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Silva shines; era of Fedor slams shut

Updated: February 13, 2011, 11:21 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The debate as to who is the best heavyweight in mixed martial arts was not resolved Saturday night at Izod Center. What did get resolved: Fedor Emelianenko is no longer in the debate after being beaten handily by Antonio Silva, a man whom almost no one gave a chance to win.

Silva, for his part, never doubted he could win this fight and demonstrated why in the very first round. Silva stood toe-to-toe with Emelianenko from the opening bell and never backed ...

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