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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 MMA Bouts: 8
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Referees

  • John McCarthy
    Emelianenko vs. Werdum (8)Healy vs. Thomson (5)Bergmark vs. Rocha (3)
  • Jason Herzog
    Le vs. Smith II (7)Medeiros vs. Joseph (2)
  • Kim Winslow
    Justino vs. Finney (6)Keslar vs. Cope (4)Stack vs. Burnsed (1)

Fight Predictions

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Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: Strikeforce Leaderboard

Strikeforce Wiki Update Wiki

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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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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