Strikeforce: Dallas | Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio WerdumCategory: MMA
MATCHUP: Alistair “Demolition Man” Overeem vs Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum
EVENT: Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum (Strikeforce: Dallas)
DATE: June 18, 2011
VENUE: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, United States
FIGHT DETAILS: Current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem defends his title against Fabricio Werdum. The winner of this match will move on to the semifinals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.
Dutch Overeem (10 wins – 4 losses, 7 KOs) is the current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Interim Heavyweight Champion, and K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and made history by being the only fighter in combat sports to hold a world title in both MMA and in K-1 kickboxing at the same time. As of November 2010, Overeem is ranked as the #8 best heavyweight mixed martial artist in the world by Sherdog and the #7 best heavyweight in the world by Yahoo! Sports.
Brazilian Werdum (14 wins – 4 losses, 4 KOs / 8 submissions) is ranked as the No.3 heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.
He is the first fighter to decisively defeat Fedor Emelianenko in mixed martial arts competition after submitting Fedor via triangle armbar on June 26, 2010 that was awarded MMA Awards 2010 Submission of the Year.
FIGHT RESULT: Overeem defeated Werdum via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
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