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Report: Joe Lauzon Out of UFC 180 Fight with Diego Sanchez

UFC 180′s main event isn’t the only scrap that’s getting tinkered with. For the second time in as many opponents, Diego Sanchez will need a new dance partner for the November 15 event. One day after heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced to withdraw from his bout with Fabricio Werdum with a knee injury, allowing Mark Hunt to step in and battle Werdum for the interim...
Via 5thRound.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of...
Via BadCulture
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt ready for interim title shot at UFC 180 after Cain Velasquez injury

You have likely already heard the unfortunate news that UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured his knee and is out of his scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico. Instead of scrapping the main event altogether, the UFC opted to put the interim title up for grabs, and asked Mark Hunt to step in on just under four weeks notice. The “Super Samoan”...
Via Fight Hub TV
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due to injuries and drug failures (um...
Via Between The Ropes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Out; Fabricio Werdum Fights Mark Hunt For Interim Title

Shockwaves have reverberated around the mixed martial arts world with the announcement that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has had to pull out of his next title title defence against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico due to a torn meniscus. With a little over three weeks notice, the No.4 ranked Mark Hunt has now been drafted in to fight Werdum in the event’s headliner,...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez injures knee and withdraws from UFC 180

The UFC's plan to stage a major card in Mexico City had all the makings of a rousing success -- a heavyweight main event, two elite fighters, and a "name" headliner of Mexican heritage.  The local public seemed to agree, as the fight quickly sold out its 20,000-plus tickets in only a matter of hours.Unfortunately, many of those fans today will be disappointed to learn...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Velasquez out of UFC 180 title defense; Werdum vs. Hunt interim title bout on for Mexico City debut

Unfortunately for Mexico City, UFC heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez will not defend his title in 2014. It was announced earlier today by UFC.com that the undisputed champion was forced to withdraw from his title bout against Fabricio Werdum on November 15th due to a knee injury he suffered during training. Luckily for fans of mixed martial arts in Mexico and all around the world...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez out; Mark Hunt vs. Fabricio Werdum for interim title at UFC 180

Disaster has struck the upcoming UFC 180 fight card for the promotion's debut in Mexico with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez dropping out of the main event due to injury. Velasquez was returning for the first time in over a year after shoulder surgery sidelined the champion prior to filming for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America picked up this summer. Now it appears he will...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injures Knee, Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt Fight for Interim Title at UFC 180

Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) has suffered a knee injury that will force him out of his November 15 title defense against Fabricio Werdum. As a result, UFC officials reported Werdum will now battle Mark Hunt for the interim heavyweight belt at UFC 180. “I’m so unbelievably disappointed that this happened,” Velasquez said. “To say I was looking...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez 'not really sure' if he's a role model for Hispanic youth yet

Cain Velasquez never had designs on becoming a professional athlete growing up. The more he watched television, the more he believed playing in the NFL or becoming a world-class boxer was out of reach. "I didn't have a hero playing in sports that looked like me," Velasquez told FOX Sports. "I loved football as a kid. Of course, I loved boxing. But I didn't...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Suffered Carbon Monoxide Scare In Mexico Fight Camp

UFC heavyweight title challenger Fabricio Werdum suffered a life-threatening carbon monoxide incident in the first day of his training camp in Mexico recently as he began preparations to take on Cain Velasquez at UFC 180 on November 15th. Werdum and 12 others including famed coach Rafael Cordeiro, the heavyweight’s brother Felipe Werdum and former UFC fighter Renato “Babalu...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Heavy Favorite Over Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180

UFC 180 marks 13 months since the last time heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) took center stage. Despite his extended hiatus, Velasquez isn’t expected to skip a beat – or in this case, skip giving out a beating. Velasquez is a significant 4.5-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of Fabricio Werdum on November 15. Werdum, who is no stranger to serving up upset specials ...
Via 5thRound.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC champion Cain Velasquez shows off incredible dance moves on TUF Latin America

Forget the former UFC Heavyweight champion Randy Couture being on Dancing With The Stars, the current UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently showed off his moves, and they are quite astonishing for the big man. Check out Velasquez’s break dancing on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America (Courtesy of R/mma): We know that 10 second clip is just not...
Via Fight Hub TV
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Vs Stipe Miocic Headlines UFC On FOX 13

A rumored heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic has now been made official as the headliner for December 13th’s UFC On FOX 13 event in Arizona. Dos Santos had actually originally been scheduled to fight Miocic at UFC 173 back in May, then pushed back to the TUF Brazil 3 Finale before eventually being shelfed after the Brazilian star suffered...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Velasquez vs Werdum Fight Card

UFC 180: Velasquez vs Werdum Nov 15, 2014 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) Heavyweights Championship: Cain Velasquez (13-1, #1 ranked heavyweight) vs Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1, #3 […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez And Fabricio Werdum UFC 180 Main Event Sells Out In 8 Hours

The highly awaited UFC 180 main event inside the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico contested between reigning undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez (14-13-1), and Fabricio Werdum (24-18-5) on November 15 has sold out in just eight hours. History was indeed made at the box office, with the UFC 180 Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum headlined...
Via Overtime
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Velasquez vs Werdum Sells Out In 8 Hours

FIRST EVENT IN MEXICO SELLS OUT IN 8 HOURSOver 20,000 fans set to attend UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUMNovember 15 at the Arena Ciudad de MexicoMexico City – It took just eight hours to sell-out the highly anticipated UFC® 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM event scheduled for November 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City Arena).Fans made history at the box office, as well...
Via MMAInsider
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC: Ticket Sales Underway for UFC 180

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 180 WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE AT POLYFORUM SIQUEIROS IN MEXICO CITY Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with no.1 contender Fabricio Werdum in main event on November 15   Plus: Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum Diego Sanchez vs. Norman Parke Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez Erik Perez vs. Marcus Brimage Dodger Montano...
Via BadCulture
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Mexico Main Card Unveiled

The UFC will host their first ever event in Mexico on November 15th and yesterday prior to the first episode of TUF: Mexico on UFC Fight Pass, the promotion unveiled the full five-fight main card that’ll feature on pay-per-view. Headlining the show will be UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez who takes on his fellow TUF Mexico coach Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez has defended his...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC’s Debut in Mexico City is Stacked

Earlier today the UFC announced the 4 other fights that will join Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum’s heavyweight title match on pay-per-view in Mexico City on November 15th. And it. Is. Stacked. The UFC is really loading up this card for its first trip to Mexico following the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits today) The post UFC’s...
Via No Coast Bias
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Main Card Confirmed

Following Tuesday’s “UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum” press conference in Mexico City, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced the show’s entire main card. The November 15 event goes down inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. Until today, only the featured attraction between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum (pictured...
Via 5thRound.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Pre-Fight Press Conference Video at 1PM ET/10AM PT

With “The Ultimate Fighter Latin America” already hitting the airwaves, it’s time to start promoting the impending scrap between the show’s opposing coaches. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) defends his throne against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Velasquez, Werdum and UFC president Dana White will be at the podium today in Mexico City. Stream the press conference...
Via 5thRound.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Metamoris 4 welcomes UFC veterans to the competition

You can’t just punch and kick your way into becoming a successful mixed martial artist. A fighter must be able to display excellence in more than one fighting discipline and usually the staple of a proficient fighter is the grappling game. From wrestling to jiu jitsu, the art of submissions and ground control is something every fighter should have in the back pocket, even at the...
Via isportsweb.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Still Wants To Fight Stipe Miocic Next

Junior dos Santos hasn’t fought since an unsuccessful bid to retake the UFC heavyweight title from Cain Velasquez back in October of last year due to injuries, but the former champion is now hoping to return before the end of the year and he has a potential opponent in mind. Dos Santos was scheduled to fight Stipe Miocic back in May in Brazil before pulling out of the fight due...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Heel of 2014 for WWE: The Injury Bug

Coming out of Raw last night, I was convinced that the biggest heel of 2014 is turning out to be the injury bug. Raw went off the air with Seth Rollins possibly injured after getting flung out the ring and hurting his knee.  As it turns out, Rollins was just doing a fine job of selling and is luckily fine. Still, it called to mind the injuries the WWE has already had to endure...
Via Between The Ropes
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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