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Around the world in three days: The top five moments from a busy weekend in MMA

Photo of Fedor Emelianenko (left) setting up Pedro Rizzo via <a href=""></a>.
Photo of Fedor Emelianenko (left) setting up Pedro Rizzo via

If you're a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA), last weekend was about as good as it gets.

In addition to back-to-back events from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator Fighting Championships, widely-considered the "number two" organization (stateside), brought its brand of cage fighting to the airwaves at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia.

We also had a little International flavor.

Heavyweight icon Fedor Emelianenko starched Pedro Rizzo under the M-1 Global banner from the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, while UFC veterans Renato Sobral and Roger Huerta got their hands dirty for ONE Fighting Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It was a wild and wacky ride over the past few days in combat sports. Follow me after the jump for the top five moments from the weekend that was.

The "Emperor" had his "Last" fight on June 21, 2012 -- and looked damn good in the process. Click here to see former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko send Pedro Rizzo back to Brazil, Soda Popinski-style.

Clay Guida had five rounds to prove he was better than Gray Maynard at the UFC on FX 4 event last Friday night (June 22) in New Jersey. Unfortunately, "The Carpenter" recoiled like a retractable tape measure every time "The Bully" tried to engage. Click here to see the lunacy unfold.

You know the old saying. Two hits: Wanderlei Silva hits Rich Franklin and Rich Franklin hits the floor. That's how the second round ended in the main event of UFC 147 on June 23 in Brazil. So how did "The Axe Murderer" end up losing the fight? Click here to find out.

"Babalu" was able to prove he's still a credible threat at 205-pounds in his ONE FC debut early Saturday morning, submitting Tatsuya Mizuno in the "Destiny of Warriors" event in Malaysia. On the same card, Roger Huerta was able to prove you can, in fact, get kicked in the head by a rampaging Brazilian and not die. See their results here and here.

Remember Travis View Wiuff? If you don't, he was kind of a big deal back when people were still carrying pagers. He's been able to resurface in Bellator and extended his winning streak to five by knocking out Chris Davis on Friday night (June 22) in "The Mountain State." Read about it here.

There you have it, my top five moments from last weekend, fight fans.

What were yours? Let's hear some feedback from one of the busiest weekends in the history of MMA. Top knockout? Slickest sub? Biggest upset?

The floor is yours.

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