February 13, 2011 by staff
Antonio Silva, The fall of the “Last Emperor”. Fedor Emelianenko, considered by many as the best boxer in the history of MMA, was beaten last night at the Strikeforce GrandPrix Antonio Silva. Russia has suffered a terrible wound in his right eye and the referee did not let the third assault combat.
The former Pride FC champion legendary return to the cage for a rematch after losing against Fabricio Werdum surprise. However, “Peza” ended their dreams. “Yes, perhaps the last time. Maybe it’s time. Thank you for everything. I had a long and beautiful life in sport, “the Russian said after the match.
The first assault of the race was fairly balanced. Fedor showed his power in exchange of punches and avoiding takedowns from Brazilian giant. Could even contain a guillotine and had Silva with the back of the canvas twice. “Big Foot” escaped from a kimura and Emelianenko has not passed the guard.
“Peza has received a withdrawal at the beginning of the second assault, and began testing the” Last Emperor “. The Brazilian punished with heavy fists, taking advantage of Fedor and the 15 kilos of weight in his favor would not let him escape. Silva was about to put an end to Russia with a knee at the end of round.
A bruised Fedor went to his corner of his right eye severely injured and the doctor to continue the fight. Silva was hit by the biggest win of his career as a wrestler and burst into tears. A public sector that stupid feeling that the end was near.
“Something happened at the beginning and again can not change it. Maybe it’s time to go. (…) A big thanks you for your love, for their warm welcome, for your support. Thank God for everything, “said the” last emperor. “In turn, Silva said he showed the world their ability to win.
Emelianenko officials could use as a replacement tournament if any of the other participants to withdraw due to injury, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said.
But after consecutive losses to Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Silva, Emelianenko has lost its reputation as unbeatable fighting machine.
“I always said that Superman and Robocop does not exist,” Silva said. “Werdum it started and I finished the proof.”
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has never given Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko a chance to escape when they went ashore.
Silva has reached the semifinals of the Grand Prix World Grand beating Emelianenko Strikeforce on Saturday, sending her losses back-to-back for the first time in his career. Silva has held its own stand during the first round-up exchanges, while the Russian assault on the field for most of the second. In its 10-year career in mixed martial arts, Emelianenko has never been so completely dominated for a ride.
Prowess catches Silva, a black belt in jiu-jitsu who has been training extensively with wrestlers in recent months showed when he won with apparent ease Emelianenko and quick access to vantage points on the ground.
After years of training at American Top Team, Silva last year formed his own camp in Boca Raton, Fla., where he and his coaching videoanlysis Emelianenko, who trains primarily in sambo, a system Combat originally developed for the Soviet army.
“He knows what to do with guys sambo control, particularly control over the top,” said Andrei Benkei, the strength trainer and conditioning Silva. “He did not only perfect size -. It is stronger than Fedor – but there are many techniques out there. ”
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