Fedor's speed and flexibility off his back are as good as anyone in the heavyweight division, and many below, too. His out of nowhere armbar on Coleman, his sweep to escape from full mount under Nogueira to dominant position in the blink of an eye, are things to marvel at.
Fedor has two modes, from what I see: 'Competition Mode' and 'Elimination Mode.' Take the armbar attempt against Hunt for example.
He felt Hunt was going to tap, so he let up. Hunt later escaped, applied an americana to Fedor's arm, which the Russian escaped from, and Fedor then applied a kimura—a kimura which had Hunt screaming in pain.
The same thing happened with Fujita, only this time, finishing with a windpipe choke that left him on the ground for several minutes after the end of the fight.
But this is only the beginning. Fedor's ground and pound is the best, bar none, of any MMA fighter.
Fedor/Nogueira I and Fedor/Herring were nothing short of brutality. Both suffered severe facial injuries, and both were pretty much helpless against the onslaught.
This was astonishing against Nogueira, who possessed the most dangerous guard in the world, and it was as if Nogueira was trying to submit a ghost.
Mauro said it best: 'It's like he's gone before it's even put on.'