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The card is headlined by a bout between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson. In the co-main event the M-1 Challenge lightweight title is up for grabs when Jose Figueroa takes on Daniel Weichel.
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Joshua Thorpe vs. Maribek Taisumov – Round 1 – They touch gloves and Taisumov with a jab and a high kick that is blocked. Thorpe looking to work low kicks. Thorpe tries to catch a kick for the takedown but Taisumov stays standing. Taisumov with a takedown attempt but Thorpe quickly back to his feet. Thorpe tries for a spinning back kick and Taisumov lands a punch to the back of his head. Taisumov clinches, spins around and takes the back and now he’s trying for a suplex but can’t get it so he sweeps and has Thorpe’s back on the ground. Taisumov on the back landing some punches in between looking for the choke. Taisumov can’t finish before the round ends. 10-9 Taisumov.
Round 2 – Taisumov looking for the takedown early after controlling the fight once it went to the ground in the first round. Both guys throwing punches, neither guy landing. A lot of pawing shots and still not much actual landing through the first half of the round. Taisumov with a body kick and now both men land glancing right hands. Taisumov throws a right hand and gets the takedown off of it and opens up with big punches out of nowhere and Thorpe is out cold. The fight is over and Thorpe looks like he turned and went to sleep after the fight was stopped, laying on his side with his eyes closed. Maribek Taisumov wins by KO (punches), round 2.
Jerome Bouisson vs. Yuri Ivlev – Round 1 – Ivlev with a leg kick. Bouisson is really tenative here. Ivlev with a crushing right hand and Bouisson drops to the ground. The ref jumps in to stop it immediately and that’ll do it. Looks like the ref stoppage may have been a touch too quick but the way he went down makes it entirely defensible. Yuri Ivlev wins by TKO (punch), round 1.
Alexander Yakovlev vs. Juan Manuel Suarez – Round 1 – Suarez with a leg kick. Overhand right by Suarez is blocked and he goes to a leg kick. Suarez jumps to pull guard and Yakovlev slams him down. Yakovlev trying to avoid the submissions of Suarez and he postures up and lands a few punches before letting him up. Suarez with a nice right hand so Yakovlev takes him down. Suarez threatens with a guillotine choke but Yakovlev gets out. Now Suarez looks for an armbar but can’t lock it in and now he eats a few hard punches. Suarez tries for an interesting transition to a triangle choke but almost gets caught in an arm triangle. 10-9 Yakovlev.
Round 2 – Yakovlev with a takedown early in the round. Suarez is fishing for submissions but Yakovlev defending pretty well and landing punches. Left hand by Yakovlev gets in, Suarez shoots and Yakovlev stuffs it to end up on top. Yakovlev continuing to grind away with punches and elbows to the body. Nice right hand and Suarez covers up and turns away and the ref is forced to jump in. Alexander Yakovlev wins by TKO (punches), round 2.
M-1 Challenge Lightweight Title – Daniel Weichel vs. Jose Figueroa – Round 1 – Figueroa is working his punches early and Weichel catches one of his punches and lands a right hand. Jose with a right hand of his own. Both men land right hands but it’s Jose who lands the harder punch. Right hand by Weichel. Overhand right by Weichel drops Figueroa! Weichel pounces with big hammerfists and Figueroa is out! New M-1 lightweight champion. Daniel Weichel wins by TKO (punches), round 1.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson – Round 1 – Right hand by Fedor misses, Monson shoots but can’t get the takedown. Fedor is landing leg kicks and Monson doesn’t appear to have any idea what to do. Fedor continuing to land the leg kicks. Monson bleeding from the nose from a few Fedor punches. Fedor keeping safe with the leg kicks. Monson finally shoots in but Fedor stuffs it and turns to get on top. Fedor decides to stand right back up and goes back to the leg kicks. Monson just covering up now and Fedor lands a punch that sends him stumbling backward and falling to the ground. Fedor lays on top of him and throws some soft punches. Not exactly how I saw him finishing it. Fedor makes him stand up, Monson shoots again after getting hit but can’t get the takedown. The round ends and it was…not good. 10-9 Fedor.
Round 2 – Fedor with a leg kick. Fedor lands a right hand, Monson goes down. Fedor makes him stand back up. Monson shoots again and Fedor stuffs it again. More leg kicks. Monson is basically begging for Fedor to go to the ground now, even if Jeff has to be on bottom. Right hand by Fedor and Monson goes down again. Fedor standing over him landing leg kicks. Monson stands right back up now. Monson with a half-effort shot and Fedor defends yet again. Monson just diving for legs over and over and it’s clearly not going to work. Monson’s performance is embarrassing. He’s continually falling over and has no sort of offensive plan whatsoever. A few more shots from Fedor, Monson falls briefly and gets up again. Monson shoots in again and this time is able to pull half guard but there are only ten seconds left. 10-8 Fedor. Monson did nothing.
Round 3 – Leg kicks by Fedor and a right hand. Monson gets inside, lands a knee to the body and Fedor throws him to the ground and backs away. Hard leg kick and Fedor opening up with his punches a little more now. Leg kick by Fedor and Monson falls to the ground. Monson with a wide hook that misses and Fedor jabs him. Another leg kick. Monson with a shot from way too far away and he tumbles to the ground. Monson moving around a little better after a brief stoppage to check on a cut. Fedor lands a right hand and Monson tries to shoot but can’t get it to the ground. Fedor throwing at the end of the round, Monson shoots again and can’t get it. And the fight ends. 10-9 Fedor.
Official Scorecards: Fedor Emelianenko wins by unanimous decision. No scores announced.
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