BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: (L-R) Opponents Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow face off after making weight during the UFC 147 weigh in at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond on June 22, 2012 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Fabricio Werdum defeated Mike Russow by TKO (strikes) at 2:28 of round one
Fabricio Werdum fought in Brazil for the first time in eight years and he made the most of it. His striking looked on point in his UFC 147 heavyweight bout with Mike Russow, and a big uppercut led to his TKO victory in the first round. The bout ended in just 2:28. Werdum indirectly called out UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos for a potential rematch after the fight.
Werdum started the bout out with some solid striking that had Russow backing off a bit. Russow landed some nice left hooks after getting his range though. Werdum clipped Russow with a nice right uppercut that dropped Russow to his knees and he took full advantage. He sat on Russow's back landing punches to both sides of the head, then continued with more force when Russow went all the way down to the ground. Herb Dean was forced to step in when Russow stopped defending.
Werdum entered the bout coming off a big win over Roy Nelson in his return to the UFC. Russow entered the bout with four straight wins in the promotion and just one loss to his name overall.