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In mixed martial arts we have a bad tendency to write our narratives in stone, preferring pen even in the early stages of a fighter's career when a pencil would probably be a better choice. Oft-injured UFC champion Cain Velasquez is the perfect example. It seemed likely that Velasquez would become the best heavyweight fighter of all time. He ran through living legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira like an out-of-control bus, finished champion Brock Lesnar with a flurry of punches and put the kind of s read news >>

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From underdog to favorite in the blink of an eye. Fabricio Werdum went from underdog to instant favorite in his upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title fight, which goes down at UFC 180 on Nov. 15, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. That's because an unfortunate knee injury to division champion Cain Velasquez, one that forced him to bow out of the much-anticipated championship contest, sent "Vai Cavalo" into a showdown against last-minute replacement, Mark Hunt. Full details he read news >>

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After all, Hunt has the ability to end a fight with one single punch. Utimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez suffered an unfortunate knee injury in training which forced him to bow out of his title fight against Fabricio Werdum, which was set to go down at UFC 180 on Nov. 15, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. Full details here. While the setback is unfortunate for Cain, who hasn't seen the inside of the Octagon since October of 2014, due to a recent shoulder injury read news >>

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Watch Mark Hunt's walk off KO against Roy Nelson As Cain Velasquez dropped off his UFC 180 title defense against Fabricio Werdum due to a knee injury, Mark Hunt was tapped to step in on short notice to face off for the interim heavyweight title. To promote the change in match up, Zuffa has released Hunt's last bout, a highly impressive walk-off knockout win against Roy Nelson back when they faced off in Japan. Check out the full fight video above, and watch Hunt stop the iron-chinned Nelson for read news >>

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The fan-favorite heavyweight isn't intimidated to be fighting for the UFC interim title, he's just focused on losing 40 something pounds in time for the fight. UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez is injured and can't fight at UFC 180 in Mexico City. Instead the UFC has tapped a most unlikely Cinderella, contender Mark Hunt. Hunt will fight Fabricio Werdum for the interim heavyweight title. Hunt, a 40-year-old veteran of the K1 kickboxing promotion who once fought Fedor Emelianenko for the Pride read news >>

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Another horrible turn for the UFC as Cain Velasquez is out of his planned UFC heavyweight title defense in Mexico after suffering a knee injury. Mark Hunt will step in for an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum. Cain Velasquez is out of his UFC 180 title defense with Fabricio Werdum according to multiple media reports. The fight between Velasquez and Werdum was to main event the UFC's first ever trip to Mexico and Velasquez was a huge part of the UFC's plans to break into the market. But read news >>

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The UFC 180 main event underwent a sudden restructuring on Tuesday. Cain Velasquez is out of his scheduled fight with Fabricio Werdum, and Mark Hunt has stepped in to compete for an interim title. Check out the Twitter reactions.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Take a look back as Mark Hunt knocked out Roy Nelson, earning the much-coveted Performance of the Night bonus at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan in September. read news >>

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Mark Hunt may need a miracle. While the heavyweight slugger didn't hesitate to accept an interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum in the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Nov. 15 in Mexico, thanks to an untimely injury to reigning division kingpin Cain Velasquez, the 302-pound "Super Samoan" has just over three weeks to lose 37 pounds. The good news is, he's already done it once before, after struggling with his extra baggage last month in Japan. But assuming he gets to where he needs read news >>

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Mark Hunt got the call he's been waiting for on Tuesday morning -- the call to ask if he'd like to fight for the UFC heavyweight title. By now you know the details: A knee injury forced Cain Velasquez out of UFC 180, leading to a UFC interim heavyweight title fight between Fabricio Werdum and Hunt getting booked for Nov. 15 in Mexico City. Hunt told MMAFighting.com he didn't think twice when he got the call, despite the fact that he'll only get a little over three weeks to prepare for the bigges read news >>

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UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum discusses his upcoming title fight against Mark Hunt and explains why the New Zealand native is not an easier fight than Cain Velasquez. Following a surprising twist of fate on Tuesday night that saw UFC champion Cain Velasquez suffer a knee injury and withdraw from his anticipated match-up at UFC 180, the landscape of heavyweight MMA has changed significantly. Fabricio Werdum is still fighting for the (interim) title in Mexico City, yet it will be against a man w read news >>

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