Fabricio Werdum will finally fight for the UFC title on Nov. 15, when he battles reigning champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 180 in Mexico City, and his head coach Rafael Cordeiro is confident that the jiu-jitsu specialist has what it takes to beat Velasquez standing or on the ground.
"It’s going to be so cool," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "Fabricio has been training for this moment for years. Ever since he moved to the United States seven years ago, he developed a great stand-up game. He has a h more
Critics also said Wedrum had no chance prior to the Fedor Emelianenko fight and welp, we all saw how that turned out. "Werdum has what it takes to submit or knock Cain Vealsquez out. I don't agree when people say Werdum shocked the world against Fedor. There's no such thing in MMA. It's a fight and both fighters are ready. I won't be shocked when Werdum defeats Velasquez. I already expect that. We didn't want the Travis Browne fight, but Dana said he had to fight again before the title fight. We more
Fabricio Werdum will find himself in a familiar position at UFC 180 in November. He'll be facing another opponent who seemingly has no weakness and will be the underdog to UFC champion Cain Velasquez, but the Brazilian knows what it takes to shock the world.
Werdum shocked the MMA world in 2010 as he defeated the greatest heavyweight—and some believe greatest MMA fighter overall—Fedor Emelianenko by submission in the first round. Werdum's coach, Rafael Cordeiro, speaking to MMAFighting.com, beli more
New Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier (because of this) talks about his last sparring session with longtime training partner and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (1:20 mark), which threw him for a loop because Velasquez was trying to emulate Jon Jones -- complete with side kick to the knee. "DC" told him to pump the brakes on that (for now) because they're still nine weeks out from UFC 178, where Cormier will attempt to break "Bones" for more
UFC 175 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's (July 5, 2014) earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 175 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) from inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athleti more
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman reportedly topped the UFC 175 fighter salaries, earning nearly half a million dollars on the disclosed payroll recorded with the Nevada Athletic Commission. more
Where Velasquez, according to this guy, will be "broken."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez, as well as multilingual division number one contender Fabricio Werdum, will serve as head coaches for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Latin America."
After that, they fight.
Velasquez will defend his heavyweight strap against "Vai Cavalo" in the "shocking" main event of the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV), scheduled to take place on Nov. 15, 2014, more
Not surprisingly, "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler topped the UFC on FOX 12 payroll en route to earning another shot at the UFC welterweight championship. more
Yeah, so ... yeah.
Things are going from bad to worse for Chael Sonnen, and MMA Fighting has the breaking news: Sonnen, who recently announced his retirement from MMA, was asked to take a blood and urine test on June 5 in Portland, Ore., by the NAC because at the time he was scheduled to fight at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas. The commission learned earlier this week that Sonnen failed those tests due to the presence of human growth hormone (HGH), recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), which i more