With Fedor Emelianenko taking on Satoshi Ishii this weekend at Dream’s NYE event, we at Inside Fights want to take a look back at Fedor’s legendary career with some of his biggest fights. First up is his fight with former UFC champion Tim Sylvia at Affliction: Banned.
Back when Fedor found Tim, Fedor was still unquestionably the top heavyweight in the world. Sylvia was coming off a victory over then talented prospect Brandon Vera and still a high ranked heavyweight. It was perhaps the best matchup of heavyweights for Fedor outside of jumping into the UFC directly.