Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva defeats Fedor Emelianenko via a Doctor StoppagePosted on February 12, 2011, 11:07 PM by Anton Gurevich
Antonio Silva did what a very few people expected from him by defeating Fedor Emelianenko. Silva used his reach and an incredible size advantage to control "The Last Emperor", who struggled to cut down the giant. Fedor's punches landed directly on Bigfoot's chin, but the Brazilian answered with strikes of his own to control the pace during the fight.
Silva opened the second round with a perfect takedown, and quickly advanced into a mount position. Bigfoot landed powerful ground and pound strikes from the top, as Fedor tried to escape three times from the dangerous position. However, Bigfoot was alert, not allowing his opponent to slip away. Second round ended with Bigfoot's kneebar attempt, on which Fedor answered with the one of his own.
At this moment, Fedor's eye was grotesquely swollen. Fedor went exhausted to his corner, as Mauro Ranallo announced that the fight might be over. And after seconds of confusion, Ranallo's announcement proved to be true. Doctors decided to sotp the action.
Antonio Silva advances to the Semi-Finals, where he will meet the winner of the fight between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum. Fedor Emelianenko is 32-3 in his MMA career, and according to his post-fight interview, may retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.