Fedor Emelianenko destroys Pedro Rizzo in St. PetersburgPosted on June 21, 2012, 03:07 PM by Anton Gurevich
MMA legend Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko has improved his post-Strikeforce record to 3-0, with a spectacular victory over Pedro Rizzo in the main event of M-1 Global: White Nights in St. Petersburg, Russia. Fedor showed signs of "PRIDE" Fedor, with an explosive finish that left Pedro Rizzo unconscious.
Fedor opened with his traditional fighting stance, which pushed Pedro Rizzo back to the ropes. The Last Emperor started with simple one-two combinations, and immediately found Rizzo's head. The Brazilian tried to respond with combinations of his own, but Fedor Emelianenko defended well. More than anything, it was Fedor who delivered low kicks and mid-kicks, while Pedro Rizzo, who has a number of TKO victories via leg kicks on his record, was busy with surviving Fedor's fast hands.
Finally, Emelianenko exploded with a trademark barrage of strikes, leaving Pedro Rizzo absolutely no chance. Rizzo went down like a sack of potatoes, while Fedor finalized the deal with a series of powerful ground and pound strikes. Rizzo required a few minutes to get back on his feet, as fans at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, celebrated The Last Emperor's victory.
Fedor Emelianenko improved to 34-4-(1) in his career. The Russian legend spoke about retiring against Rizzo, but it looks like his convincing performance will at least postpone the inevitable walk-away from Mixed Martial Arts competition.
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