Birth Name: Fabricio Werdum
A.K.A.: Vai Cavalo
Birth Date: July 30, 1977
Born in: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fabricio Werdum is a top heavyweight in Strikeforce’s heavyweight division. He is a two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, a two-time ADCC world heavyweight champion and European Jiu-Jitsu champion. He has a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Black Belt in Judo. He has competed in PRIDE, the UFC and Strikeforce.
Werdum scored the biggest win of his career, handing the legendary Fedor Emelianenko his first real loss in July of 2010. Werdum submitted the Russian heavyweight in just over a minute of the first round.
Werdum currently teaches in Venice, CA at his new school, Werdum Combat Team.
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Silva, Brandon Vera, Gabriel Gonzaga, Aleksander Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem
NOTABLE LOSSES: Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira