Mackens on his win over Wagnney Fabiano

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Upon authoring perhaps the biggest upset of the year in mixed martial arts, Mackens Semerzier nonchanlantly rose from the canvas, whispered a thanks to his fallen opponent Wagnney Fabiano for the opportunity to compete against him, and simply smiled to the camera broadcasting the shocker to the world.

No one would have objected if Semerzier, who according to multiple MMA wagering sites entered the bout as the biggest underdog of the 10-card WEC event, pulled out a bottle of champagne and uncorked it right in the center of the cage. Instead, he illustrated the maturity that led to his win in the first place by controlling his emotions in a supercharged moment.

"I say this with total confidence: I fully expected to win," said the previously little-known Semerzier, who improbably submitted top three featherweight Fabiano with a triangle choke. "Not that I walk around saying I can beat anyone, but that's a thing for me in life: you can always win. You can always find a way. I always thought, 'I'm going to figure out a way to do it. So when I win, it doesn't surprise me."

In the annals of MMA, you can find more storied upsets. Matt Serra was a 10-1 underdog when he defeated Georges St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title. Maurice Smith's defeat of Mark Coleman was a stunner when it happened in 1997. But seldom do you see a virtual unknown upsetting a top three fighter in his division.

And as equally surprising as the result was the method.

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Kneeblock site profile image  

11/18/09 12:52 PM by Kneeblock


solidspruce84 site profile image  

11/18/09 12:43 PM by solidspruce84

I fight locally in Virginia with Mackens. Do not be suprised to see him threatening the title soon. He always wins in stunning fashion.

OldManMinerva site profile image  

10/19/09 11:08 PM by OldManMinerva

damn he wants to be a police or firefighter?surprised he can't make money teaching BJJ

stillmatic site profile image  

10/19/09 11:01 PM by stillmatic

Apparently, Wagnney hurt his rib prior to the fight and hurt it again during the fight. I did find it odd that he didn't posture up to try and escape the triangle.You can check out the interview here.

JoseyWales site profile image  

10/15/09 10:49 AM by JoseyWales

That was a huge upset, especially since it was by submission, even thought the triangel was on I was expecting Fabiano to find a way out of it

fortheloveofMMA site profile image  

10/15/09 9:48 AM by fortheloveofMMA

 he submitted wagnney fabiano. even if fabiano did underestimate him and took off for 2 weeks before he fought mackens would still really be that good imo. "lucky submissions" are a lot harder to come by than a "lucky ko"

Elias Cepeda site profile image  

10/14/09 4:44 PM by Elias Cepeda


Judo Scott site profile image  

10/14/09 4:43 PM by Judo Scott

I've rolled with him a few times, he's a fucking monster.

Boldar site profile image  

10/14/09 1:13 PM by Boldar

Huge upset over Fabiano.  Interested to see what Mackens does next so we know whether it was Fabiano underestimating him and getting caught, Mackens is really that good, or somewhere in between.

Mike Chiappetta site profile image  

10/14/09 12:38 PM by Mike Chiappetta

Fabiano was supposed to fight Erik Koch, who had to pull out with an injury. Semerzier got the call with two week's notice.