Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko lost again and, this time, there is no way to sugarcoat the result—the all-time great was flat-out dominated.
That sentence alone is enough to send shockwaves through the mixed martial arts world, but it wasn't the only significant development that arose from the ashes of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva. Consequently, the night was a success.
Oh sure, perhaps the organization's biggest cash cow caught the figurative rubber bullet when he was pulverized by underdog Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Fedor came this close to officially announcing his retirement, but even if we do see the not-so-big Russian in the cage again, much of his marketing luster has been tarnished by consecutive defeats.
Getting caught in the triangle armbar by Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum is one thing. However, being pushed around by Bigfoot?
No disrespect to the big Brazilian, but that's time for considerable panic when you were once considered the best heavyweight in the world.
Yet even that black eye for Fedor and the organization couldn't completely overshadow what was an exciting card of fights.
Nobody will mistake Saturday night's slate for a beautifully technical display of mixed martial arts, that much is undeniable. The matchups were either dangerously one-sided slugfests or a few steps above your local pub on a particularly raucous evening, but nobody can complain when nine of the 10 bouts end in stoppages.
And there were more than a few intriguing developments sprinkled throughout the festivities.
With those in mind, here are the winners and losers from Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva.