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Meet Fedor Emelianenko, the World's Best MMA Fighter

Chuck Liddell, who takes on Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the main event at UFC 71 tonight, is the most popular mixed martial arts fighter in America. But the Russian Fedor Emelianenko, who isn't part of tonight's festivities, is, according to Josh Gross of, widely regarded by mixed martial arts watchers as the best fighter they've seen. Here's a look at Emelianenko's highlights:

I've spent most of the last week saying mixed martial arts has arrived as a mainstream sport, but the fact that the single best fighter in the world is almost completely unknown in the United States shows that the sport still has a ways to go.

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