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MMA: Fedor vs. Silva Results

Antonio Silva may have been a +350 underdog on the MMA odds against Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday night, but instead of being out-classed he showed the world that the Last Emperor is no longer one of the best in the Heavyweight division.

Their fight began with a competitive first round that saw both fighters land big shots. Two of the three judges gave the round to Fedor, but when the second round began it all went downhill for the former Pride Fighting champion. Silva shot in for a takedown right off the bell and commenced putting on a ground-and-pound clinic that closed Fedor’s right eye to the point that the referee stopped the fight before the third round began.

The other Strikeforce World Grand Prix tournament quarterfinal saw Sergei Kharitonov out-strike former UFC Heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski to win via first-round KO. Both fighters came out throwing heavy shots, but it was Arlovski’s chin that seemed to be the deciding factor. Kharitonov was an MMA odds -130 favorite at Bovada and could be the one to watch in the semifinals for an upset pick against his next opponent.

The remaining three fights on the Strikeforce Fedor vs. Silva main card all ended quickly. Favored Shane del Rosario pushed his undefeated record to 11-0 with an armbar submission over Lavar Johnson. Johnson started the fight with a couple of good shots but had no answer for the ground skills of Rosario.

Chad Griggs beat the +180 MMA odds at Bovada with a KO win over the favored Gian Villante. After getting hit with a head kick that opened up a big cut on his ear, Griggs was able to land a couple of big shots that dropped Villante. From there he finished him off with ground-and-pound.

Underdog Ray Sefo found himself in the cage against Valentijn Overeem (brother of Strikeforce Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem) but didn’t have a good night against his experienced opponent. It didn’t take long for Overeem to get the fight to the canvas and cinch in a neck crank on Ray Sefo, who obviously had little in the way of ground skills.