Archive: Fabricio Werdum

Nov 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Lamas Not Worried About Bermudez Bout

Ricardo Lamas is coming off a decision win over Hacran Dias earlier this year, and will look to build upon that win at UFC 180 where he meets Dennis Bermudez in a pivotal featherweight matchup on November 15th. Ahead of the bout, Lamas spoke to Submission radio to discuss why he isn’t concerned with Bermudez....

Nov 3, 2014 9:03 am

Werdum Blames Brazilian Economy For Lack Of Brazilian UFC Champions

When Jose Aldo defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes last month at UFC 179, he also defended his place as the sole UFC champion from Brazil. Leading up to the bout many fighters and fans took note of Brazil’s decline from once holding 4 of 9 championships, down to just 1. Former middleweight champion...

Nov 3, 2014 5:01 am

PHOTOS | Mark Hunt Continues To Shut Down Trolls

Earlier today Mark Hunt went on the offensive against his Facebook trolls, who have been criticizing him for the way he is training for his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum. Hunt continued to take the offensive and shut down his trolls throughout the day with the following hilarious posts. Post by MARK HUNT. Post...

Nov 2, 2014 4:29 pm

Legendary Rapper Narrates MMA Documentary

Legendary rapper Ice T has taken on the role of narrating a film about Wallid Ismail’s MMA promotion in Brazil. Ismail is the man credited with aiding MMA stars such as Fabricio Werdum, Lyoto Machida, and Jose Aldo to name a few, to super-stardom in their careers. In this video, Ismail gives fight fans an...


Nov 2, 2014 4:21 pm

Shields Considers Chris Weidman The Best MMA-Grappler

There are some incredibly talented grapplers in the world of MMA, from JiuJitsu aces such as Jacare Souza to Olympic wrestling medalists such as Daniel Cormier, to Olympic Judoka’s such as Ronda Rousey. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman however is one of those elite grapplers, specifically in the wrestling field. Jake Shields considers himself one of...

Nov 2, 2014 4:10 pm

Mark Hunt Goes Off On Keyboard Warriors

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has been receiving advice from his Facebook followers on how to train for his upcoming UFC interim heavyweight championship fight against Fabricio Werdum in December. Hunt didn’t take too kindly to people criticizing him and giving him advice on how he should train. He posted the following video on Facebook in...

Oct 24, 2014 4:12 pm

SUCCESS! Out Of Surgery, Eyeing March Return

UFC heavyeight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum earlier this week after suffering a sprained MCL. Velasquez absence in the main event, led the UFC to call upon Mark Hunt to fill the slot against Fabricio Werdum, and fight for the interim heavyweight championship. Velsasquez coach, Javier...

Oct 22, 2014 1:28 pm

Mark Hunt says his only challenge will be making weight

Yesterday, we learned that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had suffered a knee injury in training and was thus forced out of his scheduled main event title fight with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. With that news, the UFC decided to pit perennial contender Mark Hunt against Fabricio Werdum with the winner being crowned the...

Oct 22, 2014 10:15 am

Cain Velasquez To Face Surgeon’s Knife Tomorrow In Cali

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez is set for surgery tomorrow to repair his UFC 180 fight canceling knee injury. The San Jose based fighter withdrew from his scheduled title bout against Fabricio Werdum yesterday. Instead of a top 5 opponent, Velasquez must now face a surgeon’s knife, as he goes in to repair a torn...

Oct 22, 2014 9:59 am

Werdum Reacts To Velasquez Injury: ‘It Feels Weird’

“I was relaxing here in Mexico with my team when I got a call from Dana White. He said ‘I have good and bad news for you, Fabricio. The good one is that you will still fight for the title on Nov. 15, and the bad news is that Velasquez is out with a knee...

Oct 20, 2014 4:03 pm

Cain Velasquez Wants To Be A Role Model To Hispanic Children

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC, and one of the top ‘pound for pound’ fighters in the world. That being said, Velasquez admitted that he didn’t have any hero’s growing up that were of the same nationality. He spoke to Fox Sports about his desire to...

Oct 17, 2014 3:22 pm

REPORT: Werdum Narrowly Escapes Mexican Death Trap With His Life

“The UFC’s first-ever card in Mexico, featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, sold 21,0000 tickets in eight hours. Which is almost as mind-boggling as the fact that the event was nearly derailed last week when Werdum narrowly escaped carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty heater in his team’s house. Supposedly, this is fairly common...

Oct 7, 2014 3:18 pm

Travis Browne Opens Up About His Loss To Fabricio Werdum- Exclusive

  UFC heavyweight Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne  spoke with the crew over at BJPENN.COM Radio and discussed a vast array of topics. The Hawaiian born fighter spoke openly about his upcoming fight, changing training camps and his loss to number 1 contender Fabricio Werdum. Browne held nothing back when talking about the loss and the mental anguish that...

Oct 2, 2014 4:51 am

Travis Browne Explains His Departure From Jackson’s MMA – EXCLUSIVE

  If you missed the latest edition of BJPENN.com Radio, check it out here. One of the highlights of the show was the conversation with UFC heavyweight Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne. The interview covered a lot of topics including Browne’s new training camp, his loss to Fabricio Werdum, and his upcoming fight with Brendan Shaub at...

Sep 23, 2014 5:05 am

Fabricio Werdum Sees Himself Taking Down Cain Velasquez

Fabricio Werdum is gearing up for his UFC 180 fight against Cain Velasquez on November 15th after coaching TUF Brazil. Werdum spoke to Ag.Fight about the bout, and how he sees his JiuJitsu skills coming into play. “I can see myself taking him down and putting him in danger while he plays guard or gives...

Sep 8, 2014 5:01 am

Cain Velasquez Puts Division On Notice, Says He’s Always Improving

Ahead of coaching TUF against Fabricio Werdum, UFC champion Cain Velasquez says that he’s excited to train for a new opponent, and that he’s always improving to avoid plateauing. He spoke with Bleacher Report: “It’s definitely nice to prepare for someone new, but that doesn’t matter to me. Whoever earns a shot, earns the shot...

Sep 1, 2014 3:57 pm

Werdum Insists Wanderlei’s Reputation Wont Be Damaged By NSAC Incident

“Silva has done great things for the sport, to move the sport forward. If he wants to retire, he’s done well for himself. He’s made good money for his kids and his future. “But if wants to come back, I think he always gives a good show. But he could hang up the gloves right...

Aug 27, 2014 8:33 am

UFC 180 Ticket Prices Surprisingly Low: $27 In The Door, $535 Cageside

UFC 180, which will be the first time the UFC holds a card in Mexico, will feature a main event bout between TUF: Latin America coaches Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. The event will take place November 15th at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. The tickets for the event will go on sale at...

Aug 26, 2014 5:04 am

Werdum Believes Spending Time With Velasquez On TUF Was ‘A Nice Thing’

Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez just finished wrapping up the filming of the first season of TUF Latin America. While normally there is some understandable tension between the two coaches, who fight at the end of the season, Werdum says the time spent filming with Velasquez was a nice thing. “We’re promoting the fight on...

Aug 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Dos Santos Thinks Werdum Can Beat Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos may have lost to Cain Velasquez back to back, but that doesn’t mean he thinks Velasquez is unbeatable. He believes his countryman Fabricio Werdum has a good shot at dethroning Velasquez when the two eventually face off. He spoke with MMAFighting: “Werdum’s last performance was impressive. I’ve never seen him fight so...

Jul 28, 2014 3:15 pm

TUF Latin America To Be On Fight Pass And FOX Deportes

TUF Latin America, which will be coached by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and his opponent Fabricio Werdum, who will fight at UFC 180 in September, will be aired on Fox Deportes and will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Fox Deportes Executive Carlos Sanchez said: “We are excited to be the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast partner...

Jul 13, 2014 8:43 am

Coach: ‘Don’t be surprised when Werdum defeats Velasquez’

“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 know that Cain Velasquez...

Jun 17, 2014 9:02 am

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum Autographs 100 Gloves

UFC Heavyweight title challenger Fabricio Werdum signed 100 gloves ahead of his match with Cain Velasquez. Check out the photo below courtesy of Werdum’s Instagram.

May 20, 2014 10:51 am

UFC Announces Official TUF Latin America Cast

  The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization can reveal the English-language version of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America will screen exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS for US subscribers. Filming is already underway in Las Vegas, with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez leading a Mexican team against No.1 contender Fabricio Werdum’s squad of fighters from across Latin American. The season is scheduled to premiere on UFC FIGHT PASS®,...

May 14, 2014 4:45 pm

‘TUF Latin America: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Cast Revealed

The latest addition to the TUF family, ‘TUF Latin America’, started filming two days ago in Las Vegas. We learned of the coaching assignments last month during the UFC’s special press-conference in Mexico City and now we have the full cast. Mexican media outlet, Indiscutido was the first to break the news. Here’s that list:...

May 7, 2014 2:55 pm

Werdum on Velasquez: ‘I will break his game’

“He has a good stand up, a complicated game with boxing, muay thai and wrestling. He hits hard and has good takedowns. It’s hard to stop a fighter like that. My physical condition is going to be really important in this fight I will move a lot and avoid the clinch close to the fence....