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Fabricio Werdum

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and Mixed Martial Artist Fabricio Werdum has been on a tear lately, winning his last 5 out of 6 MMA fights.  The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Master Sylvio Behring started making a name for himself early in his career by becoming a blue belt world champion.  He then followed his success later in his career by becoming a two time Black Belt World Champion (2003 and 2004).  In 2005, after having 5 mma bouts (4-0-1), he made his Pride Fighting Championship debut facing Tom Erikson who he beat with a rear naked choke.  Over the next six years, Fabricio Werdum continued to improve his ground fighting based mma career.

Fabricio Werdum’s biggest win

On June 26th, 2010 Fabricio Werdum faced his biggest opponent to date in the “Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko.  Werdum was stunned during the fight and was knocked to the ground.  Fedor followed him there and that is where the fight began to change.  Fabricio Werdum caught Fedor in a tight brazilian jiu jitsu triangle that the Russian was unable to get out of and was forced to submit by tap before passing out.  Obviously this was the biggest win of Werdum’s career as no one had beaten Emelianenko before (he had one loss due to a cut).  Werdum was able to use his base of GJJ (Gracie Jiu Jitsu) to do what the art was made to do and be able to protect yourself on the ground.  Fabricio Werdum has started training with the Chute Boxe academy and when in California he has been training with Dida and Mauricio of Evolucao Thai.

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