UFC 188: Fabricio Werdum Ends The Reign of Cain Velasquez
By FCF Staff
Fabricio Werdum has shaken the MMA world tonight in Mexico City, as the heavyweight ended the reign of Cain Velasquez at UFC 188.
Velasquez pressured Werdum throughout the bout and continued to move forward, however, the latter battered him with jabs and punches. While Velasquez also landed plenty of telling shots, as round three began, he was cut above both eyes and was clearly tired.
Not long into round three, Velasquez shot in on Werdum, but found himself ensnared in a fight ending, guillotine choke. With the victory, Werdum became the undisputed, heavyweight champ.
In the co-headliner, Eddie Alvarez battled through a nearly shut left eye to outscore Gilbert Melendez for the win. Melendez rocked Alvarez early on with a standing elbow, and after the latter made the mistake of blowing his nose, his left eye was almost completely closed.
Alvarez turned to his wrestling, however, and managed to work his way to a gutsy, split decision win.
Here are the results from UFC 188, which was hosted by the Mexico City Arena.
Fabricio Werdum def. Cain Velasquez via submission (guillotine choke) R3, 2:13
Eddie Alvarez def. Gilbert Melendez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kelvin Gastelum def. Nate Marquardt via TKO (corner stoppage) R2, 5:00
Yair Rodriguez def. Charles Rosa by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Henry Cejudo def. Chico Camus via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Efrain Escudero def. Drew Dober via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:54
Patrick Williams def. Alejandro Perez via technical submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:23
Johnny Case def. Francisco Trevino (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Augusto Montano (170) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gabriel Benitez def. Clay Collard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)