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Fedor Emelianenko Submits Shinya Aoki

(Pic props Sportsnavi)

According to reports Fedor Emelianenko overpowered Shinya Aoki in their Sambo style match at DEEP M-1 Challenge and finished him with a leglock.

From a user at BloodyElbow

Fedor was basically playing with Aoki. He allowed him to get sub attempts like a flying armbar, a leg lock attempt, and even takedowns like the double leg and a nice seoi-nage.

Watching it though, you could very much tell that Fedor was allowing Aoki live and catch stuff for the sake of the fans. It didn’t stop him from picking him up and slamming him all around the place though, locking up subs of his own before letting go to stand back up. There was one instance where Fedor pounded the ground with a huge fist, right next to Aoki’s head—kind of a sign that, “hey, I can stop this at any moment, kiddo.”

Both were all smiles all the way through the exhibition though, so I imagine they were having lots of fun.

I will post a video as soon as one surfaces.