Fabricio Werdum gets even with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Fabricio Werdum. (JASON MERRITT/Getty Images/AFP)

Fabricio Werdum. (JASON MERRITT/Getty Images/AFP)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 PM ET

Fabricio (Vai Cavalo) Werdum evened the score, submitting Antonio Rodrigo (Minotauro) Nogueira in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 10 in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday.

Following a competitive first round, Werdum countered a guillotine choke attempt from Nogueira, scrambling into top position. He then secured high back control and transitioned to an armbar, forcing the former UFC interim heavyweight champion to verbally submit.

“He is in fact an idol for all Brazilians,” Werdum said though a translator. “I was able to get onto his back and get the armbar. Then I was able to make him submit. That made me very happy.

Following the win, Werdum lobbied for a heavyweight title shot.

“That's what I want,” Werdum said. “That's what I'm training for. I just want the UFC to give me the opportunity.”


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