HDNet Fights Video Vault: Mamed Khalidov vs. Yuki Sasaki at “Sengoku: Soul of Fight”

by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Mar 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm ET

“My guess is this one won’t get out of the first round.”

That was the pre-fight prediction from broadcaster Frank Trigg at December’s “Sengoku: Soul of Fight” bout between middleweights Mamed Khalidov and Yuki Sasaki.

Trigg’s prediction, of course, came true thanks to a fight-altering blow midway through the round.

Each week HDNet and MMAjunkie.com release a new and exclusive fight from the ever-growing HDNet Fights video library. Stunning knockouts, slick submissions, shocking finishes and legendary brawls are the norm for this weekly feature.

Khalidov vs. Sasaki is no exception.

Khalidov (20-4-2 at the time) fought for the first under the World Victory Road/Sengoku banner since losing in a title shot with Jorge Santiago. It was his only loss in his previous 18 fights. He looked to right the ship against Sasaki (22-18-1), a PRIDE and UFC vet who entered the bout a heavy underdog due to a four-fight losing streak

Would Khalidov get the victory, or would Sasaki pull off the upset?

Check out the embedded clip for the answer.

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