Werdum submits Nogueira in second round of Fuel TV 10 main event
If there was any doubt as to where Werdum wanted the fight, it was eliminated when he nabbed the first takedown moments into the opening round of the scheduled five-rounder. At first Nogueira managed to hold his own on the mat with the former jiu-jitsu world champion, but by the second frame Werdum seemed to be one step ahead in the grappling exchanges. After taking Nogueira’s back after escaping a failed guillotine-choke attempt, Werdum locked up the armbar and forced a verbal tap from Nogueira.
“He is, in fact, an idol for all Brazilians,” Werdum said of Nogueira via a translator after the bout. “It’s my second fight with him, and it was a tough fight. … I was able to get onto his back and get the armbar, and then I was able to make him submit. That made me very happy.”
Werdum suffered a decision loss to Nogueira at a 2006 PRIDE event but got his revenge in the rematch.
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|Weight||242 (109.77 kg)|
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