The fight was in the quarterfinals of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. After the bout, Fedor Emelianenko contemplated retirement.
The first round began. Silva landed a leg kick. Fedor landed a right and a left hook. Four thirty-five. Silva landed a right hand. Good head movement. Four fifteen. Four minutes as Silva landed a leg kick. They clinched. Silva pressed Fedor into the cage. Three thirty-five. The crowd chanted Fedor. The referee broke them up. Three fifteen. Fedor's nose was bloody. Three minutes as Silva landed a right hand and rocked Fedor a bit. Silva landed a leg kick. Silva landed a leg kick. Two thirty-five as they clinched. Two fifteen. Two minutes. Fedor worked towards a standing guillotine. He cranked it. Silva threw him and ended up on his back as Fedor stood over him. He came down to half-guard. One thirty-five. Fedor landed a right. He dodged a leglock standing. He came down to half-guard. One fifteen. He worked for a kimura. One minute. He stepped over. Silva stood eating a knee breaking. Silva landed a big right to the clinch. Fedor's nose was bloody. Thirty-five. Silva broke eating a right. Silva landed a big right back to the clinch. Fifteen. Silva got a trip to half-guard. The first round ended. The second round began. Silva got an immediate double dodging a right to guard. He passed to half-guard nicely. Four thirty-five. Silva landed a right hand. He landed a big one. Four fifteen. Silva landed a big right. The crowd chanted Fedor. Four minutes. Silva passed to side control. North-south. Back to side control. He went knee on belly and mounted. Three thirty-five. Big left and three rights. Fedor gave up the back with both hooks. Fedor turned to mount. Three fifteen. Silva landed a right and a left and a hammerfist. Fedor gave up the back with both hooks. Silva had the choke, no. Three minutes, back to mount. Silva landed a big right. Another. Another. Fedor gave up the back. Back to mount with two big lefts, three rights. Two thirty-five. A big right hammerfist. A right hand. Another. Another and a left hammerfist. Two fifteen. Silva had the arm triangle. Fedor regained half-guard. He went to side control with two minutes. Fedor escaped regaining half-guard. One thirty-five. Silva landed a right and left hammerfist. Fedor was exhausted and beaten. One fifteen. Silva landed a right hand. One minute. Fedor's right eye was swollen shut. Thirty-five. Silva rolled for a kneebar. He has that. He has the heelhook. Fedor replied going for a sambo leglock. Fifteen. Silva sat up and wagged his finger at Fedor. The second round ended. Fedor's right eye was a fucking mess. Miragliotta waved off the fight, it's done.