- 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
- MMA Bouts: 8
Submission, Triangle Armbar
1:09 Round 1 of 38Climbed to 14-4-1
3 x 5 | ProFell to 31-2
KO/TKO, Kick to the Body
1:46 Round 2 of 3, 6:46 Total7Climbed to 7-1
3 x 5 | ProFell to 17-7
Strikeforce Featherweight Championship
KO/TKO, Knee to the Body
2:56 Round 2 of 5, 7:56 Total6Climbed to 10-1
5 x 5 | ProFell to 8-8
Submission, Rear-Naked Choke
4:27 Round 3 of 3, 14:27 Total5Climbed to 18-3
3 x 5 | ProFell to 19-13
KO/TKO, Head Kick and Punches
4:32 Round 2 of 3, 9:32 Total4Climbed to 4-1
3 x 5 | ProFell to 5-2
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total3Climbed to 6-1-1
3 x 5 | ProFell to 5-1
1:19 Round 2 of 3, 6:19 Total2Climbed to 9-0
3 x 5 | ProFell to 6-3
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total1Climbed to 8-1
3 x 5 | ProFell to 5-1
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Emelianenko vs. Werdum (8), Healy vs. Thomson (5), Bergmark vs. Rocha (3)
Le vs. Smith II (7), Medeiros vs. Joseph (2)
Cyborg vs. Finney (6), Keslar vs. Cope (4), Stack vs. Burnsed (1)
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.
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.