Fedor Emelianenko looked a lot better on Nov. 20, finally breaking out of his three fight losing streak. Here are the results of the M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson fight card held at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Fedor Emelianenko defeats Jeff Monson
Fedor’s striking looked sharp against Monson, knocking him down several times during the fight and destroying his lead leg with kicks. Monson was unable to utilize his game plan against “The Last Emperor,” getting stuffed every time he tried to take the fight to the ground. All three judges scored the fight for Fedor, giving him his first win since 2009. Fedor’s next fight will be against well respected judoka, Satoshi Ishi.
Daniel Weichel defeats Jose Figueroa
Weichel wasted little time against the M-1 Global lightweight champion, stepping inside and dropping the veteran MMA fighter halfway through the first round. Weichel followed up with some ground-and-pound, forcing the referee to stop the fight in the very first round. With the win, Weichel is now the new M-1 Global lightweight champion.
Alexander Yakovlev defeats Juan Manuel Suarez
Yakovlev handed Suarez his first loss as a professional MMA fighter, using his wrestling to dominate the fight. Yakovlev’s kept Suarez on his back for a majority of the first round, finishing him off in the second with some vicious ground-and-pound.
Yuri Ivlev defeats Jerome Bouisson
Ivlev stalked Bouisson for a majority of the first round, landing some solid kicks before putting him away with a big right hook towards the end of the round.
Maribek Taisumov defeats Joshua Thorpe
Both MMA fighters exchanged for a while before Thorpe started fading away in the second round. Taisumov connected with a right that dropped Thorpe to the ground, and a few more punches sealed the deal.
Mikhail Malyutin defeats Seydina Seck (KO, round one)
Albert Duraev defeats Xavier Foupa-Pokam (triangle choke, round two)
Salim Davidov defeats Sergey Kornev (unanimous decision)
Alexander Volkov defeats Arsen Abdulkerimov (KO, round one)