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UFC 196: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor Early Preview and Predictions

The cancellation of Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez prompted a major shake-up of the UFC's numbering system and resulted in UFC 197 being renamed UFC 196 (while UFC 196 became Fight Night 82). Regardless, the card remains a must-see affair topped by two huge title fights in Rafael dos Anjos vs. Show More Summary

Fight Night Quick Results: Wonderboy Dazzles with First-Round KO

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Not long ago, the UFC’s Super Bowl weekend card was expected to be headlined by a heavyweight title clash between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez. At that point, the card was called UFC 196, and was scheduled to air on pay-per-view. Show More Summary

One to Watch: Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson

Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC It’s safe to say Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson—or UFC Fight Night 82—event has hit some snags along the way. Originally billed as UFC 196, Cain Velasquez was supposed to make his attempt to regain his heavyweight title against his conqueror in Fabricio Werdum. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night Hendricks vs. Thompson Betting Odds, Analysis, Preview

Instead of what was supposed to be a blockbuster Super Bowl pay-per-view card featuring a heavyweight title rematch between current champion Fabricio Werdum and former champ Cain Velasquez, MMA bettors will have to settle for UFC Fight...Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez: Back surgery 'a complete success,' can resume UFC training in March

Cain Velasquez underwent successful surgery earlier this week, and the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion took to Facebook to announce to his fans that he will be ready to resume training next month. His post (via MMA Fighting): I wanted to update you all on how my injury has been progressing. Show More Summary

Ex-champ Velasquez completes back surgery, ready for full-time training in '4 to 5 weeks'

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez said he anticipates a complete and full recovery after receiving back surgery on Monday.Filed under: News, UFC

The Ben Rothwell truth: I have the strongest claim to a UFC heavyweight title shot

Surging UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell has some ideas about the way things have played out and what should be done after ex-champ Cain Velasquez and champ Fabricio Werdum withdrew from UFC 196.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos

The 10: A Look at February’s Biggest Fights

Yes, losing the UFC heavyweight championship rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez from atop this Saturday’s event in Las Vegas was certainly a gut-punch that no one was expecting, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still an assortment of … Continue reading ? The post The 10: A Look at February’s Biggest Fights appeared first on Boxing News.

Ryan Bader: 'Cain Velasquez can get UFC title back, reign for as long as he wants'

Collegiate wrestling buddies turned highly successful Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) combatants, Ryan Bader and Cain Velasquez have enjoyed much success in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA). However, one-half of the pair has...Show More Summary

MMA rankings: Conor McGregor calls all the shots in the featherweight division

Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum Cain Velasquez Stipe Miocic Junior Dos Santos Travis Browne Alistair Overeem Andrei Arlovski Ben Rothwell Josh Barnett Vitaly Minakov After a turbulent month in heavyweight MMA, it’s difficult to differentiate the top fighters in the division after the top two. Miocic,...

Dana White: Cain Velasquez will undergo back surgery, faces four-week recovery

Cain Velasquez will be taking the next corrective measure in order to repair an ailing back that forced him to bow out of his UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) main event opposite former foe and current heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. UFC...Show More Summary

White: Ex-champ Cain Velasquez headed for back surgery, 4-week recovery expected

Cain Velasquez will reportedly undergo surgery following his most recent injury and fight withdrawal. According to Dana White, Velasquez is expected to make a complete recovery within four weeks of going under the knife.Filed under: News, UFC

Following Main Event Falling Out, UFC 196 Downgraded to ‘Fight Night 82?

(Ba-dow bum, bum, bum, another one bites the dust...) The injury-forced withdrawals of both Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum from UFC 196 presented the UFC with a peculiar, if not unfamiliar scenario, and left many fans wondering what magic the promotion still had up its sleeve after all these years. Show More Summary

Cluster! UFC 196 is now UFC Fight Night 82, UFC 197 is now UFC 196 ... and so on

Damn you, Cain Velasquez! And you, too, Fabricio Werdum. Because of you and your not-so silly, probably very serious "injuries," the skeleton crew at MMAmania.com will have to now spend countless, confusing hours trying to correct weeks...Show More Summary

Fabricio Werdum reacts to 'mean' UFC 196 backlash, blasts 'cruel' fair-weather fans

Fabricio Werdum received plenty of backlash after pulling out of his last-minute heavyweight title fight against Stipe Miocic due to injury (details), not long after Cain Velasquez -- Fabricio's original foe -- bowed out himself with...Show More Summary

Manager: Stipe Miocic would have fought Jon Jones at UFC 196, but the bout was never offered

What a wild and wacky few days. UFC 196 started as a championship pay-per-view (PPV) show headlined by Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez, but ended as a FOX Sports 1 event topped by Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson, thanks to late...Show More Summary

UFC moves title-less Super Bowl card to Fox Sports 1

The injuries of heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former champion Cain Velasquez have scrapped an anticipated rematch for Feb. 6 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and prompted UFC leadership to move the planned pay-per-view card to Fox Sports 1, according to a television official. The new main event...

UFC 196 moves to FOX Sports 1, Johny Hendricks vs Stephen Thompson to headline

The domino affect to Cain Velasquez's withdrawal from his UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) heavyweight title fight against Fabricio Werdum is still going strong. After the Mexican-American fighter was forced out with a back injury, "Vai Cavalo"...Show More Summary

A Bit of Good News: Matt Brown and Demian Maia are Going to Fight

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC On Sunday, Cain Velasquez announced his withdrawal from his UFC 196 title fight with Fabricio Werdum, only to be replaced by Stipe Miocic in the subsequent hours. The very next day, Werdum withdrew from...Show More Summary

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