3.) Decision Win Over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride Shockwave 2004:
This pivotal Pride rematch was the rubber match for Fedor and ‘Big Nog,’ as their rematch, which ‘Minotauro’ was winning early, at Pride: Final Conflict 2004 had been ruled a no contest due to an accidental head-butt. Emelianenko had much to prove after ripping the belt from Nogueira in a fight to be mentioned on this list, and he definitely showed why he was the pound-for-pound best fighter in MMA at the time.
Utilizing his time-honored ground and pound skills to batter Nogueira much like he did once before, this was a fight that left no doubts whatsoever to the true all-out dominance displayed in arguably the most talented heavyweight landscape ever seen.