Fedor Emelianenko gets back on track with a Unanimous Decision victory over Jeff MonsonPosted on November 20, 2011, 09:07 AM by Anton Gurevich
Nearly 22,000 spectators witnessed a very methodical and patient Emelianenko, who was not rushing in to go for the kill, like he did against Dan Henderson and Fabricio Werdum. Fedor dominated Monson with an old school kickboxing stance, totally different from what the fans are used to see during his fights.
The Russian legend punished Jeff Monson with leg kicks and simple striking combinations that left no room for aggression from the former UFC Heavyweight title challenger. It looked like Jeff Monson has no offensive plan or whatsoever to deal with "The Last Emperor".
Monson tried to respond with takedown attempts, all ending up in failure. Fedor had Monson knocked down on several occasions, but "The Last Emperor" refused to get into the BJJ legend's guard. Instead, Emelianenko picked his shot from distance in perfect timing, forcing Jeff Monson to stop the strikes with his head.
In the end, Jeff Monson needed a help to walk back to the dressing room, and Fedor Emelianenko gets his first victory since the triumph over Brett Rogers. Fedor is now 33-4 in MMA, looking to set his career back on track.