Fedor Emelianenko added another knockout win to his resume today at the DREAM NYE 2011 show in Japan, taking just a matter of minutes to finish Satoshi Ishii in the main event.
Fedor stalked Ishii in the early stages of the fight and was finding a home for his right hand, appearing to wobble the Japanese Judokan at one stage.
Then, just a couple of minutes into the fight came the finish. It started with a straight right down the pipe that rocked Ishii, quickly followed by a clipping left hook and then a right hook that landed on the temple and dropped him in a heap on the canvas.
Ishii showed no signs of getting up and Fedor opted not to pounce on him, instead politely waiting for the referee to call an end to the fight and declare him the winner by KO.
In the aftermath TV pictures showed that Ishii’s nose was bleeding prefusely, more than likely broken, while he was also showing significant swelling around his left eye.
This was a good way for Fedor to round off the year, finishing in decisive fashion, though in fairness it was a fight that he was always expected to emerge victorious from.
Still, it means that he’s now got two quick wins under his belt in the closing months of the year following an uncharacteristic three-fight losing streak and can now look to start 2012 on a high.