UFC 180 will go down November 15 Mexico City, Mexico, with the heavyweight championship on the line. Title holder Cain Velasquez has been absent since his late 2014 rubber match win over Junior Dos Santos, and the division has really remained in a state of suspension in his absence. Returning at UFC 180, Velasquez will be met by resurgent grappling ace Fabricio Werdum.
The Brazilian has looked better than ever in recent outings, and is looking a lot more well rounded than in his Pride FC days. Formerly known as a pure grappler fighting in MMA, “Vai Cavalo” showed great striking in his decision win over Travis Browne. He also showed his grappling to be on point in his submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in 2013.
Tickets are now on sale for the UFC 180 event, which is yet to have any confirmed bouts apart from the heavyweight title feature. Tune in live at 1 PM ET for the UFC 180 press conference with Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.