Round 1: Werdum takes the center of the cage. Russow moves in with a double jab. Werdum lands a right hand. He has Russow on his heels. They clinch and quickly separate. Russow lands a left hand. Werdum delivers an outside leg kick. Russow lands a lead uppercut. Werdum lands an uppercut that drops Russow. He follows him to the ground and lands a series of right hands. Referee Herb Dean stops the punishment.
The official time of the TKO came at the 2:21 mark of the first round.