PFL Signs Former UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum
By FCF Staff
The Professional Fighters League has announced that former UFC heavyweight champ, Fabricio Werdum, will compete in the promotion’s 2021 season.
The 43-year-old Werdum ended his run with the UFC this past July, after quickly submitting Alexander Gustafsson. In a press release announcing Werdum’s addition to the PFL roster, the promotion’s CEO Peter Murray was quoted saying this.
“I am excited to announce Fabricio Werdum, the Tom Brady of MMA, has signed with the Professional Fighters League. Fabricio is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and knows when he steps into the PFL cage this coming season, it is more than a fight. The PFL sport season format provides an opportunity to control his destiny, like all PFL fighters, with a transparent shot to earn another major global title and the PFL million dollar champions belt.”
And PFL President, Ray Sefo, was quoted saying this.
“Adding a fighter at the world champion caliber of Fabricio Werdum is next level for the Professional Fighters League. I know the rest of the league’s heavyweight fighters are as excited as I am with Fabricio joining the PFL for the 2021 season starting in April.”
Werdum (24-9-1) has gone 2-3 in his last five bouts. The PFL’s 2021 season will begin on April 23 on ESPN2. The remaining Regular Season events will take place on April 29, May 6, June 10, June 17, and June 25.