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Fabricio Werdum Does The Unthinkable Again

FABRICIO WERDUM DOES THE UNTHINKABLE ONCE AGAIN IN BEATING CAIN VELASQUEZ
By Kevin Iole, YAHOO
MEXICO CITY – He had a belt, but Fabricio Werdum was kind of a second-class citizen in the pantheon of UFC champions.

He held the interim heavyweight title, and it didn’t carry either the cachet or respect that the regular championship did.

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.Fabricio Werdum unified the UFC heavyweight title in a stunning upset over Cain Velasquez. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
Fabricio Werdum unified the UFC heavyweight title in a stunning upset over Cain Velasquez. (AP Photo/Christian …
But after a jaw-dropping performance Saturday in the main event of UFC 188, Werdum is second-class no longer.

Werdum wore down Cain Velasquez and submitted him midway through the third round at Mexico City Arena in their battle for the undisputed heavyweight championship, pulling another of the most stunning upsets in mixed martial arts history.

 

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