Heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum wasted no time to prove his worth in the UFC division once again. Werdum looked like a man possessed with his first round TKO win over wrestler Mike Russow at UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II on Saturday night in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Werdum wasted no time and tagged Russow early in the round. Russow then tied up Werdum against the fence, but could not mount any offense and Werdum was able to break away. From there, Werdum stepped in with a leg kick and then dropped Russow with a huge right uppercut. He immediately pounced on Russow, landing devastating shots on the ground.
Referee Herb Dean stops the bout via TKO at 2:28 of the first round.
With the win, Werdum ups his record to 2-0 since returning to the UFC heavyweight division in February of this year.