Fabricio
Werdum
19-5-1( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 23 fights.
Record: 19-5-1
Summary: Ground game

Fighter Info

Nickname: Vai Cavalo
From: Porto Alegre Brazil
Fights Out Of: Los Angeles, CA USA
Age: 37
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 239 lb ( 108 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
673
57% Successful
386
Types of Successful Strikes
0
386
73% Standing
12%
15%
280
48
58
Striking Defense
59
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
20
25% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
13
0
Takedown Defense
37
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Fabricio Werdum
Jun 13, 2015
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Fabricio Werdum
Nov 15, 2014
21
10
0
1
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Apr 19, 2014
121
60
2
0
0
0
3
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Jun 8, 2013
14
32
0
1
0
1
0
5
R2 Submission
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Jun 23, 2012
31
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Feb 4, 2012
26
91
0
0
1
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Fabricio Werdum
Strikeforce - Overeem vs. Werdum
Jun 18, 2011
32
43
0
1
0
1
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Fedor Emelianenko
Fabricio Werdum
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Werdum
Jun 26, 2010
3
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Rogers
Nov 7, 2009
28
24
3
0
0
0
5
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Strikeforce - Carano vs. Cyborg
Aug 15, 2009
4
3
1
0
1
1
1
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Fabricio Werdum
Oct 25, 2008
7
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Jun 7, 2008
15
15
2
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Jan 19, 2008
46
19
0
3
0
0
1
1
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Fabricio Werdum
Apr 21, 2007
28
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Aleksander Emelianenko
2H2H - Pride & Honor
Nov 12, 2006
4
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Fabricio Werdum
PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul 1, 2006
44
23
1
5
1
1
1
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Fabricio Werdum
PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute
May 5, 2006
12
26
1
4
1
0
0
1
R2 Submission
Win
Fabricio Werdum
PRIDE 31: Unbreakable
Feb 26, 2006
56
28
2
4
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Sergei Kharitonov
Fabricio Werdum
PRIDE 30: Fully Loaded
Oct 23, 2005
43
45
1
3
2
1
0
2
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Roman Zentsov
PRIDE Final Conflict 2005
Aug 28, 2005
0
1
2
0
2
0
4
0
R1 Submission
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Tom Erikson
PRIDE 29: Fists Of Fire
Feb 20, 2005
17
6
0
1
1
0
1
1
R1 Submission
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Jungle Fight 2
May 15, 2004
8
15
1
0
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Fabricio Werdum
Jungle Fight 1
Sep 13, 2003
69
25
2
4
2
0
3
4
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Fabricio Werdum
WAFF 2
Mar 22, 2003
4
5
1
0
6
0
1
0
R1 Submission

Biography

Fabricio Werdum’s rise to the upper echelon of UFC heavyweights is a testament to his hard work and resiliency in a career that spans more than a decade.

A three-time Brazilian jiu jitsu world champion, Werdum reached the pinnacle of MMA in November 2014 when he knocked out Mark Hunt at UFC 180 for the interim title – a victory that earned him the right to face champion Cain Velasquez for the heavyweight championship.

When UFC president Dana White wrapped the coveted title belt around Werdum’s waist, it made the Brazilian the fifth interim heavyweight champion in UFC history and the 10th Brazilian to become a UFC champion.

He certainly earned the accolades that come with the crown. Werdum’s 19-5-1 record includes wins over Gabriel Gonzaga, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Roy Nelson and Hunt. Of his 19 victories, six have come by knockout and nine via submission.

His road to the top hasn’t been easy by any measure. Werdum, whose MMA career began in 2003, fought for Strikeforce and Pride and made his first appearance on a UFC card in 2007, losing Andrei Arlovski by unanimous decision.

But he recovered to capture nine of his next 11 bouts, earning a title shot against Velasquez in Mexico City at UFC 180. A knee injury forced Velasquez to bow out, but Werdum fought for the interim belt against the powerful and dangerous Hunt.

For a while, his hopes of a championship didn’t go well. Hunt knocked down Werdum in each of the first two rounds before Werdum fired an explosive right knee that caught his New Zealand opponent coming in. Hunt dropped to the canvas, and Werdum finished him with a barrage of punches.

Werdum, 37, is known for a strong ground game, but his striking makes him an all-around threat inside the Octagon. Interim or not, he’s a worthy champion.

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