MMA Submission of the Day: Fedor Emelianenko Submits Matt Lindland in BODOG

First LastCorrespondent IJuly 26, 2011

Strikeforce returns this Saturday with a featured matchup between MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson.

Today's submission of the day comes from a 2007 bout between Emelianenko and Matt Lindland, who is a former training partner of Henderson and a former Olympic freestyle wrestler.

"The Last Emperor" is known for his aggressive attacks on the ground, whether it's to knock out or submit his opponents. Of his 31 victories, 16 have come by submission while eight have come by knockout. Lindland went into the bout with a 20-4 record and had only lost one of his previous 10 fights.

It didn't take very long for Emelianenko to get Lindland down. Just 30 seconds into the bout and Lindland was already thrown to the ground by the former Pride heavyweight champion.

After a cut was opened up on Emelianenko's head, he quickly fought for the submission and secured the arm bar two minutes into the bout. Lindland had no choice but to tap out.

This weekend's Strikeforce event can be watched on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET. Emelianenko is currently on a two-fight losing streak, while Henderson recently won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship in March after defeating Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante by knockout. It will be contested in the heavyweight division.

Other fights on the card include Robbie Lawler vs. Tim Kennedy, Paul Daley vs. Tyrone Woodley and Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate.

Don't forget to check out Sal DeRose's knockout of the day article, here!