Strikeforce kicked off their Heavyweight tournament this evening in stunning fashion, but nothing more stunning than watch The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Fedor Emelianenko dropping his second straight fight, albeit, due to a doctor stoppage, a loss nonetheless.
Is this the end of The last Emperor in MMA? He has talked about retiring recently, and with this loss, I fear this may have been the last time we see Fedor inside the cage. I am just speculating of course, but this is clearly not the Fedor we are used to. He has fought bigger men then Silva, but just couldn’t figure out what to do on the ground tonight.
“Kharitonov treated Arlovski like Christina Aguilera treated the National Anthem” – Mauro Ranallo
At least we were treated to that incredible line by Mauro tonight, after Kharitonov destroyed Arlovski, leaving him motionless, knocked out cold in their bout. Very exciting fight.
Another big surprise tonight, was the announcment of Gina Carano’s return. In one of the most awkward interviews i’ve seen since Rampage Jackson humped the woman interviewing him a few years ago, Gina stuttered that her return was near, and also she has been doing movies. I for one, will check it out, for no other reason to just stare at her beauty.
The rest of the fights on the card were all great, older brother of Alistair Overeem,Valentijn, performed a quick neck crank on a very inexperienced opponent.
Chad Griggs continues his reign of terror as he TKO’ed Gian Villante
Shane Del Rosario pulled off a pretty slick armbar over Lavar Johnson, who was just begging Shane to take his arm home, as while mounted kept flailing his arms in your face like a wacky wavvy imflatable arm flailing tubeman from Family Guy.
Another very impressive card put on by Strikeforce(minus the stoppage of the Fedor fight). With that being said, I am starting to much rather watch a Strikeforce event than UFC event. Strikeforce fights rarely make it to the third round(more so since the departure of lay’n'pray artist Jake Shields). The UFC there are a lot more “point getters” which makes it rather unenjoyable to watch sometimes.
Strikeforce is gaining strength, and the opinion of this blogger is being shared with many MMA fans on the internet.
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Written by Chris Murphy