By the numbers: The career statistics of Fedor Emelianenko


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Fedor Emelianenko may be "The Last Emperor," but he's first in a lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) statistical categories throughout his historic career at heavyweight.

Despite recent losses to Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum, he is still widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time.

Rightfully so.

The former PRIDE heavyweight champion looks to further cement his legacy this Saturday night (July 30) under the Strikeforce banner by taking on fellow combat sports legend Dan Henderson, the only man to simultaneously hold two titles in a major MMA promotion.

Let's take a look at Fedor's legendary career by the numbers.

1. Fedor has held five MMA championships

2. Fedor holds the best win streak in all MMA at 26

3. Fedor has never been knocked down by any type of strike

4. Fedor has a finishing percentage of 79%

5. Only one fighter has ever stopped Fedor in a fight. The other two were stoppages by doctors

6. Fedor has defeated five different heavyweight champions, seven times

7. Fedor has 70 total takedowns

8. Fedor has secured 22 victories in the first round

9. Fedor has 12 wins under two minutes

10. And four wins under one minute

11. Fedor has only lost to guys that are top 10 and had a total of 70-pounds (combined) over him.

12. 18 of Fedor’s opponents were ranked in the top 10 or higher.

13. Fedor is the only heavyweight to beat a true number one and then defend that position against the true number two. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will become the second pair of heavyweights to ever accomplish such feat.

14. Has longest time going undefeated out of anyone active in mixed martial arts at 10 years.

15. Ranked number one in his division and pound-for-pound longest time out of anyone in MMA at seven years. He is the most elusive, least-hit fighter of all time over the length of his career. Only young Lyoto Machida comes close. He is also one of the most skilled judokas in the world in addition to the most decorated combat sambo fighter in history.

Well Maniacs, what's your take on these ungodly numbers? Do you think Fedor Emelianenko is one of the greatest fighters of all time?

Why or why not?

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