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Record: 22-3, 1 NC
Championships: PRIDE Heavyweight Championship, WAMMA Heavyweight Championship
The legend of Fedor began in 2003 when he captured the PRIDE Heavyweight Championship. From there, history was altered in the heavyweight division. Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez may be prepared to pass Fedor soon, but they have not just yet.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Kazuyuki Fujita, Gary Goodridge, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Cro Cop, Mark Hunt, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski and Pedro Rizzo are some of the names that tried to beat Fedor but could not.
In many eyes, Fedor was still undefeated, in spite of a TKO loss by cut in 2000, when he debuted for Strikeforce in 2009. Fedor won by TKO over Brett Rogers.
Then it happened. He lost. Fabricio Werdum caught him in a triangle choke and armbar in San Jose in 2010. More shockingly, Fedor lost his next fight against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Fedor was dominated. And then, middleweight and light heavyweight Dan Henderson moved up and knocked him out.
Fedor won three straight after exiting Strikeforce, and those fights do not tarnish what he accomplished prior. It was a decade that saw one man tear through the heavyweight division and become a legend.