Werdum Submits Aleksander Emelianenko

Fabricio Werdum at StrikeforceTwo of the top ten heavyweight fighters in the world squared off this weekend at the “2 Hot 2 Handle” show in Holland, as Fabricio Werdum defeated Aleksander Emelianenko by submission.

Aleksander Emelianenko is the not-so-little brother of Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, while Fabricio Werdum is a world renowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor who has also fought in Pride. Going into the fight, Aleksander was the #7 Heavyweight in the MMAWeekly Rankings, while Werdum was the #8 Heavyweight.

Another accomplished submission grappler, Jon Olav Einemo, defeated Great Britain’s James Thompson by submission on the card, while Gilbert Yvel knocked out Rodney Faverus.


Full Results

Bouts with MMA rules:

-Fabricio Werdum def. Aleksander Emelianenko by submission (triangle choke) in Round 1

-Jon Olav Einemo def. James Thompson by submission (armbar) in Round 1

-Gilbert Yvel def. Rodney Faverus by KO in Round 1

-Murad Chunkaiev def. Michael Knaap by judges’ decision

-Brian Loanjoe def. Oktay Karatas by submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1

-Dave Dalgliesh def. Lukasz Jurkowski by KO in Round 2

-Michael Ettl def. Anil Dubar by judges’ decision

-Thiago Tavares def. Ulas Aslan by TKO in Round 1

-Jessie Gibs def. Milco Voorn by submission (armbar) in Round 1

Bouts with Muay Thai rules:

-Tyrone Spong def. Joeri Mes by KO in Round 5

-Faldir Chahbari def. Ali Gunyar by judges’ decision

-Murat Dereci def. Ray Staring by TKO in Round 3

-Henk Kuipers def. Barrington Patterson by judges’ decision (half Muay Thai rules and half Kyokushin rules)

-Ashwin Balrak def. Samir Bennazzouz by KO in Round 3

-Alviar Lima def. Marco Pique by judges’ decision

-Germaine de Randamie def. Joanna Generowicz by TKO in Round 1