Fabricio Werdum says he will submit Fedor in the first round *VIDEO*

On June 26, Strikeforce heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum will face consensus number one heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of a Strikeforce/M-1 Global co-promoted card in San Jose. Werdum says he has a lot of respect for Fedor, but he has been wanting and waiting for this fight a long time. He has been … Read more

King Fedor returns to action on June 26 against Fabricio Werdum

Finally, the world’s number one ranked fighter, Fedor Emelianenko (31-1-0, 1 NC) will return to action on June 26 to defend his crown against one of Strikeforce’s top heavyweight prospects, Fabricio Werdum (13-4-1). The two will serve as headliner for a Strikeforce event which will air live on Showtime from the HP Pavilion in San … Read more

Fedor Emelianenko will fight Fabricio Werdum June 26 live on Showtime

World’s No. 1 Fighter To Face Fabricio Werdum At HP Pavilion In San Jose, Calif., On Saturday, June 26 SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 4, 2010) – After months of anticipation, the world’s No. 1 heavyweight and pound-for-pound Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (31-1), will make his eagerly awaited return to … Read more

Werdum denies departure from UFC

Fabrico Werdum’s loss to Junior dos Santos in UFC 90 seems to not only have affected his dream to fight for the UFC’s Heavyweight Title but has also ended his future in the organization.

Reports from the U.S. press state that the UFC wanted to renegotiate the contract of the Jiu-Jitsu and the ADCC champion, but the parties failed to reach an agreement and that negotiations ended with the UFC deciding to terminate Werdum’s contract.

“I’m surprised by the news. My sister is my manager and she’s the one that deals with the UFC and she always contacted me first before making any decision.

From what I know the UFC have not contacted her.

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UFC and Fabricio Werdum part ways

by: Matt De La Rosa

Don’t expect Fabricio Werdum to become a heavyweight gatekeeper or stepping stone in the UFC. MMAWeekly has reported Werdum’s contract negotiations with the UFC have ceased.

After a knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 90, any leverage Werdum had going into negotiations ended the minute he hit the canvas in Chicago.

With rising stars such as Cain Velasquez and Shane Carwin, Werdum’s 2-2 record in the Octagon made him an expendable commodity in the UFC’s eyes.

Had Werdum defeated the UFC newcomer Dos Santos two weeks ago, many believed he would get the first crack at the winner of the four man tournament between Couture / Lesnar and Nogueira / Mir for the heavyweight title.

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