Fabrício “Vai Cavalo” Werdum's Professional MMA debut
Werdum made his professional debut against Tengiz Tedoradze on June 16, 2002, fighting on the regional circuit.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Tengiz Tedoradze who carried a 6-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Fabrício Werdum beat Tengiz Tedoradze by Submission at of Round 1.
Fabrício “Vai Cavalo” Werdum's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Werdum made his debut in the UFC against Andrei Arlovski on April 21, 2007, fighting on the co-main event of UFC 70: Nations Collide having compiled a 9-2-1 professional MMA record.
Fabrício Werdum lost to Andrei Arlovski by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Since his debut, Werdum has gone on to fight a total of 18 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 12-6-0.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Werdum took his next fight at SF on August 15, 2009, fighting against Mike Kyle on the preliminary card of Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg.
Fabrício Werdum beat Mike Kyle by Submission at 1:24 of Round 1.
Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship
After 4 fights outside of the promotion, Werdum returned to the UFC on February 4, 2012, fighting against Roy Nelson on the co-main event of UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit.
At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 14-5-1
Fabrício Werdum beat Roy Nelson by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.
Winning the belt: UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship against Mark Hunt
Werdum won the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship defeating Mark Hunt on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt.
This was Werdum's 1st UFC championship fight.
Fabrício Werdum beat Mark Hunt by KO/TKO at 2:27 of Round 2. Fabrício Werdum took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.
Winning the belt: UFC Heavyweight Championship against Cain Velasquez
Werdum won the UFC Heavyweight Championship defeating Cain Velasquez on June 13, 2015 at UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum.
This was Werdum's 2nd UFC championship fight.
Fabrício Werdum beat Cain Velasquez by Submission at 2:13 of Round 3. Fabrício Werdum took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.
Title loss: Losing the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Stipe Miocic
Werdum lost his UFC Heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic on May 14, 2016 at UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic.
The loss meant that Werdum had made no successful defences of the UFC heavyweight title.
Fabrício Werdum lost to Stipe Miocic by KO/TKO at 2:47 of Round 1.
When was Fabrício Werdum's last win?
Werdum's last win came against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night on Saturday July 25, 2020. Fabrício Werdum beat Alexander Gustafsson by Submission at 2:30 of Round 1. Fabrício Werdum took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.