Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow set for UFC 147 in BrazilPosted on March 10, 2012, 07:27 AM by Anton Gurevich
According to MMAFighting.com, Fabricio Werdum's next fight inside the Octagon will be against no other than Mike Russow. The fight is expected to take place at UFC 147 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, which will be headlined by the long-anticipated UFC Middleweight title rematch between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva.
Russow is currently 4-0 in his UFC campaign, and 15-1 overall in Mixed Martial Arts. In his most recent bout, Russow defeated Jon-Olav Einemo via Decision, setting himself on a collision course with a top-tier Heavyweight in Fabricio Werdum. Speaking about the Brazilian, Werdum managed to impress against Roy Nelson, and will be looking to make a title hunt statement with a convincing performance against Russow.
The fight between Mike Russow (ranked 10th at Heavyweight) and Fabricio Werdum (4th) is one of the few recently announced Top 10 Heavyweight match-ups. First, it will be Josh Barnett (6) facing Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Final on May 19th in San Jose, California, then, at UFC 146 on May 26th Junior dos Santos (1) puts his title on the line against Alistair Overeem (2). Same card includes the long-anticipated encounter between Frank Mir (3) and Cain Velasquez (4), as well as Antonio Silva (9) vs. Roy Nelson (NR). The ony Top 10 Heavyweight currently (recovering from injury) waiting to learn the identity of his opponent is Shane "The Engineer" Carwin.
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