Cain Velasquez leaves Zinkin Entertaiment to sign with CAA

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is making a change in his management team ahead of his upcoming rematch with Fabricio Werdum in 2016.According to "UFC Tonight" reporter Ariel Helwani, Velasquez has split with Zinkin Entertainment, the team that manages several notable UFC fighters, including Daniel Cormier and Luke Rockhold, and signed with Creative Artists Agency...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vai Brasil! UFC’s top 5 Brazilian fighters

There was a time in the not so distant past when Brazilian fighters seemed to completely dominate the championship titles in each of the UFC’s divisions. Times have changed some, but even today, three out of the nine weight classes in the UFC are championed by Brazilians (although that may change very soon, given the title matches in the next few weeks). But for now, here’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez 2 may move to UFC 196 Super Bowl weekend

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 12: (L-R) Cain Velasquez of the United States and Fabricio Werdum of Brazil face off during the UFC 188 weigh-in inside the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on June 12, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLCThe heavyweight title rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez could be shifted...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez: Rematch with Fabricio Werdum targeted for March in Brazil

It looks like Cain Velasquez will try to win back the UFC heavyweight title in enemy territory after the former champ revealed on Friday that it appears he's going to face Fabricio Werdum in March in Brazil. Velasquez was in Houston for a fan Q&A ahead of the UFC 192 weigh-ins and when the subject about his next fight came up. "Dana (White) ended up calling me and saying possibly...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez rematch likely for stadium

It appears as though the UFC is targeting a stadium show for a heavyweight championship rematch between current champion Fabricio Werdum and former title holder Cain Velasquez. According to Werdum, who spoke with, the UFC is targeting a pay-per-view event at Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba which holds 42,000 fans. The event would take place in March. “It’s...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Would Like Cain Velasquez Rematch Earlier Than March

Dana White stated on the UFC Tonight show last week that Fabricio Werdum didn’t want to defend his heavyweight title in a rematch with Cain Velasquez until March, but the champion’s camp have since refuted that claim. According to Werdum’s management team Dominance MMA, they told White that the heavyweight champion would be ready to fight in either December or January, but...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez 2 not expected until March 2016

The UFC heavyweight division is on hold once again with champion Fabricio Werdum not expected to make the first defense of his belt against Cain Velasquez until March 2016. The news came courtesy of UFC president Dana White, who revealed during the UFC 191 post-fight press conference that the next heavyweight title fight won't likely happen for at least another six to seven months...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Vs Cain Velasquez Rematch Delayed Until March

The top end of the UFC’s heavyweight division continues to move at a snails pace with news now emerging that the next title fight between current champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez won’t take place until March of next year. Former champ Velasquez was injury-prone during his title run which has meant that by the time the next title fight does roll around the belt will...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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,...
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August 25, 2015  |  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...
August 13, 2015  |  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...
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August 13, 2015  |  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...
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August 13, 2015  |  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...
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August 12, 2015  |  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...
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August 12, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

New champ Werdum seems content to play waiting game and vie for Velasquez rematch

If heavyweight Stipe Miocic was upset at the thought that someone else would get the next shot at the UFC belt, he likely won't be happy to hear what new champion Fabricio Werdum's coach had to say to MMA Fighting, Monday. Same goes for former champ Andrei Arlovski. You see, UFC president Dana White has said that either Miocic or Arlovski will get to fight for the heavyweight title...
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June 23, 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.
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Coach says that Fabricio Werdum will always beat Cain Velasquez

After beating some of the best heavyweight MMA fighters of all time, by submission, is new UFC champion Fabricio Werdum the best big man to ever compete in the sport? His coach Rafael Cordeiro says it would be imodest to use that phrase, but that his student's accomplishments speak for themselves. "I would be too cocky if I call him the best of all time, but I can say Werdum beat...
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June 17, 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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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