UFC on FUEL TV 10: Fabricio Werdum Avenges Prior Loss to “Minotauro” Nogueira
By FCF Staff
Fabricio Werdum avenged his 2006, decision loss to Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira tonight in Fortaleza, Brazil, by submitting the legendary heavyweight in round two.
After an opening round which was dominated by clinch work and an excellent display of jiu-jitsu on the mat, Nogueira appeared to be the fresher of the two men. The former PRIDE champ came out aggressively once again, but after defending a guillotine choke attempt, Werdum managed to pass Nogueira’s guard. Not long after, the renowned jiu-jitsu competitor had worked his way onto Nogueira’s arm, and the BJJ black belt was forced to verbally submit to an armbar.
With the win, Werdum has won three straight and is likely in the title shot mix. The defeat was Nogueira’s second in three bouts.
Here are the results for UFC on FUEL TV 10.
Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via submission (armbar) – R2 , 2:41
TUF Brazil 2 Finale
Leonardo Santos def. William Macario via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R2, 4:43
Thiago Silva def. Rafael Cavalcante via KO (punches) – R1, 4:29
Erick Silva def. Jason High via submission (armbar) – R1, 1:11
Daniel Sarafian def. Eddie Mendez via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R1, 2:20
Rony Jason def. Mike Wilkinson via technical submission (triangle choke) – R1, 1:24
Raphael Assucano def. Vaughan Lee via submission (armbar) – R2, 1:51
Felipe Arantes def. Godofredo Castro via TKO (strikes) – R1, 3:32
Ildemar Alcantara def. Leandro Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rodrigo Damm def. Mizuto Hirota via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Caio Magalhaes def. Karlos Vemola via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 2:49
Antonio Braga Neto def. Anthony Smith via submission (kneebar) – R1, 1:52