Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum Recap

In what many may consider the upset of the decade (or at least of his career), “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko tapped to a triangle choke/armbar from Fabricio Werdum tonight. Prior to this evening’s loss, Fedor was riding high on a 29-fight undefeated streak. What’s next? The winner of tonight’s main event of the Showtime-televised “Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum” at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California was set to face Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem for his title, but for Fedor, this loss negatively impacts a legacy built on dominance and perceived invincibility. He can be beaten and before Werdum did it; he made the unbeatable legend tap.

Main Card

Fabricio Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko via submission (triangle choke and armbar, R1, 1:09)
Cung Le def. Scott Smith via KO (strikes, R1, 1:46)
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Jan Finney via TKO (strikes, R2, 2:56) (retains Women’s Middleweight Championship)
Josh Thomson def. Pat Healy via submission (rear-naked choke, R3, 4:27)

Preliminary Card (results courtesy of

Chris Cope def. Ron Keslar via TKO (strikes, R2, 4:32)
Bret Bergmark def. Vagner Rocha via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Yancey Medeiros def. Gareth Joseph via knockout (punches, R2, 1:19)
Bobby Stack def. Derrick Burnsed via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

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