MMA living legend Fedor Emelianenko “The Last Emperor” takes on the man-mountain that is Hong Man Choi in this all-time classic story of David versus Goliath. Going on just their size alone, who should win? If you were not at all familiar with with either of thes fighters you might be inclided to think the Choi is the obvious favourite.
Going into the fight Emelianenko gave up dome 130 lbs in weight to Choi who dwarfed the heavyweight. However, it is Fedor who is the hot favourite, with the bookies making the Russian Sambo world champion odds on to win in the first round. Choi may very well not be a Fedor’s level in terms of his skillset. But with such a huge disparity in weight, people should not be so quick to write off the giant Korean.
The fight took place at the Yarrenoka New Years Eve show back in 2007. And while this was only Choi’s second fight in MMA, it was the thirtieth fight in the career of Emelianenko. With so much experience and such an exemplary record in the competition, could the Korean big man pull off a big upset? Let’s take a closer look at this David vs Goliath Matchup in yet another Fedor Emelianenko classic.