When ‘”The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko announced his return to MMA, there were many people hoping he would finally make his UFC debut. The MMA world as a collective was disappointed when it was announced that he would be fighting for Rizin Fighting Federation, a new Japanese promotion. There was some shuffling on who his opponent would be, but come fight time, it was Jaideep Singh (2-0) who was selected to face Fedor.
Jaideep Singh only had 2 professional MMA fights leading up to his fight with Fedor, but has a kickboxing record of 40-10-1 record. None of that helped in his fight with one of the greatest heavyweights. Fedor stalked Singh and tossed him to the ground, finishing the fight with some vintage ground and pound.