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UFC 147 main card recap: Werdum makes short work of Russow

Mike Russow came in to his UFC 147 bout with Fabricio Werdum looking to not only extend his win streak to twelve, but to also stake his claim as a legitimate contender in the UFC’s heavyweight division. His hopes evaporated in just over two minutes as Fabricio Werdum connected with a vicious uppercut and a barrage of right hands to finish the fight early.

Russow came out aggressively looking to set the pace against Werdum as the first round started. Immediately, Werdum went to his counter game, connecting with his uppercut on separate occasions and finding a place for his knees when the fight went to the clinch. Russow continued to pressure and managed to put Werdum on the cage but could not keep him there.

After the restart, Werdum again connected with his uppercut, sending Russow collapsing to the mat. Werdum wasted little time going for the finish, connecting with a flurry of right hands that prompted referee Herb Dean to intervene and stop the action.

The win moves Werdum to 15-5 (4-2 UFC) overall and marks his second consecutive win in the UFC since his return to the promotion.

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