Although Emelianenko won by kimura submission, the fight featured one of the most dynamic slams in mixed martial arts history, when Randleman dumped Emelianenko on his head like a sack of potatoes, cracking two of his ribs.
The first round began. Randleman danced around for a moment while Fedor looked on impassively. Randleman charged in for the takedown into the corner, picked Fedor up and laid him down by the ropes into half-guard position. Fedor tried to roll out and stand and Randleman stood as well, taking Fedor's back. He delivered the infamous suplex and ended up in north-south position. Fedor struggled into side control and landed some strikes from the top, repeated strikes to Randleman's left ear. Fedor grabbed Randleman's right arm to set up a kimura. He sank in the kimura and Randleman screamed hoarsely and tapped out. Randleman picked up Fedor and the fighters hugged. Fedor cracked two ribs after the suplex.