'Again, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did come to the hotel, they found us, knocked on the door'.
Heavyweight: Fedor Emelianenko def. Michael Cohen was listed as the Chief Operating Officer of Affliction's MMA division.
Federal agents raided Cohen's NY office earlier this month and seized business records, emails, documents, and cell phones in relation to possible fraud and a payment made to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels. 'Everything was great. Everything was OK. Of course, the bulk of the attention was fixated on the main-event pairing of the former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir and all things considered, it did not disappoint.
It was a much-needed win for Emelianenko, who now will go on to face Chael Sonnen in the semifinal round of the heavyweight Grand Prix.
Cooler With Rain Showers
The main factor standing in the way of me giving it a ideal 10 is whether clouds increase later this afternoon. A strong southerly wind flow and sunny skies early next week will help temperatures to soar above average.
A wild opening sequence saw Emelianenko momentarily rocked on his feet, before the 41-year-old sent Mir crashing to the canvas with a hard left.
Elsewhere, the second-biggest talking point of the night stemmed from the pro-debut of Dillon Danis, who after talking a big talk, managed to submit his opponent Kyle Walker with a toe-hold, again, in the very first round.
Main CardFedor Emelianenko def.
Featherweight: Emmanuel Sanchez def. Sam Sicilia via submission (triangle choke) after 3:52 of Round 1.
Could Dillon Danis be the one to welcome Askren back to the States? Tom Angeloff - UD Robert Morrow def. Corey Jackson - UD Mark Stoddard def. Morgan Sickinger - sub (armbar, R1) Joey Diehl def. Andrew Johnson ruled majority draw R'Mandel Cameron def.