At long last, we present the video of Wednesday’s grappling exhibition between Fedor Emelianenko and Shinya Aoki at DEEP/M-1 Challenge 3rd Edition. As you’ll see, the whole thing was really just a good-natured joke, with both fighters putting on a display that was more slapstick than combat. (But man do Emelianenko’s throws look smooth when they’re done with a 160-pound training dummy.) Fun stuff. Now let’s see the UFC do this with Lesnar and Penn…
MMA highlight-film virtuoso Genghis Con has released previews of some of his works-in-progress in this ultra-slick "Coming Attractions" reel, featuring
Satoru Kitaoka, Katsuyori Shibata, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Andre Dida, Artur Kyshenko, Miguel Torres, and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. In particular, the Cro Cop-themed final segment ("Maniac Cop 7") already looks epic.
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The video quality sucks, but here’s footage of Don Frye‘s victorious appearance at Shark Fights 4 on Saturday, in which the Predator finished Rich Moss via rear-naked choke, 2:12 into round 1. TUF 7 vet Jesse Taylor also picked up his fifth-straight victory at the event, dispatching Eric DaVila by first-round rear-naked choke; JT Money is undefeated since being caught in CB Dollaway‘s "Peruvian Necktie" last July. You can read a more detailed recap of the Shark Fights event here.