Isakova via TKO in R1