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Fight fans on the fence as to who is the best inside the cage

Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko both made claims to being the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter on Saturday, but who was more impressive? Franklin McNeil explores.

Originally Published: July 22, 2008
By Franklin McNeil | Special to ESPN.com

For a few minutes Saturday, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's position as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts seemed secure. He needed a little more than a minute to knock out light heavyweight James Irvin in Las Vegas.

But shortly thereafter a fight took place in Anaheim, Calif., and things got murky atop the pound-for-pound landscape. Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko delivered an eye-popping performance during the finale of what many consider MMA's grandest ...

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