Affliction: Fedor Emelianenko Beats Tim Sylvia by Submission in 36 Seconds

Fedor Emelianenko, the Russian who's widely regarded as the best heavyweight in mixed martial arts, lived up to his reputation tonight with a victory over Tim Sylvia at the Affliction: Banned show in Anaheim.

Emelianenko took just 36 seconds to knock Sylvia down with a series of powerful strikes, take his back and force him to tap out with a rear-naked choke. Fedor absolutely destroyed the much bigger Sylvia -- it was a dominant performance.

The Affliction show was hyped as the best heavyweight card in the history of mixed martial arts, and it had some big knockouts, including Josh Barnett stopping Pedro Rizzo with a brutal left hook, and Andrei Arlovski knocking out Ben Rothwell with a powerful combination.

Other results on the Affliction card: Renato "Babalu" Sobral beat Mike Whitehead, Matt Lindland beat Fabio Nascimento, Paul Buentello beat Gary Goodridge, Vitor Belfort beat Terry Martin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria beat Edwin DeWees.

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