Photos by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
In front of 13,988
fans, Fedor Emelianenko stated his case to be considered the best pound for
pound fighter in the world, stopping former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia
in stunning fashion on Saturday night to become the WAMMA heavyweight champion at
the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
“I was very pleased
with my performance. Everything I wanted to do I was able to do,” said Fedor
after the fight.
“I was amazed at
how good he is. The guy’s a stud. I don’t think he’s human. He’s incredible. I
don’t think anybody’s going to beat him for a while,” said Sylvia of Fedor at
the post fight press conference.
heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski put on a brilliant display of striking as
he stopped former IFL heavyweight standout Ben Rothwell.
In a rematch of
fight that happened several years ago, Josh Barnett gave Pedro Rizzo a taste of
his own medicine, exacting his revenge by knocking Rizzo out in the second
Pishna was on location in Anaheim to capture all of the action in this exclusive
Affliction “Banned” Photo Gallery.
-Fedor Emelianenko def.
Tim Sylvia by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:36, R1
def. Ben Rothwell by KO at 1:13, R3
-Josh Barnett def.
Pedro Rizzo by KO at 1:44, R2
-Mark Hominick def.
Savant Young by Submission (Armbar) at 4:25, R2
Sobral def. Mike Whitehead by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Matt Lindland def.
Fabio Negao by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Nogueira def. Edwin Dewees by TKO at 4:06, R1
-Mike Pyle def.
J.J. Ambrose by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:51, R3
-Vitor Belfort def.
Terry Martin by KO at 3:12, R2
def. Gary Goodridge by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)