Saturday the 16th was a day I never thought would come, the day Fedor Emelianenko was beaten!!! Fedor lost by submission in 1:09 of the first round, thanks to Fabricio Werdum. Fedor had held a record of 31-1, the one loss due to a cut above the eye, which he later revenged. Fedor’s loss can actually be good for MMA and Fedor. He obviously is overweight and he hasn’t recently shown the speed of attack that separated him from the rest in the past. He might come into his next fight in better shape. He also was the best because Fedor would spend some time during a fight in his opponents’ skill strength, and still win. He punched it out with Kazuyuki Fujita standup, grounded-and-pounded with Nogueira, wrestled with Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman, kicked with Cro Cop, etc. He obviously went too far with Werdum, leaving his head down and arms extended in Werdum’s guard. Fedor might want to do what Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva do, stay away from your opponent’s strengths and dominate on your terms. It’s not as challenging, but far less risky.