He accumulated a record of 3–1 in PRIDE before entering the 2006 Pride Open Weight Grand Prix.  Werdum won the match against Russow in the first-round via TKO. He also holds notable victories over former champions and title contenders such as Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem, Minotauro Nogueira, Mark Hunt, Travis Browne, Alexander Emelianenko, Gabriel Gonzaga, Antônio Silva, Alexander Gustafsson, and Roy Nelson. It was speculated that his return fight might be against Brendan Schaub, a fight he expressed an interest in. Werdum instead faced Mark Hunt for the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 180. Despite only training with white and blue belts, he became a BJJ World Champion, being promoted to the rank of black belt by Master Sylvio Behring three years later.. He holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Judo , and Muay Thai. 20-2-0. * Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class. In his next fight at UFC 90, Werdum was heavily favored to win but was knocked out in 1:20 of the first round via uppercut by debuting Junior dos Santos. Valentin Moldavsky (10-1) defeated Roy Nelson (23-20) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) ", "Preview of Fedor-Werdum, Strikeforce card", "Werdum Pessimistic About the Conclusion of Strikeforce GP, Receives Black Belt in Muay Thai", "Fabricio Werdum joins Strikeforce heavyweight roster", "UFC 198: Is Fabricio Werdum the Greatest Heavyweight of All Time? , Werdum was expected to face Derrick Lewis on 7 October 2017 at UFC 216. His first match of the tournament was against Dutch fighter Alistair Overeem, and he won via kimura in the second round. Bellator 244 Highlights: Vadim Nemkov KOs double champ Ryan Bader in a stunner! UFC's Roy Nelson Sets The Record Straight About Sponsors. The decision to stop the bout was booed due to the small amount of time remaining in the round, although the official time of stoppage was 4:40. Who joined him? At the age of 22, soon after his arrival in Spain, when he was just a purple belt, he started teaching the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Madrid and other cities of Spain.  Despite being a betting underdog and considered at a disadvantage in terms of striking, Werdum dominated the fight for nearly all five rounds. 11-2-0. , Werdum has two daughters with his wife Karine. 1 Andrei Arlovski 18. A rematch with Alistair Overeem took place on 18 June 2011, at Strikeforce: Dallas as part of an eight-man Heavyweight Tournament. Record in This Country. Instead, for his return match, Werdum faced Roy Nelson at UFC 143 on 4 February 2012. New, 122 comments. Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.  He made his debut at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg on 15 August 2009, against fellow UFC veteran Mike "MAK" Kyle. Werdum won the bout by TKO. Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land), Sub. , Werdum was expected to face Alexey Oleynik on 9 May 2020 at UFC 250.  He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 30–27). He defeated Vera by TKO in the 1st round. Werdum's early fights were with the promotions Jungle Fight, Millennium Brawl, and World Absolute Fight. 20-2-0. The victory also gives him the distinction of being the only fighter to hold submission victories over both Fedor Emelianenko and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira both whom were former PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champions. 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