Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum official for UFC 188 in Mexico in June
A long-rumored heavyweight title unification bout appears to be set for this summer in Mexico.
After winning the interim title in that country in November, Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will get a chance to unify the UFC heavyweight belts there in June against champion Cain Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC). Televisa Deportes was first to report the news, and UFC officials subsequently made a formal announcement.
Uriah Hall tells Costas Philippou to 'stop being a b*tch', wants UFC 187 fight
It looks like Uriah Hall hasn't given up on a fight with Costas Philippou. The two men were scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night 59, but Philippou was forced out of the fight due to a late injury. Hall went on to defeat replacement Ron Stallings, and stated after the fight that he still wanted to meet Philippou. This time around, he took his campaign to Twitter and called the Cypriot fighter out once again, hoping to fight him at UFC 187:
T.J. Waldburger out of Sunday's UFC Fight Night 61 bout with Wendell Oliveira
Yet again, a UFC fight has been lost on the day of weigh-ins.
T.J. Waldburger (16-9 MMA, 4-4 UFC) fell ill while cutting weight for his fight with Wendell Oliveira (24-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and is out of Sunday’s bout at UFC Fight Night 61. A source close to the fight confirmed the news to MMAjunkie. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.