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Top Five UFC Opponents For Fedor Emelianenko


Bigfoot vs. Fedor

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

After his historic run in Pride and other organizations, Emelianenko headed to Strikeforce in 2009, and it was there his career began to take a turn for the worse. “The Last Emperor” scored a knockout in his first bout with the promotion, but he then went on a devastating three-fight losing skid that served as the catalyst towards his hiatus from the sport.

One of those three losses came by way of TKO via doctor’s stoppage at the hands of UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Silva was at one point a fearsome giant, but he has since fallen on rough times, losing four of his last five with all four of those losses coming by way of striking stoppage.

It’s safe to say that both he and Emelianenko are on the backside of their careers, but that’s why this bout may make sense. Also, this bout would give “The Last Emperor” a chance at redemption before he and the Brazilian ride off into the sunset.

  • aNYagenda

    I like AA the best out of those.

    Especially for the way the first one played out.
    AA winning it until taking one of the goofiest KO’s in his collection.

    I think AA would have the advantage today,
    but Fed would still have a punchers chance against the notorious Arlovski chin.

  • Jeff Harris

    I think he should have a re-match with Fabio Maldinado .. .BUT ,, you need to tell Fabio that is is ok to punch the hell out of Fedor (Like he had done for the first round of their fight ,, seemed to suddenly just give up as if told to do so 😀 ) .. Making more fights ,, in the UFC ?? for Fedor is a f#$@ing joke !!! Didnt he retire once ?? He ought to retire again ,, he was hurt so bad that last fight he could barely talk ,, I dont think he hurt Fabio at all …

  • Jeff Harris

    “HUGE DRAW” ,, lol … Fedor lost that “draw” years ago … !! Should be introducing new fighters .. This old fighter come back stuff is shitty !!

    • Michael Mello

      Fedor is a joke ? How old are you? mark Hunt was a joke . AA was a joke Rothwell was a joke I don’t know man if you like fedor or not if you are a mma fan I don’t know how you can’t love his style of fighting

      • Jeff Harris

        Did you just see his last fight ?? it was complete fix !@ How old am I ?? WTF does that have to do with anything …

      • Jeff Harris

        Maldonado punched him out …

  • deko

    Taking on a much smaller Fabio Maldonado ?

  • Michael Mello

    Am I the only one who thought this was a awesome fight ? Seriously fedor is human he got hit and came back what is the big deal and to the fool that wrote this article Fabio was the bigger apponent. I don’t know why people can’t take this fight for what it was a awesome exciting fight. If two UFC fighters fought this way it would have been fight of the night. i hope Fedor fights in the UFC seriously who wouldn’t want to watch him fight the guy is always moving forward

    • Jeff Harris

      Fabio was bigger ?? how so ?? fkn guy is scrawny compared to Fedor ,,, you obviously are in love with Fedor ,, The fuckin guy was punched fucking silly in the first round and the fight absolutely should have been stopped … If that fight was in the States they would have stopped that fight and he was technically knocked the fuck out !!!! I bet there are other Fedor nut huggers that might try to suggest that his fight with Maldonado was a good fight too ,,, What a fucking joke !!! YES A JOKE !!! He might have been good at one time but he is not now ,, ffs he could barely speak after the fight … You are a joke too if you think that was a good fight …

  • Magma Phi

    Fedor was seonds aways from being KO cold. I love fedor but dont want to see him fighting in this condition. My appreciation for what he has done in the past weighs heavier then the thrill of seeing him fight again.