Last night at UFC 180 Fabricio Werdum defeated Mark Hunt via flying knee TKO to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion.
The finish earned praise from UFC President Dana White after the bout, who spoke to MMAMania:
“The only thing that surprised me about the fight was the walk from the dressing room to the Octagon, Werdum looked out of it. He looked lackadaisical, he looked really mellow. Even when the fight started, he looked really, I don’t know, just sort of out of it. He gets dropped in the first round. Hunt, he stuffs takedowns, he gets that top position and Werdum isn’t pulling off any submissions, he’s doing some damage to him.
“Then in the second round he comes out and lands the most beautiful flying knee. You don’t see heavyweights do that. You don’t see heavyweights land beautiful flying knees like that. He ends up looking awesome.”