With the UFC and Bellator putting on great cards this weekend, the once proclaimed great heavyweight in the world fought to relatively little fanfare. Headlining the M-1 Global early this morning, Fedor Emelianenko made his first appearance since losing three in a row which resulted in his Strikeforce release.
Fedor took on another the veteran submission specialist Jeff Monson in Moscow, Russia inside the Olympic Stadium. In front of 22,000 plus fans, “The Last Emperor” got back in the win column with a unanimous decision win. Fedor dropped Monson multiple times during the fight but made his opponent get back up and stand with him each time.
M-1 Global: Battle of the Legends Results:
Fedor Emelianenko defeated Jeff Monson by Unanimous Decision
Daniel Weichel defeated Jose Figueroa by 1st rd. KO (Becomes new M-1 lightweight champion)
Alexander Yakovlev defeated Juan Manuel Suarez by 2nd rd. TKO
Yuri Ivlev defeated Jerome Bouisson by 1st rd. TKO
Mairbek Taisumov defeated Joshua Thorpe by 2nd rd. KO
Mikhail Malyutin defeated Seydina Seck by 1st rd. KO
Albert Duraev defeated Xavier Foupa-Pokam by 2nd rd. Submission (triangle choke)
Salim Davidov defeated Sergey Kornev by Unanimous Decision
Before Fedor stepped into the Olympic Stadium M-1 Global held their 29th M-1 Challenge event on Saturday from the Ufa Arena in Ufa, Russia. The event was headlined by the former UFC fighter Mario Miranda, taking on the Russian Dmitry Samoilov.
M-1 Challenge XXIX: Dmitry Samoilov vs. Mario Miranda Results:
Mario Miranda defeated Dmitry Samoilov by 2nd rd. Submission (Kimura)
Eric Oganov defeated Daniel Madrid by 2nd rd. Submission (Heel Hook)
Artem Damkovsky defeated Antun Rachich by 1st rd. KO
Marat Gafurov defeated Sheikh-Magomed Arophanov by Decision
Arsen Temirhanov defeated Christian Ekkerlin by 1st rd. Submission (Armbar)
Ramazan Emeev defeated Ruslan Nadzhafaliev by 2nd rd. Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Julio Cesar dе Almeyda defeated Bahtijar Arzumanov by Decision
Mikhail Istomin defeated Timur Shikhmagomedov by 2nd rd. TKO
Denis Komkin defeated Ruslan Stepanyan by 1st rd. KO
Denis Goltsov defeated Teymur Aslanov by 1st rd. Submission (Mounted Triangle)
Ahmet Sultanov defeated Vladimir Kuchenko by 1st rd. Submission (Strikes)