Fabricio Werdum is back and in the UFC and he’s making a statement about it.

At UFC 143 against Roy Nelson, Werdum displayed some improved striking as he punished his opponent for 15 minutes, scoring the unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

Werdum worked the standing game before getting his opponent’s back on the ground. Nelson did well to bring the fight back to the feet, but it was there that Werdum landed several knees in the clinch, bloodying Nelson’s nose. Nelson got a punch in and Werdum fell to his back, but the Brazilian fighter nearly locked an armbar when Nelson followed in on the ground. Werdum won the round 10-9.

Werdum kept with a mixed set of strikes on the feet in the second round. Nelson kept the center of the octagon for a majority of the round, but it was Werdum who landed more, utilizing several low kicks to get the edge in points. Nelson backed Werdum up for a brief moment in the second round with a flurry, but it wasn’t enough to win the frame.

Werdum continued the striking edge in the final round. The most significant strike was a beautifully executed front kick that Werdum planted on Nelson’s chin, spinning “Big Country” back as a result.

The three-round affair was Werdum’s chance to show off his improved striking and he took every opportunity to do so, winning with scores of 30-27 across the board.

“I know Roy Nelson is… a tough guy,” Werdum told Joe Rogan in the octagon following the win, “but I train every day in Muay Thai.”

With the win Werdum improves his record to 15-5-1. In defeat, Nelson drops to an overall record of 16-7, losing three of his last four fights.

Follow @Erik_Fontanez on Twitter or e-mail Erik Fontanez.
For more 
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Fabricio Werdum posts text messages to Dana White offering to fight at UFC 207 for $500,000

  • 23 days ago
  • 152 views

When Cain Velasquez was forced out of his bout with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207, the pay-per-view main card lost a strong heavyweight fight. Werdum was almost able to stay on the card and face a late- read news >>

UFC 207 Primer: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

Back in June of 2015, Fabricio Werdum squared off against Cain Velasquez in Mexico City for the undisputed heavyweight title. Now the pair are set to square off again, this time as part of the UFC 20 read news >>

No, Cain Velasquez is Not Out of His UFC 207 Fight with Fabricio Werdum | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 153 views

Despite a report that Cain Velasquez was out of his scheduled UFC 207 bout with Fabricio Werdum, he said he is "in shape and ready to go." read news >>

With Cain Velasquez Out, Fabricio Werdum Wants Championship Rematch | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 20 views

With his planned UFC 207 bout with Cain Velasquez canceled, Fabricio Werdum quickly shifted his focus to a rematch with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. read news >>

Watch Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez I Ahead of the Rematch (UFC 207 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

In 2015, then-interim champion Fabricio Werdum unified the heavyweight titles against Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 with a submission finish. read news >>

Video: With their UFC 207 rematch scratched, watch the first Cain Velasquez-Fabricio Werdum fight instead

  • 26 days ago
  • 25 views

Two former heavyweight champions were set to rematch next week at UFC 207, though no belts were on the line. However, prior to that second fight, Cain Velasquez was ruled ineligible to face Fabricio read news >>

With Velasquez fight off UFC 207, Fabricio Werdum wants to fast-forward to rematch with champ Miocic

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

With his rematch against a fellow former heavyweight champion off the table for UFC 207 on Friday, Fabricio Werdum has one pretty big idea of what his next fight could be, instead. Filed under: News, read news >>

Video: Hardy, Gooden break down Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey at UFC 207

  • 25 days ago
  • 20 views

On Friday, the UFC throws down its year-end event, and a former champion makes her highly anticipated return to the octagon looking to recapture the title.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Pioneer Marco Ruas looks back on contribution to MMA, wishes he'd had more UFC fights

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Long before Marco Ruas became UFC 7’s tournament winner, he was engaging on the now-famous unregulated fights between rival gyms in Rio. He might have gone 9-4 in his MMA career but on the streets, R read news >>

UFC 207 Video: Cody Garbrandt Born, Alpha Male Made | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 12 views

Cody Garbrandt is a proud Ohio born fighter. HE will fight for UFC gold and look to bring the bantamweight belt home when he takes on Dominick Cruz at UFC 207. read news >>