Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva photo gallery

Photo by Jack Bratcher / ProMMA.info - Is it just me or has Werdum's striking improved since his UFC days?

The fight between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Rogers this past weekend was one of the most exciting bouts on the card. Bigfoot started out very strong with a flurry of punches that put Werdum on his back.

Werdum hung tough and rallied with some nice shots of his own. In round one Bigfoot refused to play the ground game and stayed on his feet as much as possible to take advantage of his heavy striking power. However, he relaxed on that strategy and Werdum got him to the ground in round two.

Werdum’s striking seems to have improved quite a bit actually, and in rounds two and three he landed some good shots, got a couple of takedowns, controlled the pace, and ended the fight on top of Silva. In the end, Werdum got the unanimous 29-28 decision. ProMMA.info snapped a complete photo gallery of the fight which you can view after the jump. To see all our photos from the event go to the Photo Album.

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Coming to CBS Saturday: Fedor-Rogers and return of MMA, final presser quotes & pics

Photo by Esther Lin - Fedor Emelianenko takes on Brett Rogers live on CBS Saturday, Nov. 7.

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Mixed Martial Arts fighters who will appear on the CBS Television Network this Saturday, Nov. 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT) and executives for Strikeforce and M-1 Global participated in a jam-packed final press conference at CBS Channel 2 WBBM Thursday for “STRIKEFORCE: Fedor vs. Rogers” at the Sears Centre.

In the four bouts on the CBS broadcast, the legendary Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (30-1, 1 NC), of Russia, will meet unbeaten, hard-hitting Brett Rogers (10-0) of St. Paul, Minn.; streaking, world-class Jake Shields (23-4-1), of San Francisco, who has won 12 in a row, will be opposed by colorful Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-6), of Orange County, Calif., for the Strikeforce world middleweight belt, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (29-2-1), of the Netherlands, will put his 13-fight winning streak on the line against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (7-4) of Murrieta, Calif., in a non-title scrap; and Fabricio Werdum (12-4-1) of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva” (13-1), of Coconut Creek, Fla., will clash in a battle of top-notch Brazilian heavyweights.

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Jake Shields, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Scott Coker – Strikeforce conference call notes & audio

Jake Shields will fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title on Nov. 7.
Jake Shields will fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller for the Strikeforce Middleweight Title on Nov. 7.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, along with Jake Shields (23-4-1) and Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-6), participated in a national media conference call on Wednesday to discuss their upcoming Strikeforce Middleweight Title fight scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 as part of the “Fedor vs. Rogers” undercard.

Here are highlights from today’s call:

SCOTT COKER

“As far as stacked cards go our history with our promotions with SHOWTIME and now with CBS our cards have always been stacked from top to bottom. And I think that’s one of the great things for our fans is that they get to watch not one but two, three, four, five fights. They get to see great fights and the stars. And it’s no difference with our Chicago card. You get to watch Fedor, Jake and Miller … and it’s all for free and you don’t have to pay $49.95. So we’ll continue this journey of putting on cards with fights four or five bouts deep. That’s the mandate. To book as much talent and get the greatest fights that we can.”

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Fedor vs. Rogers to be held at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on Nov. 7 – pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday

“STRIKEFORCE AND M-1 GLOBAL: FEDOR VS. ROGERS” TO BE HELD

AT SEARS CENTRE ARENA IN CHICAGO ON NOV. 7

Tickets Go On Sale Monday, Sept. 28; Pre-Sale Begins Tomorrow/Friday, Sept. 25 via “STRIKEFORCE Insider”

NEW YORK (Sept. 24) — The highly anticipated STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global co-promoted heavyweight showdown between Fedor Emelianenko (30-1) and undefeated American heavyweight Brett Rogers (10-0), will take place at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill, located just outside of Chicago, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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