Amar Suloev was incredibly talented fighter, but his destiny was very sad. It was him and Emelianenko brothers, Roman Zentsov, Andrey Semenov and Ibragim Ibragimov who were the true superstars of the early 2000’s. Amar was top-level striker with great wrestling skills. He went to Brazilian events to beat the local stars at their home venues. He was the champion under valetudo rules, one of the craziest set of rules in MMA. He was the first man who made the crazy submission, few years later the whole MMA world will be amazed when Zabit Magomedsharipov made it again. Amar had even fights against UFC legend Chuck Liddell in his prime shape, he fought at Pride events, so it seemed like there will never be even single boring fight when Amar is inside the cage or ring. It was a true fearless warrior loved by the fans around the world.
Tonight we are going to watch of of the most famous knockout victories in Amar’s career, the one that has become the part of the multiple famous MMA hightlights. It was April 27, 2001, at the very first M-1 Russia vs the world event.
Amar’s opponent was truly high-level fighter. Pedro Otavio Cesar was serving in the special forces, he was he champion of the multiple valetudo events and he was a few inches taller and about 20 pounds heavier that Amar. It was no the first time when Pedro fought in Russia, many fans remembered him thanks to his performance one year before that. Then Brazilian made the real show for the audience, played the troll against the opponent and cheered the people in the crowd during the fight. It was long time before that kind of behavior became the normal thing for any showman fighter in MMA, so the fans were waiting for his comeback to Russia.