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
4 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  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...
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Calls For New UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum

The Fabricio Werdum vs. Junior dos Santos II campaign has officially launched. And take a wild guess at who is spearheading the charge. With the sweat still fresh on Werdum’s freshly-minted undisputed UFC heavyweight title belt, dos Santos is making his play for first dibs. “#WerdumvsDosSantos2 I’m coming for that belt. Let’s do this Werdum!” dos Santos tweeted late Monday...
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rematches against Dos Santos, Velasquez likely waiting for Fabricio Werdum

Facing long odds and a reigning heavyweight champ hungry to re-establish his dominance following an 18-month absence, Fabricio Werdum put the finishing touches on his recent resurgence in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 188 with a stunning, submission-win over Cain Velasquez to become the promotion’s new heavyweight king. Seemingly unfazed by the Mexico City crowd that roared...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next For UFC 188’s Stars?

In the wake of Saturday night’s UFC 188 event in Mexico we take a look at who the stars of the show may be fighting next in the Octagon. — Fabricio Werdum: What a great performance from the upset king Werdum to become the next heavyweight champion of the world. The thing that’s most impressive to me is how the Brazilian star has managed to continue showing tangible improvements...
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22 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 188: Fabricio Werdum Submits Cain Velasquez To Secure UFC Heavyweight Championship Belt

Photo Credit: UFC/Facebook UFC 188 brought the world famous Octagon to Mexico City, where Cain Velasquez hoped to snatch the “interim” UFC Heavyweight Championship away from his new rival Fabricio Werdum Saturday night. Instead, Werdum used his opponent’s sharp wrestling skills to set up a submission attempt that forced Cain to tap at 2:13 of the third round. Velasquez (13...
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22 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  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...
23 days ago  |  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...
23 days ago  |  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...
23 days ago  |  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.
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23 days ago  |  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
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23 days ago  |  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 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...
23 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabrício Werdum Chokes Out Cain Velasquez To Win UFC Heavyweight Title At UFC 189 (VIDEO)

At 2:13 of the third round at UFC 189 in Mexico City, Fabricio Werdum submitted Cain Velasquez via guillotine choke to win the UFC Heavyweight championship. This was Velasquez’ first fight in 602 days due to injury and was clearly affected by the altitude of Mexico City, Mexico. Cain was extremely sluggish towards the end of the first round and slowed more and more as the fight...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Submits Cain Velasquez To Become Undisputed Heavyweight Champion

Fabricio Werdum is tonight the UFC’s new undisputed heavyweight champion after he got the better of Cain Velasquez tonight at UFC 188 before finally tapping him out with a guillotine choke in the third round. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. VElasquez with a hard leg kick and Werdum fires back with punches. Velasquez lands a strike and Werdum drops to the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Everyones fighting for 12 lbs. of gold Pt. 2

This edition’s analysis covers the champions who will most likely hang on to the strap beyond New Years, but still face challengers that pose viable threats. If these champions can make it past the end of 2015, they are set for an exciting 2016. It’s just a matter of seeing how these cage warriors respond to the current questions surrounding their title reign. Here are the probables...
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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