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UFC 190 gets Struve versus Big Nog

One of these two UFC veteran heavyweights will get their first win since 2012 when they do battle on August 1st in Rio de Janeiro UFC officials have confirmed that former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight champion Antonio “Minotauro” Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1) will return to action at UFC 190 to take on three-time submission of the night winner Stefan Struve (25-7). The card will be headlined...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 188

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 188 WITH MEDIA DAY IN MEXICO CITY  Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez collides with interim heavyweight  champion Fabricio Werdum in the five-round main event on June 13 Plus: Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez Dodger Montaño vs. Cathal Pendred Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill   Tickets for UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ...
Via BadCulture
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt: 'Once you get hit, it's lights out, baby'

Mark Hunt is not looking backwards, to his title KO loss to Fabricio Werdum, last November. In fact, the heavyweight contender recently told Submission Radio (full interview below) that he hasn't even watched the fight, since it happened, in Mexico City.  According to the kickboxer, no good could come from watching Werdum come from behind to knock him out. "Well no. I didn't even...
Via Fox Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 188 ‘Velasquez vs. Werdum’ official event poster, updated fight card

With a heavyweight title unification bout for the ages at the top of the card, here’s how the UFC’s second visit to the   Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico stands today. • Main Event Heavyweight Title Bout: Cain Velasquez (c) (13-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (ic) (19-5-1) • Lightweight Bout: Gilbert Melendez (22-4) vs. Eddie Alvarez (25-4) • Welterweight Bout:...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Vs Fabricio Werdum Set For UFC 188 In Mexico City

A heavyweight title unification bout between current champion Cain Velasquez and interim title holder Fabricio Werdum has been officially confirmed for UFC 188 in Mexico City on June 13th. Velasquez has been plagued by injury problems for a few years now and that’s meant he’s not had an opportunity to defend his title since October of 2013 when he defeated Junior dos Santos by...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum headlines UFC 188 in Mexico

The UFC heavyweight title will finally be decided on June 13 when current champion Cain Velasquez returns to action to face interim champion Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 188 from Mexico City, Mexico. UFC officials confirmed the fight announcement on Monday. Velasquez (13-1) will come back to the Octagon for the first time in nearly two years after suffering a barrage...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Headlines UFC 188 in Mexico City

Cain Velasquez (pictured) vs. Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City: Take Two. After a knee injury forced Velasquez to withdraw from their November tango, the two will now collide at UFC 188. The UFC confirmed the title unification bout Monday. Werdum went on to post a TKO victory over Mark Hunt for the interim heavyweight crown at UFC 180. The 37-year-old Brazilian has enjoyed a career...
Via 5thRound.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

  Luke Irwin: 1. Fabricio Werdum: WELL I CERTAINLY DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. Even more shocking was how dumb of a fight Werdum was fighting. But all’s well that ends well. 2. Wladimir Klitschko: Made his 17th title defense and is stil the best heavyweight in the world after a stoppage of Kubrat Pulev, who was game, but just not good enough. 3. Will Brooks: Well, he’s certainly...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Four Fantastic Finishes from UFC 180

There was a lot of MMA action on Saturday night with several spectacular finishes. The disparaged UFC 180 starred on this night with four fantastic finishes that have future title implications; Leslie Smith and Jessica Eye recreated a scene out of Reservoir Dogs and Fabricio Werdum stunned the MMA world  with a surprising comeback over Mark Hunt. The submissions also shined on this...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Is Kelvin Gastelum ready for a top contender fight?

Fabricio Werdum won the interim UFC heavyweight title. Will he get Cain Velasquez next in Mexico for real this time? Kelvin Gastelum stunned Jake Ellenberger with a first-round submission. How high in the welterweight division should he go? Ricardo Lamas pulled off the upset against Dennis Bermudez. Can "The Bully" earn another title shot soon? We'll try to answer those questions...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt

Fabricio Werdum knee'd Mark Hunt's head halfway to Cancun, Kelvin Gastelum choked out Jake Ellenberger and Ricardo Lamas stunned Dennis Bermudez. You already know who won and who lost at UFC 180 on Saturday night. We here at Haymaker are more interested in going beyond the results. Here's what we took away from the UFC's first card in Mexico: PASSES Ear-ie incident A few hours after...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fabricio Werdum Defeats Kevin James--I Mean Mark Hunt--at UFC 180

When the Kevin James movie Here Comes the Boom came out it was obviously pure fiction. There is no way that a guy who looks like Kevin James is going to be able to hang with an actual mixed martial arts fighter. He looks like your buddy that could have played offensive line if he had ever worked out, but instead he opted to watch the game with a beer in the stands (during high school...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum TKO’s Mark Hunt at UFC 180 (Video Highlights)

Mark Hunt stunned, and even dropped Fabricio Werdum (pictured) with a right hand, in the opening round of their shootout. Unfortunately for Hunt, the self-proclaimed “KFC King,” Werdum unleashed a knee to the grill in the second stanza and it was pretty much a wrap from there. The official stoppage came at 2:27 in the second stanza. Werdum is now the UFC’s interim heavyweight...
Via 5thRound.com
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum wins but Cain Velasquez still the only real champion

In the history of the UFC, the interim title has been handed out on numerous occasions, but rarely has it ever ended well for the person claiming the belt. The heavyweight division has actually been riddled with interim champions over the years with everyone from Andrei Arlovski to Frank Mir to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira winning the belt at one point or another. Only Arlovski won his...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180 Recap: Werdum Blasts Hunt for to Win Interim Heavyweight Title

Fabricio Werdum used a knee to the face and eighteen strikes on the ground to finish Mark Hunt and claim the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship in UFC 180’s main event, Saturday night in Mexico City. Hunt scored two knockdowns thanks to his heavy right hand, but Werdum showed why he finds himself the top contender to Cain Velasquez’s UFC Heavyweight title, surviving Hunt...
Via Between The Ropes
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180 post-fight bonus winners: Fabricio Werdum, Kelvin Gastelum pick up 50k

UFC 180 went down in Mexico City this evening, and what an event it turned out to be. Fabricio Werdum took home the interim UFC Heavyweight championship by knocking out Mark Hunt with a sensational flying knee in the second round of their main event fight. Werdum’s knockout victory earned him an extra $50,000 in bonus money as he earned the Performance of the Night. The other...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Werdum, Gastelum, Briones and Cannetti Win Bonuses at UFC 180

After an entertaining night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Fabricio Werdum (pictured), Kelvin Gastelum, Henry Briones and Guido Cannetti each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt.” Werdum not only took home the interim heavyweight title by plastering Mark Hunt in the main event, but he also scored ...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum, Mexico's unlikely hero, knocks out Mark Hunt to win interim UFC title

  When Cain Velasquez went down, UFC 180 became Fabricio Werdum's show. Werdum is from Brazil and spent a long period of his childhood in Spain. But this week, he was an adopted Mexican. Werdum spoke to the fans in Spanish, led them in song and even did a little bit of dancing. When it was all said and done, he didn't leave them disappointed, either. After losing the first round...
Via Fox Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum beats Mark Hunt with flying knee (Video)

Fabricio Werdum beat Mark Hunt at UFC 180 in Mexico City Saturday with a vicious flying knee to claim the interim heavyweight title. The knockout occurred during the second round and it was surreal. Werdum caught Hunt open and punished him by punting his noggin like a football. Hunt was knocked out cold:
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum TKO’s Mark Hunt To Become Interim Champ At UFC 180

Fabricio Werdum went toe-to-toe with Mark Hunt tonight in the main event of UFC 180 and despite being knocked down himself a few times, he rallied to TKO him in the second to become the UFC’s new interim heavyweight champion. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Werdum lands a solid low leg kick to start. Hunt lands one of his own. Hunt taps Werdum’s chin with...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Circumstances have been tough for Mark Hunt, but when has his career ever been ideal?

MEXICO CITY -- Fabricio Werdum, a Brazilian, made Mexico his home this week. He led fans in song, engaged the Spanish-speaking media and even did a little dancing. Werdum showed a side of himself that we in the United States have seldom seen. He was loose. Charismatic. Carefree. Confident. Meanwhile, the only "C" word Mark Hunt could focus on was carbs. To say that Werdum and Hunt...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt’ Complete Betting Odds

UFC announcer Bruce Buffer will be yelling, “And new, interim heavyweight champion of the world…” tonight at UFC 180. The question is, will Fabricio Werdum (pictured) or Mark Hunt’s name be the next words out of Buffer’s mouth? The Gambling Gods believe it will be Werdum. The Brazilian is a 4-1 odds-on favorite to collect the UFC’s manufactured belt. Hunt, meanwhile...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

This UFC 180 Duck Hunt promo is ridiculous

On Saturday night in Mexico City at UFC 180, Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum will face off for the interim UFC Heavyweight Title. The UFC put together this short, hilarious hype video for the fight, featuring Hunt starring in a Duck Hunt parody. Fantastic. It should be a great fight, and if Hunt manages to knock out Werdum, the MMA world will explode. The post This UFC 180 Duck Hunt...
Via Awful Announcing
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben’s Breakdowns: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt

  Contributor: Ben Kohn It’s good to be back to writing a breakdown again and what better fight to re-enter my old stomping grounds than this one? Let me preface this by saying that Mark Hunt is fighting for a UFC title in 2014. Let that sink in for a moment, Mark ******* Hunt is fighting for a UFC title in 2014! That is seriously insane! Remember when Hunt had his title eliminator...
Via Undercard Superstar
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez says he will fight Werdum-Hunt winner back in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Cain Velasquez's next fight will still be in Mexico. The UFC heavyweight champion said at UFC 180 media day Thursday here that the current plan is to have him take on the winner of Saturday night's bout between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt in Mexico when Velasquez is ready to return from a knee injury. "They want me back," Velasquez said. "My return will be back here...
Via Fox Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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