Two Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomers, Cain Carrizosa and Chris Wade, will compete in a lightweight contest at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. read news >>
UFC 177, a fight card ravaged by injuries, has a new bout with a pair of UFC newcomers, who will kick off the event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Can Fabricio Werdum shock the world once again and dethrone Cain Velasquez at UFC 180? Junior dos Santos thinks so.
A former UFC heavyweight champion and the only man to knock both Werdum and Velasquez out inside the Octagon, "Cigano" wasn’t a believer in "Vai Cavalo", but his last performance against Travis Browne changed his mind.
"Werdum’s last performance was impressive," dos Santos told MMAFighting.com. "I’ve never seen him fight so well like he did against Browne. He got a big win and earn read news >>
According to the current official UFC rankings, the top-five pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC are Jon Jones, Jose Aldo, Cain Velasquez, Demetrious Johnson and Chris Weidman, in that order. Jones at No. 1 is all but indisputable, and Aldo at No. 2 is really the only other option. Beyond that, the rest of the rankings are up for debate.
No. 3 is the heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez. Cain is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and has defended his title a total of two times. He is 13-1, with read news >>
Before there was Cain Velasquez, Fedor Emelianenko occupied the throne as the best heavyweight fighter on the planet. If he were in his prime, "The Last Emperor" would have loved for nothing more than to test himself against the reigning UFC heavyweight champ.
"Cain Velasquez," Emelianenko said, per Daniel Austin of the Calgary Sun, when asked what current heavyweight he would want to fight in his prime. "He has some technical difficulties, but he has ambition and he's fearless. He wants to win read news >>
MMA Legend Fedor Emelianenko is not coming out of retirement but he did mention he would have wanted to face Cain Veasquez in his prime. While Fedor Emelianenko is not coming out of retirement, he was not shy to nominate UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez as the opponent he would have hypothetically liked to face if he was in his athletic prime.
The MMA legend, who was in Calgary promoting Amateur MMA, suggested Velasquez simply because of his technical prowess and strategic mindset.
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When Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar to win the 265-pound strap at the UFC 121 pay-per-view (PPV) way back in 2010, the newly-crowned kingpin was asked who he believed was his "ideal match up."
His answer was Fedor Emelianenko.
That wasn't lost on M-1 Global executives, who tried to finagle a match between the two shortly thereafter. Unfortunately for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans, UFC President Dana White wasn't hav read news >>
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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 read news >>
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 read news >>
Head coach Rafael Cordeiro believes Fabricio Werdum is a bad match-up for Cain Velasquez and is more than capable of knocking him out or submitting him. Rafael Cordeiro is confident in his student's abilities come November 15.
The famed trainer serves as the head coach for Fabricio Werdum, who is scheduled to meet UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 180 in Mexico City. Cordeiro is confident in Werdum's finishing ability and believes the fight can be stopped by either read news >>
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 read news >>