UFC Releases Top 10 Submissions and KOs of 2014

Longtime writer Thomas Gerbasi has released his admitted “highly unofficial” list of top 10 submissions and knockouts of 2014.  There were far too many subs and KOs for me to keep track of – not because there wasn’t an abundance of decisions this past year, but an over-abundance of events – so props to Gerbasi for keeping tabs. The one thing that did pop out...
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 13: Watch Junior Dos Santos wheel kick KO Mark Hunt

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos is one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA today, and could potentially be the most vicious knockout artist in the sport. When he and fan-favorite Mark Hunt were scheduled to meet each other at UFC 160, fans expected an all-out striking war, and that is exactly what they were granted. Prior to watching Dos Santos return...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 193 Headed To Mebourne Following Political Change

Australian heavyweight Mark Hunt will likely be featured on UFC 193 from Melbourne, Australia The UFC will hold its first event in Melbourne, Australia, UFC 193, and are planning to have at least one world title fight on the card which will be held in November 2015. While mixed martial arts has been allowed in Victoria, under the previous Liberal government cage fighting was...
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December 02, 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...
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November 18, 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...
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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 […]
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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...
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...
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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...
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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:
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

It’s been well documented that Fabricio Werdum is a significant odds-on favorite to beat Mark Hunt at UFC 180 to capture the interim heavyweight title, so let’s move beyond that scrap. Saturday’s co-main event features a pivotal welterweight shootout between Jake Ellenberger and Kelvin Gastelum. The prior has been labeled a “choker” by UFC president Dana White, while the...
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. —
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum energetic, Mark Hunt 'tired' at UFC 180 open workouts

MEXICO CITY -- It's evident that Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt are coming into the UFC 180 main event Saturday night from very different places. Werdum was upbeat, excited and energetic Wednesday here during open workouts at the Museo Interactivo de Economia. He led the raucous crowd in song and stopped to sign dozens of autographs, including on the inside of one very aggressive...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

How Two Former Castoffs Got the Chance to Fight for Title at UFC 180

Fabricio Werdum (pictured) and Mark Hunt will enter the octagon Saturday, and one will leave with the UFC heavyweight belt wrapped around their waist. If I would have written that sentence in 2008, keyboard warriors from across the globe would have bombarded me with emails telling me how much of a moron I am. Werdum had just been cut by the UFC after a TKO loss to Junior dos Santos...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Mark Hunt complete the Cinderella Story?

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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum share selfie prior to UFC 180

The UFC’s first trip to Mexico goes down this weekend with the stellar UFC 180 pay-per-view event featuring the interim Heavyweight title fight between fan favorite Mark Hunt and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Fabricio Werdum. Even without animosity built up between the two men, fans are clamoring to see the fight go down this Saturday evening. While some fight fans can only enjoy...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt viewing and schedule guide

A new interim heavyweight champion will be crowned in the main event of UFC 180 as the promotion embarks on a journey to Mexico for the first time ever. Fabricio Werdum, who has gone undefeated since joining the UFC, will look to keep his streak alive while adding the UFC title to his already impressive resume when he takes on ageless wonder Mark Hunt, who just keeps finding a way...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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