UFC 191: Analysis and Predictions

UFC 191 – Johnson vs. Dodson II takes place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.  This fight features the only champion the 125lb weight class as ever known, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.  His opponent is knockout artist John “The Magician” Dodson.  “Mighty Mouse” is criminally overlooked because of his size (125lbs).  For instance, he couldn...
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2 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Gets Cameo In Halo 5: Guardians Game

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is a big fan of the hugely successful video game franchise ‘Halo’ and so it was no doubt a dream come true when Microsoft developers offered him the chance to have a cameo appearance in the latest sequel, ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ which comes out in October. “Fabricio Werdum makes a small cameo appearance in Halo 5: Guardians,” A Microsoft...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

“The Last Emperor,” UFC Bound

Fedor has his eye on Gold. Discussions are brewing between Fedor Emelianenko and UFC officials. Will the “The Last Emperor” come to the Octagon and win gold? If Emelianenko signs a UFC contract, do you set up a match for him with current UFC Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum or give him a tune-up fight? The heavyweight division has powerful, strong, and hard-hitting beasts...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum: Fedor Emelianenko doesn't deserve a rematch but I'd give him one

In 2010, Fabricio Werdum submitted Fedor Emelianenko in the first round of their Strikeforce heavyweight bout and handed the Russian legend his first real loss in ten years. Fedor would go on to lose his next two fights as well, all by stoppage, before fighting regionally and ending his career with three straight wins. Now, the former pound-for-pound champion Fedor says he is returning...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum open to rematch with Fedor

    Fedor Emelianenko has expressed interest in returning to MMA, and Fabricio Werdum is open to giving him a rematch. Reports emerged last month saying the Last Emperor wanted to return to the sport after retiring three years ago. He said he was interested in facing Werdum who, in 2010, handed him his first loss since 2000. Emelianenko went on to lose to Big Foot Silva and...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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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August 01, 2015  |  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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July 21, 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

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

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

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
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