Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum
A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum.
Promotion Strikeforce
Date June 26, 2010
Venue HP Pavilion
City San Jose, California, United States
Attendance 11,757 [1]
Total gate $1,066,739 [1]
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Los Angeles Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum Strikeforce: Houston

Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum was a mixed martial arts event held by Strikeforce in association with M-1 Global on June 26, 2010 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.[2]


Josh Thomson was originally set to face Lyle Beerbohm at this event. On May 21, Thomson announced that Beerbohm was injured in his previous fight with Vitor Ribeiro, and will be replaced.[3] Pat Healy ended up facing Thomson.

M-1 Global fighter Magomed Shikhshabekov was scheduled to face American Kickboxing Academy fighter Ron Keslar.[4] However, Shikhshabekov was forced off the card due to visa issues, and was replaced by Chris Cope.[5]

The event drew an estimated 492,000 viewers on Showtime.[6]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Fabrício Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko Submission (triangle armbar) 1 1:09
Women's Featherweight Cristiane Santos (c) def. Jan Finney TKO (knee to the body) 2 2:56 [a]
Middleweight Cung Le def. Scott Smith KO (spinning back kick and punches) 2 1:46
Lightweight Josh Thomson def. Pat Healy Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:27
Preliminary Card
Lightweight Bobby Stack def. Derrick Burnsed Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Yancy Medeiros def. Gareth Joseph KO (punches) 2 1:19
Welterweight Bret Bergmark def. Vagner Rocha Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Chris Cope def. Ron Keslar TKO (head kick and punches) 2 4:32
  1. ^ For the Women's Featherweight Championship. Santos was docked one point for punching Finney in the back of the head.

Reported payout[edit]

The following is a list of fighter salaries as provided by the California State Athletic Commission. The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can often be a substantial portion of a fighter's income.[7]

  • Fabrício Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Fedor Emelianenko: $400,000
  • Cung Le: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Scott Smith: $55,000
  • Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos: $35,000 ($15,000 win bonus plus $5,000 champion bonus) def. Jan Finney: $6,000
  • Josh Thomson: $60,000 (no win bonus) def. Pat Healy: $8,000
  • Chris Cope: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Ron Keslar: $1,500
  • Bret Bergmark: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus) def. Vagner Rocha: $2,500
  • Yancy Medeiros: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Gareth Joseph: $2,000
  • Bobby Stack: $2,800 ($1,500 win bonus) def. Derrick Burnsed: $2,000


Strikeforce commentator, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, and former King of Pancrase, Frank Shamrock announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts at this event.


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