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Cain Velasquez coach: I didn't do my job before Fabricio Werdum fight

In advance of June's UFC 188, then-champion Cain Velasquez did not want to train in the event's host city Mexico City to adjust to the thin air at its high altitude, according to his coach Javier Mendez. The AKA founder said that he had to try hard to ultimately convince the heavyweight to spend just a couple weeks training in Mexico City before he faced Fabricio Werdum. Werdum,...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Gets Cameo In Halo 5: Guardians Game

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is a big fan of the hugely successful video game franchise ‘Halo’ and so it was no doubt a dream come true when Microsoft developers offered him the chance to have a cameo appearance in the latest sequel, ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ which comes out in October. “Fabricio Werdum makes a small cameo appearance in Halo 5: Guardians,” A Microsoft...
Via Fight Of The Night
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why UFC Gave Cain Velasquez Immediate Rematch With Fabricio Werdum

Cain Velasquez (pictured) won’t have to wait long to try and reclaim the throne, unless the injury-prone heavyweight gets hurt again, of course.On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported Velasquez will get an immediate rematch with champion Fabricio Werdum, the former interim champ who defeated Velasquez to unify the UFC heavyweight title just two months ago...
Via 5thRound.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

With Werdum Vs Velasquez Set, Who Will UFC’s Other HW Contenders Fight?

Last night the UFC officially announced a heavyweight title rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez, so where does that leave the division’s other top contenders? We’ve got the answers below. Junior dos Santos (No.2) Vs Alistair Overeem (No.9) It’s not official yet, but on Saturday’s ‘Fight Companion’ podcast, Joe Rogan let it slip that he’d just done a...
Via Fight Of The Night
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Vs Cain Velasquez Rematch Is In The Works

Fabricio Werdum’s first heavyweight title defense will comes against the man he just defeated to take the belt, Cain Velasquez. The rematch was confirmed on last night’s ‘UFC Tonight’ show on FOX Sports 1, though at this stage no date or location for the fight has been established. Werdum came into their first encounter in Mexico back in June at UFC 188 as the underdog...
Via Fight Of The Night
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Werdum-Velasquez 2 official; date and location TBA

To truly become a champion, you must first defend your title. Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) was able to dethrone 2-time heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (13-2) in Mexico City earlier this summer in convincing fashion. Now, as the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion, he’ll have to beat Velasquez once again. When it comes to “The Greatest Heavyweight of All-Time Debate,” you could...
Via Fight Booth
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez officially earns rematch with Fabricio Werdum

The next UFC heavyweight title fight will be a rematch after all. UFC president Dana White has confirmed that new champion Fabricio Werdum will face former titleholder Cain Velasquez in a five-round rematch with a date still to be determined for the heavyweight bout. White confirmed the news to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. Werdum beat Velasquez in June by third-round...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 UFC championship beat-downs of all time

This top five list was inspired by Ronda Rousey’s championship beatdown of Bethe Corriea.  This list focuses on championship fights that were completely one-sided.   5)  Jon “Bones” Jones vs. “Shogun” Rua Make the bad man stop! While Jones’ current fall from grace is just beginning because of all of his legal trouble, his ascension was nothing less then spectacular...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources say Cain Velasquez healthy, wants to fight Oct. 3

Despite absorbing dozens of big shots and being wobbled before losing by submission to Fabricio Werdum last month, anonymous sources told UFC Tonight that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez amazingly came out of the bout relatively unscathed. In fact, the former two-time champ reportedly wants to fight again, soon. According to those same sources, Velasquez wants to fight...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Fabricio Werdum the Greatest of All Time?

When Cain Velasquez tapped his hand on the mat at UFC 188, time stood still for a second. Outside of a flash knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez had looked unbeatable throughout his entire mixed martial arts career. Suddenly he was at his most vulnerable. When Fabricio Werdum clasped onto Velasquez’s neck in Mexico City and squeezed, it brought an odd clarity to Werdum’s...
Via The Sports Post
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Has the UFC slipped in its matchmaking skills?

By Michael Stewart / @MikeDaSportsman An altitude difference of 7,000 feet and a 602-day layoff were enough for former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to cough up his belt at UFC..... The post Has The UFC Slipped In Its Matchmaking Skills? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator: Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Betting Odds

Now that Fabricio Werdum has beaten Cain Velasquez to capture the UFC heavyweight title, let’s look ahead to some real heavyweight action! Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (pictured) makes his MMA return this Friday against UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock at “Bellator: Unfinished Business.” OK, fine. Kimbo vs. Shamrock is more circus act than authentic MMA action, but I bet...
Via 5thRound.com
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Submits Cain Velasquez to Become “Baddest Man on the Planet”

Werdum dominated the stand up, then forced Velasquez to tap in the 3rd round to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship Saturday Night. (Mandatory Credit: Christian Palma/Associated Press) Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) said that he’s been training for his UFC title fight with former champ Cain Velasquez (13-2) for “years, not months”.  His preparation definitely showed Saturday night...
Via The Sports Journal
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Heavyweight Division Blown Wide-Open

UFC 188’s main event showed one thing: There’s no such thing as a sure thing in the sport of MMA. Before his loss to Fabricio Werdum on the Mexico City fight card, Cain Velasquez was considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters and came into UFC 188 as a 4.5-1 favorite. However, as soon as the 1st round began, both men came after it and gave it their all. Velasquez scored...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 188: Werdum Wins And Velasquez Gasps For Air

Cain Velasquez showed that he had a warrior's heart and an iron chin at UFC 188, but his lungs were not match for the high altitude in Mexico City. The post UFC 188: Werdum Wins And Velasquez Gasps For Air appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Soundtrack to UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum - the walkout songs

Whenever the UFC travels abroad, the local flavor almost always shows through when it comes to the fighters walking to the Octagon and the show in Mexico City on Saturday night was no exception. UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum featured a huge list of different style tracks, many with Mexican backgrounds, to play to the local crowd or for fighters just going home again and celebrating...
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez: 'No excuses, Fabricio Werdum was the better guy'

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez found out the hard way on Saturday night that it's not easy to come back after spending nearly two years on the shelf and it's even harder to do it at an elevation where oxygen runs thin for everybody and especially for heavyweights tipping the scale at 240-plus pounds. Velasquez had been dealing with shoulder and knee injuries that...
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 188 Post-fight Interview

Just moments after Fabricio Werdum produced a major upset victory over Cain Velasquez to win the heavyweight title at UFC 188 last night, Dana White spoke to Ariel Helwani Octagon-side to give his reactions to the evening’s biggest talking points. Read our keynotes below and scroll down to watch the video for yourselves. –  White played down Helwani’s suggestion that, given...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Wins Big Following Cain Velasquez’s Loss at UFC 188

Junior dos Santos (pictured) wasn’t fighting for the title Saturday at UFC 188, but the former heavyweight champion still had plenty of skin in the game. Needless to say, dos Santos left Mexico a happy hombre. Well, MMA’s nicest 265-pounder is always all smiles anyway, but Cain Velasquez’s upset loss to Fabrico Werdum probably had JDS flipping countless Yes! Cartwheels. It...
Via 5thRound.com
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 188: Fabricio Werdum Defeats Cain Velasquez By Submission In Third

In his first fight since winning the UFC interim heavyweight title last November, Fabricio Werdum made that title undisputed Saturday night at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, submitting and dethroning Cain Velasquez in the third round of the UFC 188 main event. “I had a good strategy and I had a big dream,” Werdum, who defeated Mark Hunt for the interim title in the...
Via NESN.com
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Upsets Cain Velasquez At UFC 188 (Video Highlights)

Raise your hand if you thought interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (pictured) was going to beat reigning heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez Saturday at UFC 188. Put your hands down, liars! Velasquez ended his 20-month injury riddled hiatus as a 5-1 odds-on favorite to unify the heavyweight title. Werdum clocked in as a 4-1 underdog. Boy, were the Gambling Gods wrong on this...
Via 5thRound.com
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters React: Werdum upsets Velasquez, becomes undisputed heavyweight champion

Fabricio Werdum took down another seemingly "unbeatable" fighter when he defeated Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City. Fighters took to Twitter to react to the new UFC heavyweight champion.
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum submits Cain Velasquez at UFC 188

Maybe Cain Velasquez was a lot more rusty than most people expected entering his fight against Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez, who hadn’t fought in a year and a half, lost to Werdum by third-round submission at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City. The former UFC heavyweight champion showed signs of being gassed towards the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:15AM ET/10:15PM PT.In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez and the card’s other featured...
Via 5thRound.com
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fabricio Werdum Gets a Bloody Cain Velasquez to Tap Out

The last time Cain Velasquez was in the Octagon was October 19, 2013. That is a long, long time for a fighter not to fight someone. Injuries will do that to you though. So when he stepped in to fight Fabricio Werdum Saturday night it was the culmination of the long road to recovery ending where it was supposed to.However, while it ended where it was supposed to as far as Cain was...
Via FatManWriting
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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