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“Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum” Photo Gallery

Mixed Martial Arts history was made last evening in California as decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Fabricio Werdum became the first man to hand the greatest fighter of our time Fedor Emelianenko the first true defeat of his professional fighting career.

Also in action from San Jose during “Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum” was Strikeforce 145 lb. Female Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, who dished out a beating to Jan “Cuddles” Finney that she will not soon forget, along with former middleweight champ Cung Le who evened the score with Scott Smith in the highly anticipated rematch between the two with a vicious second round TKO.

A selection of photos from the event are available below courtesy of Strikeforce and Esther Lin (click to enlarge):

  • sides666 says:

    Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah. Fedor has been exposed for the deadbeat 2nd tier fighter that he is. To all the fedor nuthuggers that always try to stand by their so called best pound for pound fighter ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. He was put away by werdum who was dejected from the ufc. Thats gotta hurt. Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah. Thats all for now.

  • mabus says:

    Fedor looked awesome. I had my doubts that he could hang with Overeem, Lesnar, Carwin or Valasques… but after this loss to Werdum, I think Fedor is better than ever, and will beat those big boys I mentioned.

    My reason are many, but the main ones for this sentiment is that A) for his style of fighting, which is a wild-west kinda gun slinger, it’s a mathematics game. Eventually, you get caught. Chuck Liddell has a similar story. B) This kind of BJJ that Werdum has, you can’t get away with too much gambling. I don’t know how Fedor did what he did versus Nogueira, but anyway… this matchup was one where he paid for it. And saying Werdum is a UFC reject is retarded. Why? Look at his resume. It’s pretty bad ass. All his loses where very close, other than that one to Dos Antos. Not sure why the UFC fired him. C) Fedor just dumped a big ass monkey off his back. No more of that stupid pressure.

    Wayne Gretzky had night in his prime that wern’t always in his favor.

    I think Fedor was on. I think Werdum was on. But maybe Fedor was a touch over committed against a BJJ super star when no one was even sweaty… like pulling something from a bear trap… sometimes… you get snapped.

    Fedor is a wicked dude. All the more power to him and fuck the haters.

  • MickeyC says:

    I’m glad Fedor was beaten. Not because I do not like him. He was great, but anyone that tells you that there was no legend or hype involved in his mistique is full of crap. Again he is a great fighter. But he has never fought the class of HW’s out today. Not now, not when he was in his prime. And if he had I think he would have gotten a lose much sooner than this. No shame in it he is still awesome, but M-1 has sheltered him for years.

  • Dufresne says:

    Seeing those kicks on Smith makes me wonder if he doesn’t have some broken ribs. I originally thought both spinning back kicks in the 2nd round landed in the same area, but now I’m not convinced. I know that Le landed a lot of body blows, so maybe those plus the spinning kicks and the regular body kicks added up and cracked a rib or two.


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