Sunday, June 27, 2010
Werdum shocks the world.
"The one who doesn't fall doesn't stand up." - Fedor Emelianenko (32-2 MMA, 1-1 SF) explained after history was made Saturday night at the Shark Tank in San Jose, CA. The man responsible for what many are already calling "The tap heard round the world" Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1 MMA, 3-0 SF) made quick work of the Russian legend by submitting him with a triangle choke and an armbar (Fedor is quoted as saying it was the choke that made him tap)69 seconds into the match. When asked about the title shot Werdum has now earned against Strikeforce Heavweight Champion Alistair Overeem, Werdum requested a rematch with Fedor calling him the real champion. Werdum also requested the fight be in Russia, while Fedor said during his post fight interview that he has one fight remaining in his contract in the U.S. and plans to honor it hopefully against Werdum.
More results from Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum
•Josh Thomson wins over Pat Healy by rear naked choke 3rd Round (4:27)
•Cris *Cyborg* Santos beats Jan Finney via TKO in the 2nd Round (2:56)
I'm no referee but this may have been one of the worst refereed fights in recent memory. Finney was not intelligently defending herself for much of the end of the 1st round and all through the 2nd round.
•Cung Le beats Scott Smith via TKO 2nd Round (1:46)
photo via http://www.latimes.com