June 26, 2010-June 18, 2011
Stunning. Such was the triangle finish by Werdum over Emelianenko. The big Brazilian had shown ability and desire to fight, but seemed to fall short when the moment called for something special. Not so during 69 seconds with Emelianenko, which closed when the Russian tapped. Werdum rightly recalls this event as the most meaningful of his professional career. Though he failed to win his next one.