clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Strikeforce Live Blog: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum Updates

<! mediaid=3121892 Jeff Chiu, AP: img vspace="4" hspace="4" border="1" align="right" alt="" src="" />SAN JOSE, Calif. -- This is the Strikeforce live blog for Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum, the main event of tonight's Strikeforce and M-1 Global card from the HP Pavilion.

Fedor, widely considered to be the No. 1 heavyweight in the world, takes on 2009 ADCC grappling champion Werdum.

The live blog is below.




Round 1: Werdum enters in his gi, Fedor with his customary blank stare. Big John McCarthy tells them to get it on, and they circle each other in the center of the cage. Fedor clips Werdum in the fist punching exchange and the Brazilian topples backwards. Emelianenko jumps on him immediately and Werdum reaches for an armbar. Fedor escapes, but in his zeal to hit Werdum he gets caught up in a triangle choke. It's tight, and his head is visibly changing colors. Emelianenko can't pull out of it, and Werdum is also putting pressure on the arm. One light tap from Fedor, and it's over. Werdum leaps to his feet and runs screaming in joy to his corner.

Fabricio Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko via submission (triangle choke/armbar) at 1:09 of round 1

And just like that, the aura of invincibility is shattered.



.fanhouseButton {margin:2em 0;} .fanhouseButton a:link, .fanhouseButton a:visited, .fanhouseButton a:hover, .fanhouseButton a:active {background-color:#dd2829;color:#FFFFFF;font-size:18px;padding:0.3em 0.6em;text-decoration:none;} .fanhouseButton a:hover {background-color:#000000;}