Video: Fabricio Werdum uppercut finish of Mike Russow at UFC 147 in Brazil

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back at it last night (Sat., June 23, 2012), staging its second mixed martial arts (MMA) event in as many nights.

UFC 147: "Silva vs. Franklin 2" was light on star power, but big on punching power in the pay-per-view (PPV) Heavyweight showdown between Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow. It was the only bout that featured two fighters north of 205 pounds, and "Vai Cavalo" demonstrated what happens when big men connect with big punches:

They fall down.

And apparently slowly in the case of Russow, who ate a Brazilian uppercut midway through the opening frame and could not recover. On the contrary, Werdum pounced immediately and uncorked about a dozen ear pluggers before the referee finally intervened.

Our own Brian Hemminger had the call in the UFC 147 LIVE blow-by-blow results thread:

Werdum steps forward and blasts Russow with a right uppercut and Russow is hurt! Russow stumbles and drops and Werdum swarms him with huge right hands. The onslaught continues with punches and hammerfists and referee Herb Dean puts a stop to it. Huge finish there for Werdum.

The punch is the same one the Junior dos Santos used to stop Werdum way back in 2008. One that Werdum obviously hasn't forgotten, considering he called for a rematch in his post-fight victory speeches.

That's not going to happen anytime soon, but if Werdum can string together one or two more wins like last night at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he might just set himself up for a championship opportunity in the near future.

For a complete recap of the bout between Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow be sure to check out our fight review and analysis right here.

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