Werdum to defend the belt against Velasquez
Published: 13.08.2015 • 16:00
Thus June at UFC 188 Fabricio Werdum won the UFC title after submission in the third round in the match against Cain Velasquez. However, the former champion will immediately get a chance for a rematch.
The next fight for the UFC heavyweight championship will be a rematch between Werdum and Velasquez. The former champion thus immediately got a chance to try to regain the throne and the news was confirmed by UFC President Dana White on UFC Tonight.
There is no doubt that Velasquez will do anything in his power to enter the match stronger and better than at the UFC 188 when he lost the title. On the other hand, the current champion will have to live up to his coache’s words that he would beat Velasquez in ten out of ten matches.
The date and venue are still not known, but the match is to happen at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2016.