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VCURamFan
01-02-2012, 03:24 AM
From MMAFighting.com:

Fedor Emelianenko returned to Japan on New Year's Eve and earned an easy first-round knockout victory, leveling the Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii with a right-left-right combination that ended the fight quickly.

Fedor's performance in the main event at the Dream New Year's Eve show at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan was impressive, but it also showed just how mediocre a fighter Ishii is: His striking and stand-up defense are extremely rudimentary, and he just wasn't ready for an opponent of Fedor's level.

The two had a good exchange in the early going that started with Fedor throwing a kick, Ishii catching it and going for a takedown, a brief clinch and ultimately Fedor knocking Ishii down, and after that it was all Fedor: The Last Emperor had settled in and gotten comfortable, and then he was going to win handily.

For Fedor, who left Strikeforce on a three-fight losing streak this summer, the win over Ishii was his second in a row, having previously beaten Jeff Monson by decision. Fedor is no longer fighting high-quality competition, but he is winning again.

In other Dream New Year's Eve action:
-- Shinya Aoki defended his Dream lightweight title with a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Satoru Kitaoka. Aoki wasn't able to finish the fight despite repeatedly getting dominant positions on the ground, but he won this fight handily.

-- Hiroyuki Takaya won an easy decision over Takeshi "Lion" Inoue in the Dream featherweight title fight. Inoue simply looked like he didn't come to fight, as Takaya repeatedly battered him with punches, and Inoue spent most of the 25-minute affair backing away.

-- Bibiano Fernandes won two fights to take the Dream bantamweight title, first defeating Rodolfo Marques by unanimous decision in the semifinal bout, then beating up Antonio Banuelos by first-round TKO in the final. Fernandes looked great, and he may just be the best bantamweight outside the UFC.

-- Tatsuya Kawajiri looked very good in his featherweight fight with Kazuyuki Miyata, winning with an arm-triangle choke in the second round. Kawajiri is now 2-0 since dropping to featherweight.

-- Megumi Fujii, one of the best female fighters in the world, did exactly what everyone expected her to do: She made short work of the overmatched Karla Benitez, winning with an arm bar in the first round.

-- In a highly entertaining mixed-rules match, Katsunori Kikuno defeated Yuichiro Nagashima with a second-round TKO. Kikuno battered Nagashima in the first round of the fight, which used kickboxing rules, and then finished him off on the ground in the second round of the fight, which used MMA rules.

MattHughesRocks
01-02-2012, 04:10 AM
Actions speak louder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8Cc4ihGeo

VCURamFan
01-02-2012, 04:38 AM
Actions speak louder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8Cc4ihGeo

Show off. :tongue0011:

Vizion
01-02-2012, 05:11 AM
Happy for Fedor but would like to see a step up in competition.

Maybe that ill-fated bout betwixt he and Lesnar ? :wink:

MattHughesRocks
01-02-2012, 05:57 AM
I'm just more handy then you!

Show off. :tongue0011:

matthughesfan21
01-02-2012, 06:21 AM
Good ko by Fedor, but that guy had no business being in the ring with Fedor(neither did Monson for that matter) Enough with the C level fighters and fight somebody who can actually challenge you again

Max
01-02-2012, 03:20 PM
Good ko by Fedor, but that guy had no business being in the ring with Fedor(neither did Monson for that matter) Enough with the C level fighters and fight somebody who can actually challenge you again

The guy lost 3 fights in a row. Its ok to sometimes take a step back and have a few fights to get get your confidence back.

JavierDLC
01-02-2012, 03:34 PM
The guy lost 3 fights in a row. Its ok to sometimes take a step back and have a few fights to get get your confidence back.

Exactly. I still think he can beat anyone any given day.

VCURamFan
01-02-2012, 03:37 PM
The guy lost 3 fights in a row. Its ok to sometimes take a step back and have a few fights to get get your confidence back.
Agreed. Matt's been pretty honest abuot the fact that after his back-to-back losses to hallman & Pele, he was ready to hang it up & that if it weren't for Monte Cox setting him up against lesser opponents, he probably would have retired without ever winning the UFC WW title.

rearnakedchoke
01-02-2012, 04:52 PM
i'd like to see fedor get a nutrionist and get down to 205 and see what he does there .... maybe he could solve JBJ???

JavierDLC
01-02-2012, 05:41 PM
i'd like to see fedor get a nutrionist and get down to 205 and see what he does there .... maybe he could solve JBJ???

That would be awesome to see him fight at Light Heavyweight!! But I think his Pride is bigger than Him and he wouldn't want to drop weight and fight the little guys so to speak.

flo
01-02-2012, 07:16 PM
The guy lost 3 fights in a row. Its ok to sometimes take a step back and have a few fights to get get your confidence back.

I totally agree and am so happy to see Fedor get the win.

Liddellfan
01-02-2012, 10:00 PM
i'd like to see fedor get a nutrionist and get down to 205 and see what he does there .... maybe he could solve JBJ???


He wouldn't have a chance.........

kevint13
01-02-2012, 10:07 PM
I actually liked how Fedor fought this fight, he was a lot more patient than he had been.

rearnakedchoke
01-02-2012, 10:13 PM
He wouldn't have a chance.........

at making 205 or beating JBJ?

kevint13
01-02-2012, 10:16 PM
at making 205 or beating JBJ?

He wouldn't have a chance against JBJ because he would never get a UFC contract...that bridge has been burned!

VCURamFan
01-03-2012, 12:22 AM
He wouldn't have a chance against JBJ because he would never get a UFC contract...that bridge has been burned!

I don't believe that. Dana has proved over & over that he's willing to swallow his pride if it means big money for the UFC. That being said, I don't think that he'll budge against M-1's co-promotion demand because there's no up-side in it for the UFC. Unless Fedor somehow gets out from under M-1, they will prevent him from coming to the UFC.

kevint13
01-03-2012, 01:01 AM
I don't believe that. Dana has proved over & over that he's willing to swallow his pride if it means big money for the UFC. That being said, I don't think that he'll budge against M-1's co-promotion demand because there's no up-side in it for the UFC. Unless Fedor somehow gets out from under M-1, they will prevent him from coming to the UFC.

First, M-1 is partly owned by Fedor...kinda hard for him to get out from under it.

Second, I don't see where you are coming up with Dana swallowing his pride if it means big money....who has he done this with aside from Tito?

If this conversation happened 2-3 years ago, sure I could see the possibility. Fedor is not worth that much to the UFC now and there is nowhere for him to go to prove his worth.

VCURamFan
01-03-2012, 01:17 AM
First, M-1 is partly owned by Fedor...kinda hard for him to get out from under it.

Second, I don't see where you are coming up with Dana swallowing his pride if it means big money....who has he done this with aside from Tito?

If this conversation happened 2-3 years ago, sure I could see the possibility. Fedor is not worth that much to the UFC now and there is nowhere for him to go to prove his worth.

OK, true, but he's about as much in charge of M-1 as Flash Entertainment is in charge of the UFC. Let's be clear: it's Fedor's managers who run M-1 Global & those same managers are the ones that are effectively blocking him from getting into the UFC with their demands.

Off the top of my head: Brock, Randy, BJ, Overeem & Kimbo. All fighters he's talked $h!t about & said they'd never be in the UFC (again, in some cases), but then he welcomed them in (or back) with open arms.

I agree. A thrice defeated Fedor finally getting wins off UFC castaways & n00bs isn't too marketable. Since that means not much money, I don't see Dana eating any humble pie.

bj44
01-03-2012, 03:30 AM
The only loss where fedor really looked bad to me was the bigfoot fight... I still think he has alot left in the tank... Hes not untouchable like he use to be but hes still a top tier fighter... Hes still more relevent then his peers like nog and cro cop imo... Problem is who could he fight outside the UFC??? Sylvia or arlovski again??? :laugh:

Max
01-03-2012, 03:45 AM
Hes still more relevent then his peers like nog and cro cop imo...

thats becasue when Fedor beats you he sucks the life out of you and leaves you a shell of your former self. Just look at Tim, AA and Rogers