It was one of the most exciting fights that ever took place between these two MMA heroes. During their prime Fedor Emelianenko and Chuck Liddell were two of the most feared men in their respective weight divisions. Fedor Emelianenko was a heavyweight but could really fight at light-weight and Chuck Liddell controlled the UFC’s 205 division with a grip. Fireworks would be nothing short of crossing these two fighter paths.
Fedor was a legend in Pride. His battles are again Mirko Cro Cop, Kevin Randleman, and the legendary Minotauro Nogueira. The slam he survived against Kevin Randleman has been a MMA highlight reel for years. Fedor’s position was excellent, his competition was very good but his Jiu-Jitsu was his best weapon after the likes of Mark Coleman (twice,) Kevin Randleman and Matt Lindland. Fedor was a truly balanced fighter.
Conversely, Chuck Liddell was a stand-up specialist. Liddell was able to hit any man with a single punch and his trademark movement was his overhead right. Liddell rarely went for takedowns in his fights and was rarely taken for granted as he had a great takedown defense. He had legendary games against Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva and Tito Ortiz just to name a few.
The match between these two legends would be very tactical at first. Fedor would be happy to keep the game upright in order to test himself against an excellent striker like Liddell. Fedor was never afraid to enter a field of combat that is alleged to be the strongest. Liddell would also be very cautious at first and didn’t want to over-promise anything that would expose him to a thakedown. We believe in ‘How to get into the UFC’ when the first real hard shot connects to either man that all warnings would then fly out the window. Then the fight would turn into a snail festival back and forth and the fans would go wild.
Then the game would go into the second round and it would be just like the first one. The only difference is that Fedor would rock Liddell twice but Liddell would survive to bring the game into the third round. The third round would be incredibly tight. Fedor would score a couple of takedowns that would frustrate Liddell. The game would be up to all the hype but in the end Fedor won this legendary battle by decision.