Fabricio Werdum's Blogs

  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Machida vs. Rockhold - Middleweights Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Nice and Flowy

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy - The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Jacare vs. Mousasi - From Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    180 Prelims: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 2: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Crowded House - The fighters move into the TUF house; as training begins, Dana White brings an unexpected twist to the competition.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans / Johny Hendricks / Daniel Cormier

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 22 Episode 3: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Recognize the Enemy - The tension rises as one coach tries to get under the other one's skin and dares him to man up and fight a teammate; two fighters step into the octagon on the second preliminary fight and a coach completely loses it as he watches the fight unfold.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2007: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Oscar De La Hoya takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the WBC super welterweight title. From May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas.

    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2012: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Miguel Cotto WBA World super welterweight title bout. From May 5, 2012.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 396 - Ron Kruck and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 191 and preview Bellator Dynamite; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down Legacy 45.

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2010: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Shane Mosley - Floyd Mayweather Jr. battles Shane Mosley for the WBA Super World welterweight title. From May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 180: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt - From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Cowboy Cerrone - From the bottom to the top. Cowboy Cerrone takes us on his journey to becoming one of the top lightweights in the UFC today.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Pena vs. Rakoczy - Women's final bout.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Europeans - Impressive fights featuring European athletes.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    12:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    T.J. Dillashaw - Join UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw as he relives some of the biggest fights in his meteoric rise to the top of his division.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    4:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2010: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Shane Mosley From May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas.

    5:00 a.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Boxing
    2007: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Oscar De La Hoya takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. for the WBC super welterweight title. From May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Fight of the Night Winners - Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva and Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 – Prelims
    Tiago Trator vs. Clay Collard; Raquel Pennington vs. Jessica Andrade; John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera; Paul Felder vs. Ross Pearson. From Las Vegas.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Team Alpha Male - Behind the scenes of Team Alpha Male, the premiere lightweight MMA team of founder Urijah Faber and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Austin Trout vs. Joey Hernandez

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 180: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt - From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Sanctioned - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 12: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: The Showdown

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    Team Alpha Male - Behind the scenes of Team Alpha Male, the premiere lightweight MMA team of founder Urijah Faber and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prelims
    180: Werdum vs. Hunt

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 180: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt - From Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Bantamweight Bonuses

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Training Day: Holly Holm vs. Marion Reneau

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor - Preview for UFC 189 featuring Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight title.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    McGregor vs. Siver - Conor McGregor takes on Dennis Siver in a Featherweight bout scheduled for 5 rounds.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Extreme Measures - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 163 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Comeback

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Fight Business

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Extreme Measures - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Takeover

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Suite Life

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Body & Mind

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Tell José I'm Coming - Galvanizing fighter Conor McGregor appears in Boston to take on his latest opponent, but he makes no secret of his real goal: a shot against featherweight champ Jose Aldo.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    EPISODE: 163 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

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  • June Stories of the Month: Cain Unable By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Fabricio Werdum reached the heavyweight summit in Mexico City. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Fabricio Werdum can now take his place among the all-time greats.

    Werdum submitted Cain Velasquez with a third-round guillotine choke and captured the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight crown in the UFC 188 “Velasquez vs. Werdum” headliner on June 13 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. Velasquez conceded defeat 2:13 into round three.

    Velasquez for the first time in his career appeared to run out of gas. He brought the fight to the Brazilian in the first round, where he attacked with punches in the clinch, leg kicks and a pair of takedowns. Werdum did not flinch, and he turned the tide in round two. There, he shredded Velasquez with punching combinations, a stinging jab and knees from the clinch. Accuracy and output were keys. Afterward, the American Kickboxing Academy ace returned to his corner with cuts above both eyes, his breathing labored.

    A little less than midway through round three, Werdum snatched the guillotine on an attempted takedown, fell to his back and finished it. The two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist has won six fights in a row. At 37 years of age, Werdum now boasts submission victories over Velasquez, Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

    The other stories of interest on Sherdog.com during the month of June:

    * RIB ROAST

    * OPINION: HIGH STAKES OF A NO-WIN SITUATION

    * BIG-APPLE BLUES

    * THE NOMINATIONS ARE IN

    * FREAKSHOW WINDFALL

    * OLD DOG, OLD TRICKS

    * OFFENDERS BEWARE

    * SHERDOG’S TOP 10: RISING STARS, 2015 FIRST EDITION

    * STORIES FROM THE ROAD: Don Frye

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  • R.J. Clifford Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and Sherdog's “Smartest Guy at the Bar” R.J. Clifford talk UFC 188, altitude woes, how expanded drug testing could change fight training and what it means to be “prepared” for a major MMA bout in 2015.

    Follow the jump to listen and to download.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Cain Velasquez: Heart of a Warrior - Cain Velasquez's account of his rise and reign atop the UFC. From making history as the first ever Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion, to his epic trilogy against Junior dos Santos, and the remarkable family bonds that forged him.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    American Kickboxing Academy

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights - CES MMA XXIX
    Chuck O'Neil fights Dominique Steele; Greg Rebello meets Tyler King; Matt Bessette faces Khama Worthy; live from Lincoln, R.I.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) takes on Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) in the main event. From UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    11:15 p.m. ET Spike TV: Countdown to Unfinished Business: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
    Sitting down with Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock in front of a live studio audience with host Jimmy Smith.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 385 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 188; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down CES MMA 29; Ken Shamrock, Cain Velasquez and Jimmy Birchfield.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • UFC 188 ‘Embedded’ Episode 1 By: Mike Fridley

    On Episode 1 of UFC 188 Embedded, interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum leads cameras inside the mountainous private retreat he’s turned into a training camp. An hour to the east in Mexico City, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez alternates between training and tourism with his team.

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