UFC 188 Aftermath: Where does Fabricio Werdum rate among the greats?
MEXICO CITY -- Fabricio Werdum, the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history?
It's certainly not a certainty.
But after breaking Cain Velasquez's will, and taking his UFC heavyweight title Saturday night at UFC 188 in front of 21,000 Mexican fans who were ready to blow the roof off Arena Ciudad de Mexico in celebration of a Velasquez victory, Werdum's name absolutely belongs in the conversation.
UFC 188 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Cain Velasquez (242) vs. Fabricio Werdum (236)
Eddie Alvarez (156) vs. Gilbert Melendez (156)
Kelvin Gastelum (185) vs. Nate Marquardt (184)
Yair Rodriguez (145) vs. Charles Rosa (145)
Angela Hill (115) vs. Tecia Torres (114)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Chico Camus (126) vs. Henry Cejudo (125)
Drew Dober (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156)
Alejandro Perez (136) vs. Patrick Williams (136)
Johnny Case (155) vs. Francisco Trevino (154)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Augusto Montano (170) vs. Cathal Pendred (170)
Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Clay Collard (146)
Was very interesting for the Main Event weigh in.
Werdum was loudly boo'd while the biggest pop of the night went to Cain.
Also, a female commissioner def took a gander at some dick for a close weigh in.
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