MENU
#Fight Night Stockholm #Alexander Gustafsson #Glover Teixeira #Colosseum #Conor McGregor #Mariusz Pudzianowski #Dynasty of Heroes #TKO #Fight One #Marcin Held #Damir Hadzovic #UFC 211



If this was the end, what a fitting end it was.

Former Pride Fighting Championships heavyweight titleholder Fedor Emelianenko was in vintage form, as he wiped out Pedro Rizzo in less than 90 seconds on Thursday in the M-1 Global “Fedor vs. Rizzo” main event at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Afterward, the 35-year-old announced his intention to retire from the sport, according to multiple news outlets.

Rizzo (19-10), who had not competed in nearly two years, lay unconscious 1:24 into round one, the latest in a long line of men victimized by Emelianenko’s power and speed.

The Russian icon set the tone from the start, as he put Rizzo on his heels with a crisp left hook roughly 40 seconds after the fight began. Later, he followed a quick kick to the Brazilian’s left leg with a thudding overhand right behind the ear that sent Rizzo crashing to the canvas. Dazed and vulnerable, the former UFC heavyweight title contender was a sitting duck. Emelianenko followed him to the canvas and flipped the off switch with a series of vicious haymakers.

Emelianenko, who turns 36 in September, has pieced together a nifty three-fight winning streak, albeit against less-than-stellar opposition. His latest run of success comes on the heels of back-to-back-to-back losses to two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist Fabricio Werdum, onetime EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva and former two-division Pride titleholder Dan Henderson that resulted in his unceremonious release from Strikeforce.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Valerie Letoureau Announces Next Fight and Retirement Plans | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Newly signed Bellator fighter Valerie Letourneau announced her first fight with the promotion on Monday and laid our her timeline for retirement. read news >>

Your daily Ragin' Al update: Iaquinta now UFC boss, calls out Swanson, releases Northcutt, calls Perry and Lee 'ignorant

  • 28 days ago
  • 137 views

Al Iaquinta may not be the UFC’s favorite fighter right now, but he’s making a heck of an impression on social media.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Vitor Belfort Reveals UFC Retirement Plan | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

Vitor Belfort has unveiled his UFC retirement plan, putting the wraps on a career that has spanned more than two decades. read news >>

Longtime UFC veteran Nik Lentz announces departure from American Top Team, figuring out future plans

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Nik Lentz today announced he’s no longer a part of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., ending a five-year relationship with the famed MMA training center.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Announces TUF 26 Will Crown Women's Flyweight Champion | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. read news >>

For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, No News is ... Well ... No News | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 14 views

In update number 1,583,462 – or so it seems – Dana White provides the latest update on getting a Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight signed. read news >>

Anthony Johnson's UFC retirement didn't surprise Ryan Bader

  • 24 days ago
  • 213 views

Ryan Bader said he was far less caught off guard than most by the surprise retirement of Anthony Johnson following his UFC 210 title-fight loss to Daniel Cormier last month.Filed under: Bellator, New read news >>

UFC Announces Huge Summer Kickoff Press Conference | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

Dana White will host a Summer Kickoff press conference with some of the athletes from UFC 212 through UFC 214. read news >>

Dana White calls Anderson Silva's bluff: 'If you're considering retirement, you should probably do it'

  • 22 days ago
  • 264 views

Earlier this week, former pound-for-pound king and ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva threatened to call it quits on the sport if he doesn’t get an interim title fight for his next bout. Now the read news >>

Dana White: Anderson Silva Should Probably Just Retire | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

With Anderson Silva recently threatening retirement, UFC president Dana White said that the former champ probably should just go ahead and do it. read news >>