UFC 190 Fan Q&A With Fabricio Werdum, Rafael Dos Anjos & Thomas Almeida

Prior to yesterday’s UFC 190 weigh-ins there was a fan Q&A session with two Brazilian champions Fabricio Werdum and Rafael dos Anjos, plus up and coming star Thomas Almeida, and you can watch it in full below. —
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum would gladly rematch Fedor Emelianenko on Aldo vs. McGregor card

There may not be a happier champion on the UFC roster right now than heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum, who is still riding high just over a month after his submission victory over Cain Velasquez to claim the gold at UFC 188 in Mexico City, Mexico. Werdum didn't get to his title shot by accident. He had to overcome several tough losses as well as being cut by the UFC during a previous...
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12 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...
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25 days ago  |  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

Awkward photo of the day: 'Jacare' & Werdum crash Weidman's breakfast

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was in his native New York this morning to be a part of the Reebok Fight Kit fashion show unveiling but before he hit the runway, he just wanted to grab some relaxing breakfast. Unfortunately, "The All-American" was joined by a middleweight contender - Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza (middle) - who wants to take him out in the near future. What's more...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum’s Manager Calling For Andrei Arlovski Fight Next

The first opponent to challenge for newly crowned heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum’s title has yet to be established, but the fighters camp have already pinpointed who they think should be given the opportunity. According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s edition of UFC Tonight Werdum’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz believes that Andrei Arlovski should get the title shot since...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum's manager says they want Andrei Arlovski next

New UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and his coach Rafael Cordeiro have made it clear they want to rematch former champion Cain Velasquez, next. The fighter's manager Ali Abdel Aziz tells UFC Tonight that Team Werdum now believes that former champ Andrei Arlovski is the right fight to make, next.  As a popular, marketable star, Abdel Aziz believes that Arlovski makes the...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic: Fabricio Werdum has never faced anyone like me

Rumors can often be upsetting, even when they aren't directly about you. UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic heard a rumor last week that he didn't much like. The Ohio fireman and fighter heard what to him was a dirty rumor -- that Andrei Arlovski would get the next title shot against new champion Fabricio Werdum. If that were true, of course, that would also mean that Miocic wouldn't get...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Either Stipe Miocic Or Andrei Arlovski To Fight Fabricio Werdum Next

Dana White took to Twitter’s Periscope app for a Q&A session with fans yesterday where he revealed the UFC’s current thinking on who should get the first shot at new heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. According to White it’s now down to a two-horse race with the current No.2 ranked Junior dos Santos having been ruled out of contention for now, even though it seems the...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski Or Stipe Miocic Gets First Crack At UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum

Sorry, Junior dos Santos, but it looks like you’re on the outside looking in. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White said either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic will get first crack at freshly-minted heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The rumor mill had suggested that the UFC had already handed the spot to Arlovski, but White said that wasn’t a certainty just yet. “I know...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White: Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski next for Fabricio Werdum

The heavyweight title race has dwindled down to two as UFC president Dana White confirmed on Thursday that either Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski will receive the first crack at new champion Fabricio Werdum. White confirmed the news while doing a fan Q&A on Periscope on Thursday. Reports surfaced this week that Arlovski had already been informed that he was going to receive the...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

How I Accurately Predicted Andrei Arlovski Versus Fabricio Werdum

image credit – Arlovski.com In my Post-Fight Awards for UFC 188 I accurately predicted that Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski would get the next title shot against Fabricio “Vai Calvalo” Werdum. I then read many pieces including one by our main man Dave Reno looking at who would get the first chance at Werdum. Each of the different articles all applied logic and went by who...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Andrei Arlovski to get first crack at Fabricio Werdum

This past Saturday night in Mexico City, we watched Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) put an end to the Cain Velasquez/Junior dos Santos era as we know it. For almost 5 years, Cain and JDS had ruled the roost at heavyweight, and while we certainly get up to watch both men every single time they enter the octagon – as Good Ol’ JR always says – change is good. Now, with the division seemingly...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Calls For First Shot At Fabricio Werdum’s Title

Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was in Mexico on Saturday night to witness first-hand Fabricio Werdum claiming the title from Cain Velasquez, and now he’s calling for the next shot at the belt. “I’m working towards that, no doubt about it,” Dos Santos told Sportv. “I think this result benefits me a little. I can’t say I was cheering for Werdum or Velasquez...
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June 16, 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...
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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...
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June 16, 2015  |  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...
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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 Spoils Velasquez Return With Win

MEXICO CITY — Location can play a factor in a fight. At UFC 188, UFC 188: Werdum Spoils Velasquez Return With Win learned the hard way in Mexico City. Fighting for the first time in nearly two years, Velasquez returned to defend the title against Fabricio Werdum. For Velasquez, this was his first time fighting in Mexico and dealing with the high altitude which would play a factor...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for new UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum?

Next Friday will mark the anniversary of the greatest upset in Heavyweight MMA history. It’ll be five years ago since Fabricio Werdum forced stoic legend Fedor Emelianenko to make one single tap that would end a 28-fight unbeaten streak. It was that one unforgettable tap on Werdum’s left leg to a triangle armbar combo after being coaxed into Werdum’s web that would end nearly...
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June 15, 2015  |  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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June 15, 2015  |  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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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

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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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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