30 Mar 2009 08:20:32 AM
(Props: MMA Fanhouse)
As a footnote to his essay about leaving Red Devil and being totally cleared to fight in America, you may recall Aleks Emelianenko making passing mention of a bout against Ibragim Magomedov. Well, it happened this weekend in Russia, and as you see it probably won’t be on anyone’s Fight of the Year list.
Emelianenko gets rocked by a good right hand at the end of an exchange and is clearly wobbled, but he’s savvy enough to clinch and hold on until he can get his mind unscrambled. By that time, however, the referee has noticed that Magomedov is cut, and the fight gets stopped before it really had a chance to get going and Aleks is awarded the TKO victory.
A disappointing outcome? Yeah, but you can’t blame them. I wouldn’t want to be in there with Aleks if I had an open wound on my face either. Come on. We were all thinking it.
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