Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Likely to Land in Mexico Next June

November 17, 2014
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Mexico might just get to host a fight between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum after all.

UFC President Dana White on Monday said that the eventual match-up between the two heavyweight title holders will land south of the border in 2015.

“Werdum vs. Velasquez, that fight belongs in Mexico,” White said at a press conference in Las Vegas. “That’s Mexico’s fight. That’s where it’s going to happen.”

Velasquez and Werdum were scheduled to fight each other in Mexico City last Saturday at UFC 180. Velasquez, unfortunately, was injured in the weeks ahead of the bout and Werdum instead faced Mark Hunt for the interim heavyweight title. Following Saturday’s pay-per-view, Werdum walked out of the Mexican capital with the interim strap around his waist and a rain check for a future meeting with Velasquez.

White added that he anticipates the UFC’s return to Mexico will happen in June, giving the injured Velasquez seven months to recover from his injury before he has to step in the Octagon. As of now, there are four events currently scheduled for June. UFC 186 is the only pay-per-view scheduled that month, and will likely be the card headlined by Velasquez and Werdum if White’s timing works out.

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  • shakejunt

    there aren’t many viable hw contenders and this gives them time to find the right one, but it sucks that they’re gonna shelf the hw title for half a year. if come march they’re not 100% positive cain will be back for june then they need to set a date for werdum with someone else.

  • Denny Swain

    Ufc needs a lot more hws. Its definitely the weakest division. They should bring in kharitonov , I believe he would out strike Cain but werdum definitely has a great chance to beat Cain ,especially after a long time off. They should strip Cain of title and give him immediate title shot when he’s healthy. Most people ,in fighting sports are mostly interested in hws but that’s not so with ufc ,because Cain has been hurt so long and when he is fighting ,its usually a boring rematch.