Flashback Fight: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kevin Randleman Full Fight Video

May 4, 2014
18 Comments

(Courtesy of UFC.com)

Former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko will always be considered one of the greatest heavyweights ever.  Watch him survive one of the biggest slams in mixed martial arts history to defeat Kevin Randleman at during the 2004 PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix.

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  • Dragon Kid

    Ouch!

  • David

    This still blows my mind. I miss the Pride days.

  • TheCerealKiller

    To this day, I still scratch my head as to why Randleman did nothing after that? My only answer is that the fight was fixed and he shit his pants about what he did. He grabbed him and hugged him until Fedor recovered.

    • Maddawgmar

      You win the award for the dumbest comment ever!!! Seriously fixed, he ended up high on the north south position a Fedor was able to reverse him. Plain and simple, it didn’t look like Fedor was stunned at all.

      • TheCerealKiller

        Thank you, Thank you! I’ll be here all week.

    • Aimed With “V”

      Randleman has never been too effective from the top position (or from the bottom).
      His wrestling and control were good, but he never knew too well what to do once the fight hits the ground.
      That was a real shame actually, because athletically he was as gifted as anyone.

      Had his fights been fixed, he would’ve never passed Cro Cop one fight before.
      Cro Cop – Fedor was the fight everyone, including officials, were expecting.

    • Lucas Freire

      Because that’s the time when only Fedor knew how to mix it up.

      • Aimed With “V”

        Actually I think the first mix-it-upper was Ken Shamrock.
        The guy was pretty much the first well-rounded fighter in MMA.

        Of course, Fedor took it on another level – but he wasn’t even the first Sambo practitioner to translate to MMA well, Taktarov was the first.

        • TheCerealKiller

          Oleg was one of my favorite fighters back then.

  • Dana is a Fat Pig

    Pair of has-beens.

    • MuayThaiFood

      From the mouths of never-will-bes….

      • Dana is a Fat Pig

        Aww, did I offend you? LOL, stupid kid.

        • MuayThaiFood

          I think you got it backwards, shortbus.

          • Dana is a Fat Pig

            Would you like me to hit it from the back because you like it like that? You can think about sweaty Fedor in his little tights at the same time.

          • MuayThaiFood

            Wow, you went full gaytard!

  • Neil

    Randleman could have been one of the greatest of the era, but instead he stuck with Hammer House and their out of date training methods.
    The Crocop rematch is a perfect example, Any fighter with sense would have known Crocop was gonna defend takedowns like a beast, but not expected any kind of stand up. And because Randleman/Shamrock and the rest of them didn’t know how to change their game up, they focused on takedowns again, and he got caught out like an amateur.

  • Bruce

    Kevin Randleman is anouther, what could’ve been fighter, had he had the right type of training. He was perhaps the best MMA based wrestler in his time. Anybody who can take Randy Couture down, right after he came back from the Olympic tryouts, and keep him on his back for 2 rounds, has to be one of the best wrestlers to compete in MMA. If only he could mix that superb takedown ability with some submission skills, he might have been one of the greats, but his loyalty to Mark Coleman prevented him from evolving, and he became anouther “what if” fighter that should of been a long time champ.

  • Austin, TX

    10 years undefeated… at HW. 27 fights. 6 ft 1 inches tall. GOAT.