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UFC® 188 Recap: Fabricio Werdum Upsets Cain Velasquez

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Jun 15, 2015 5:41:00 PM

UFC 188 was one big surprise. Or was it?

Most UFC fans were shocked that Werdum took down Velasquez and made him look like he was a hot mess. Velasquez was supposed to be the best heavyweight in the world.

I think people tend to forget that Werdum has submitted one of the best heavyweights in the world once before. Who was to say he couldn’t do it again?

Werdum certainly proved himself a true champion by submitting the two-time UFC heavyweight champion at 2:13 of the third round via guillotine choke. Here’s a breakdown of the action for each round:

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UFC 188® Preview: Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Jun 10, 2015 9:24:36 AM

Cain Velasquez will finally return to action this weekend in Mexico City as he looks to defend his title as UFC heavyweight champion against Fabricio Werdum. This highly-anticipated event was originally scheduled for last year, but injuries caused Velasquez to pull out of the fight. Now, the two heavyweights will finally meet in the second ever UFC bout in Mexico.

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Where is UFC® 188?

Posted by Victoria Barnett on May 27, 2015 12:10:00 PM
UFC® fans across the globe are anxiously awaiting the heavily talked about and highly anticipated UFC® 188, coming up on June 13, 2015. After all, no one wants to miss UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defend his belt against interim champion Fabricio Werdum! 

So where is UFC® 188?

For only the second time in UFC® history, the organization will take a trip to Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico.

Mexico City Arena hosted UFC® 180 last November when the event was supposed to be headlined by a UFC® Heavyweight Championship bout between Velasquez and Werdum. However, Velasquez was forced to pull out due to a knee injury.

About Mexico City Arena

Mexico City Arena (Arena Ciudad de México) was built in February 2012 in the Azcapotzalco borough, north of Mexico City. It is an indoor area with a seating capacity of 22,000, which is sure to be packed for the bout!  

The arena also contains 124 luxury suites, over 1000 screens, two helipads, more than 300 security cameras and over five thousand parking spaces. With a spectacular lobby plus a covered/heated space, this arena is quite the crowd pleaser.

Due to its comfort, modern appeal, and safety, Mexico City Arena is host to not only UFC® 188, but also other events including concerts, sports, and theater.

What to Do in Mexico City

Although UFC® 188 is the highlight of Mexico City, you should take a few days to explore the city! From museums to parks to historical sites, Mexico City has plenty of activities to keep you relaxed and entertained.
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Find Your Seat at UFC 188!

Posted by Jaime Villegas on May 20, 2015 2:30:00 PM
UFC® fans all around the world are gearing up for this season's most talked about title bout in Mexico City, Mexico for UFC® 188 in where UFC® heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will return from a 19-month layoff against interim champion Fabricio Werdum on June 13, 2015. UFC® fans are in for one epic match-up. Will Cain Velasquez defend his crown as heavyweight champ or will the interim champion Fabricio Werdum earn the title for good?
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Topics: UFC 188