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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum

Strikeforce
  • Saturday 06.26.2010 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
  • Promotion: Strikeforce
  • Ownership: Explosion Entertainment, LLC
  • Venue: HP Pavilion
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Gus Johnson, Frank Shamrock, Mauro Ranallo
  • Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Gus Johnson
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,066,739
  • Attendance: 11,757
  • TV Ratings: 492,000 viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 8
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
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In one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights of the year, the longstanding consensus number one heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, took on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Fabricio Werdum in a fight most fans expected Fedor to win. Just 1:09 into the first round, however, Fedor had tapped out for the first time in his career, succumbing to a Triangle Choke / Armbar combination.


With the win, Werdum became the first fighter to decisively beat the Russian phenomenon known as “The Last Emperor.” The former Pride Heavyweight Champion’s only previous loss had come via TKO due to a cut when he was hit with an illegal elbow in 2000, which many believed should have been recorded as a No Contest.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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Strikeforce Fight Card

Bout   Info
Fabricio Werdum   defeats   Fedor Emelianenko   via Submission, Triangle Armbar
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
#3 Greatest Submission of All Time
#2 Biggest Upset of All Time
#12 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#2 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
  1:09 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Cung Le   defeats   Scott Smith   via KO/TKO, Kick to the Body
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  1:46 Round 2 of 3, 6:46 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Cristiane Justino   defeats   Jan Finney   via KO/TKO, Knee to the Body
Main Card | Title Fight | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  2:56 Round 2 of 5, 7:56 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kim Winslow
Josh Thomson   defeats   Pat Healy   via Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  4:27 Round 3 of 3, 14:27 Total Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Chris Cope   defeats   Ron Keslar   via KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 175 lbs (79.4 kg)
  4:32 Round 2 of 3, 9:32 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kim Winslow
Bret Bergmark   defeats   Vagner Rocha   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: John McCarthy
Yancy Medeiros   defeats   Gareth Joseph   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  1:19 Round 2 of 3, 6:19 Total Bout Page
Referee: Jason Herzog
Bobby Stack   defeats   Derrick Burnsed   via Decision, Split
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Kim Winslow
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts   Info
KJ Noons   vs.   Charles Bennett   Fizzled
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live Fedor vs. Werdum Fight Video Preview and Analysis report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live crew runs its weekly MMA fight video show and previews the Strikeforce Main Event pitting Fedor Emelianenko versus Fabricio Werdum.

  • Highlight  |  Fedor vs. Werdum HL video report dead link

    Watch this Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum event highlight video.

  • Highlight  |  Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum Weigh-ins HL video report dead link

    Watch this HL video from the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum weigh-ins.

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