(Video) When Fedor Emelianenko submitted a 7 foot giant

Fedor Emelianenko, the legendary MMA heavyweight, etched his name in the annals of mixed martial arts history with a remarkable victory over a towering opponent.

Despite facing a 7-foot giant, Emelianenko showcased his skill and dominance by swiftly submitting his adversary within a matter of minutes.

Renowned as one of the greatest heavyweights in the sport, the 46-year-old Russian amassed an impressive undefeated streak spanning a decade from 2001 to 2010. During this period, Emelianenko established his supremacy by finishing the majority of his opponents and securing world championship titles in esteemed MMA promotions like PRIDE and Bellator MMA.

In an intriguing matchup, Emelianenko found himself pitted against Hongman Choi, a former kickboxer hailing from South Korea. This encounter marked Choi’s second professional MMA bout, with his debut resulting in a knockout victory. The clash took place at the Yarennoka! MMA event in Saitama, Japan, back in 2007.

The physical disparity between the two combatants was starkly evident as they stood face to face. Emelianenko, standing at 6 feet tall, appeared diminutive compared to the colossal 7-foot-2-inch frame of Choi. Nevertheless, Emelianenko’s stature did not hinder his determination and skill.

Once the action commenced, Emelianenko immediately sought to engage in grappling exchanges with Choi. However, Choi’s size advantage allowed him to assert control and mount Emelianenko on multiple occasions.

Unleashing a barrage of punches from the top position, Choi aimed to overwhelm his opponent. Yet, Emelianenko demonstrated his resilience, skillfully maneuvered through the onslaught, and even attempted a daring flying armbar.

After a reset back to a standing position, Emelianenko capitalized on a crucial opportunity. Landing well-timed punches, he then expertly transitioned into a submission attempt, locking in an armbar with remarkable swiftness.

Choi, unable to withstand the excruciating pressure, succumbed to the submission hold, and Emelianenko emerged victorious, solidifying his reputation as ‘The Last Emperor’ of the MMA world.

Emelianenko’s illustrious career in mixed martial arts came to a close in February when he faced his Bellator rival, Ryan Bader, in the headline bout of Bellator 290. Unfortunately, Emelianenko experienced a first-round technical knockout loss against Bader. However, the occasion was not overshadowed by the defeat, as fans and fellow stars paid tribute to Emelianenko’s extraordinary legacy.

In a heartfelt gesture, he placed his gloves inside the cage, symbolizing the end of an era.

With an overall record comprising 40 wins, 7 losses, and 1 no-contest, Emelianenko’s retirement signifies the conclusion of an extraordinary chapter in the history of MMA. His legacy as a formidable force in the heavyweight division and his indelible victory over the towering Hongman Choi will forever be remembered as defining moments in the sport’s rich tapestry.