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Number one ranked UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum will be taking on fourth ranked Mark Hunt on November 15h in the main event of UFC 180 for the interim UFC Heavyweight championship.
Werdum was originally slated to meet champion Cain Velasquez in Mexico City, but Velasquez pulled out of the bout due to injury and would be replaced by Hunt.
Now just ten days removed from UFC 180, let’s take a trip back to what is possibly the biggest victory in Werdum’s career, his 2010 win over Fedor Emelianenko.
Going into his 2010 Strikeforce bout with Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko held a professional MMA record of 31-1 and was considered to be the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world.
Fedor was also riding a 28 fight unbeaten streak, which included victories over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Mark Hunt, Kevin Randleman, Tim Sylvia, Mark Coleman (x2), and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria (x2); this made what Werdum did to Fedor even more improbable.
Not only did Werdum defeat Emelianenko and put an end to his remarkable winning-streak, but Werdum also took away the invincible aura Emelianenko held at the time.
Werdum stopped Fedor, and stopped him quickly. It took just over one minute for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu whiz to slap on a triangle-armbar from his guard and come away with the submission victory.
Watch the full fight below: