Fedor Emelianko was bloodied less than a minute into the Strikeforce MMA bout, but he still came out the victor with one big shot/blow to the head of Brett Rogers and then it was all over, but this might have been the most exciting/interesting sporting event of the entire weekend.
Pound-for-pound, Fedor might just be the best fighter alive today. That is the word that Gus Johnson was putting out there, and I for one, have to agree with Gus.
I have not seen anyone that can take this guy, Fedor Emelianko…..Brock Lesnar couldn’t take Fedor, but I would love to see him try. Big Brett Rogers, gave it try, but he went down like a sack of potatoes…..
Did anyone else see this fight?
You would have to think that it drew very good ratings for CBS and it was so much better than anything that Kimbo Slice could muster up. Slice just couldn’t cut it, but this Fedor Emelianko-Brett Rogers fight was Pay-per View quality coming into your living room at no charge.
The MMA bouts of this magnitude make pro wrestling look like a Cub Scout meeting with The Three Stooges on board for the main entertainment….
How can we even attempt to compare WWE and MMA? There is simply no comparison. The WWE is good entertainment if you don’t have an alternative, but with the MMA, there is an alternative and it is for the real fight enthusiast who has a certain level of sporting intelligance.
Give us more of Fedor!!!!! He is the best in the fight business today…….
from Wade Keller at www.pwtorch.com:
The widest base of potential viewers for any Fedor Emelianenko fight in history lived up to expectations. The fighter widely regarded as the best MMA fighter in the world this decade stood a tough test from the undefeated, much-larger top contender Brett Rogers, but finished Rogers with a nasty roundhouse nearly two minutes into the second round.
Rogers, a St. Paul, Minn. native who quickly rose through the rankings, entered 10-0 and left 10-1, but perhaps with more respect in the MMA community. He bloodied Fedor’s nose in the opening seconds, pummeled him on the mat and seemed to have him trouble later in the round, and survived some strong punches and submission attempts by Fedor in an exciting, dramatic, back-and-forth first round that had the Chicago crowd rocking.
After the fight, Fedor said he learned a lot about Rogers in the first round and took that knowledge with him into the second, where he exploited what he saw as a weakness, a splaying of his legs during stand-up. Fedor took Rogers down with lightning fast, powerful lunging left roundhouse punch. A few seconds later referee John McCarthy stepped in to stop the fight as Fedor appeared ready to pummel a stunned Rogers with damaging blows on the mat.
Rogers afterward could barely contain himself, saying he wanted a rematch. In fact, he seemed ready for a rematch at that second. He said next time he wouldn’t hold back. He said he doubted himself and it slowed his aggressiveness. Fedor won over the crowd, although at one point “Fedor” chants were drowned out by “USA” chants as Rogers had earned the crowd’s respect after round one.