Fedor beats Monson by decision; complete results

by Chris Palmquist | source: mmamania.com
 

For the first time in more than two years, Fedor Emelianenko has won a fight.

Fedor, the heavyweight who was among the best MMA fighters in the world for most of the last decade, snapped his three-fight losing streak with an easy unanimous decision victory over Jeff Monson at an M-1 Global event in Moscow on Sunday.

The fight wasn't much of a competition at all: Fedor battered Monson with punches and leg kicks, and Monson repeatedly failed in his efforts to take the fight to the ground. Fedor didn't look great, but he did look a whole lot better than Monson.

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Quick Results

Main Card
265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko def. Jeff Monson via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Daniel Weichel def. Jose Figueroa via KO round one
170 lbs.: Alexander Yakovlev def. Juan Manuel Suarez via TKO at 3:15 round two
155 lbs.: Mairbek Taisumov def. Joshua Thorpe via KO at 3:15 round two
185 lbs.: Albert Duraev def.Xavier Foupa-Pokam vis submission (triangle choke) at 2:40 round two

Prelim Card
155 lbs.: Yuri Ivlev def. Jerome Bouisson via KO at 0:58 round one
265 lbs.: Alexander Volkov  def.Arsen Abdulkerimov via KO round one
205 lbs.: Salim Davidov def. Sergey Kornev via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Mikhail Malyutin def. Seydina Seck via KO round one
155 lbs.: Nikolai Kaushansky vs. Alexander Vinogradov

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How to watch.

“Fedor vs. Monson,” presented by M-1 Global, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 7:30 AM/ET – 4:30 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. Check listings for same-day replays.

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Fedor Emelianenko unanimous decision over Jeff Monson

Following consecutive losses to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva and Dan Henderson, Fedor Emelianenko returned to M-1 Global to fight an experienced opponent. However, Jeff Monson had little to offer the Russian and continually failed to get the fight to the mat, where the renowned grappler had his best shot at victory.

Instead, Emelianenko treated the fight much like a kickboxing match, and he dropped Monson on multiple occasions – including three times in a dominant second round –with single shots. However, unlike Strikeforce, where his aggression sometimes proved an unwise gamble, he remained patient, refused to follow his opponent to the mat, and simply chopped him down with stinging leg kicks and lunging punches once they were standing.

By the third round, Monson was battered and bloodied, and his flatfooted fighting style and telegraphed shots made him easy prey.

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Recent Comments »

KickYoNuts site profile image  

11/20/11 11:14 PM by KickYoNuts

 If this was gonna be a fix Fedor would end up being the first man to stop Monson is an impressive first round fashion.

MichaelMeyers site profile image  

11/20/11 11:12 PM by MichaelMeyers

Because he couldn't. He tried, but couldn't do shit.

Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

11/20/11 11:10 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

lol at the white boy from the nicest part of Oakland..

RedDragonUK site profile image  

11/20/11 10:49 PM by RedDragonUK

Not fixed. Go watch Reid vs Barrett now THAT was a fixed fight. Fedor just dominated and if it was a fix I doubt Fedor knew he certainly didnt look like it.

crumbs site profile image  

11/20/11 10:43 PM by crumbs

watching that fight, you realize why some poeple may think its fixed, monson didnt do shit

JediJitsu site profile image  

11/20/11 8:40 PM by JediJitsu

GOAT, IMO.

OaktownWhiteBoy site profile image  

11/20/11 7:31 PM by OaktownWhiteBoy

^^^Pink - Stupid Girlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HohEh4PGLcFooled ya!

hermanitor site profile image  

11/20/11 7:21 PM by hermanitor

Just saying that the recipe is there. It was a 'shady' event to say the least. How was their drug testing, what athletic sanctioning bodies oversaw the event? Etc. This is M1 we're talking about, and they are pretty desperate right now.Also, Fedor looked, meh. It's not him I was concentrating on. It was Monson. He was not in the fight. He didn't throw any punches till like 14 minutes in, and those seemed to be just for show.He was there to lose for a paycheck. Though I dont put it past The scum at M1 to say "hey Jeff, you best make our guy look good, we dont want out guy getting hurt" How do you know that in a fix it wouldn't go to decision? Seems just as possible as a KO to me.Not saying it was fixed, just saying the event was shady and suspicious and I wouldn't put it past a bunch of Russian gangster con-men.Would you?