Fabricio Werdum

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MMA Fighter
Date of Birth July 30, 1977
Place of Birth Porto Alegre, Brazil
Age 43 years old
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Fabrício Werdum

Fabrício Werdum is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is also a 4-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, a two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Heavyweight Champion and European jiu-jitsu champion. He holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai. Werdum has competed in PRIDE, the UFC, Strikeforce, and Jungle Fight. As of June 2, he is #14 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Often regarded as one of the best heavyweight fighters of all time, he was the first fighter to decisively defeat Fedor Emelianenko in mixed martial arts. He also holds notable victories over Cain Velasquez, Alistair Overeem, Minotauro Nogueira, Mark Hunt, Travis Browne, Alexander Emelianenko, Gabriel Gonzaga, Antônio Silva and Roy Nelson.

Born: July 30, 1977, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Other names: Vai Cavalo (Go Horse)
Residence: Torrance, California, U.S.
Nationality: Brazilian
Weight: 243 lb
Division: Heavyweight
Reach: 77 in
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Fighting out of: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Team: Kings MMA, Werdum Combat Team, Akhmat Fight Club
Rank: 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Octávio "Ratinho" Couto, Black belt in Judo, Black belt in Muay Thai under Rafael Cordeiro
Years active: 2002–present (MMA)
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About Fabricio Werdum

Mixed martial artist who signed with the UFC in 2007 and became the UFC's #1 ranked heavyweight fighter.

Before Fame

He began his career in martial arts by learning Jiu-Jitsu.


He used to be the head coach for Barcelo Boxing Gym.

Family Life

He married Karine Werdum in 2003.


He earned 2010 Submission of the Year for his defeat of Fedor Emalianenko on June 26.

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Latest information about Fabricio Werdum updated on March 04, 2021.

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