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Interim title adds significance to Dos Santos-Miocic heavyweight headliner

            Following a memorable main card that featured the final chapter of Robbie Lawler’s unlikely rise to the top of the welterweight division and the dominant return of lightweight king Anthony Pettis at last weekend’s UFC 181, nobody can blame fight fans for tempering their expectations before settling in to watch this weekend’s...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Undercard Superstar
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt Results

Main card: Fabricio Werdum def. Mark Hunt via second-round TKO (2:27) Kelvin Gastelum def. Jake Ellenberger via first-round submission (rear-naked choke, 4:46) Ricardo Lamas def. Dennis Bermudez via first-round submission (guillotine, 3:18) Augusto Montano def. Chris Heatherly via first-round TKO (4:50) Hector Urbina def. Edgar Garcia via first-round submission (guillotine, 3:38...
Via MMAInsider
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Morning After Drill: Mega MMA Weekend

Contributor: Ben Kohn   Sorry for the delay my combat sports loving friends, I was busy Sunday engaging in firing paintballs at my closest friends and some random people. Anyway, let’s recap what happened over the weekend.  In the main event of the UFC 180 card, the interim title was won by Fabricio Werdum, who blasted Mark Hunt with a gorgeous flying knee to put the Samoan...
Via Undercard Superstar
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

UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt Results

UFC 180: Werdum vs Hunt Nov 15, 2014 Arena Ciudad de México Mexico City, Mexico (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report)   Main Card (PPV – 10:00 pm Eastern) Interim Heavyweight Championship: Mark Hunt (10-8-1, #4 ranked heavyweight) vs Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1, #2 ranked heavyweight) - Werdum wins via TKO (knee & punches) – Round 2 - PERFORMANCE OF THE […]
Via MMA Manifesto
November 16, 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...
Via FatManWriting
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...
Via Fight Hub TV
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

Video: UFC 180 post fight press conference

What a night it was in the world of mixed martial arts. In the night’s marquee event, UFC 180 delivered a night of finishes with a stellar pay-per-view offering from Mexico. In the main event, Fabricio Werdum became the interim UFC Heavyweight title by knocking out Mark Hunt with a flying knee. It was a sensational cap to a wonderful evening for the UFC. Below you can catch the...
Via Fight Hub TV
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

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 Makes Clear Distinction Between ‘Interim’ and ‘Real’ UFC Champion

See that bling-bling Cain Velasquez is holding in the picture above? That’s the real UFC heavyweight championship belt. His hardware. Please don’t mistake it for the interim one that either Fabricio Werdum or Mark Hunt will be donning after UFC 180. Although a 265-pound title belt will be on the line in Saturday’s main event, Velasquez believes it’s a manufactured strap...
Via 5thRound.com
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

Four Reasons Mark Hunt Won’t Win The Interim Title At UFC 180

This Saturday night (November 15, 2014) No. 4-ranked UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt will take on No. 1 Fabricio Werdum for the interim title in the main event of the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) from Mexico City, Mexico. It’s a golden opportunity for the power-slugging Hunt, as a window opened for him to make a quick turnaround for his long-awaited UFC title shot when champion Cain Velasquez...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt

The UFC embarks on a trip to Mexico for the first time ever this weekend as the interim heavyweight title is up for grabs in the main event when Fabricio Werdum meets Mark Hunt. An unfortunate injury to Cain Velasquez forced a switch in the fight about three weeks ago, but Hunt fresh off a victory over Roy Nelson jumped at the chance to compete for the belt. As it turns out, if Velasquez...
Via Fox Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180 Embedded Episode 2

Watch more behind the scenes footage with some of UFC 180’s stars like Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt, Dennis Bermudez and Ricardo Lamas ahead of this Saturday’s event in Mexico. —
Via Fight Of The Night
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum enters UFC 180 with everything to lose

            While Mark Hunt was undoubtedly pleased to hear that he’d be replacing Cain Velasquez after the reigning heavyweight champ had injured his knee while training for his upcoming title defense against Fabricio Werdum, it’s safe to assume that the Brazilian didn’t share his enthusiasm. After all, how could he? Instead of...
Via Sports-Glory
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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