By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Last Sept., Fabricio Werdum was suspended by USADA for a two-years following an anti-doping violation. How, the former champion wants his release from the UFC.
Werdum is suspended through May 2020 because of a failed drug test. Yet, he plans on visiting UFC officials next week to appeal for his release.
The 41-year-old Port Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil native is 23-8-1 in his MMA career. Werdum has won 11 fights by submission. In addition, he has won six fights by knockout and another six fights by decision wins.
He last fought in the UFC on March 17, 2018 when he lost to Alexander Volkov by KO (Punches) in the fourth round at UFC Fight Night 127.
His last win came over Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18, 2017. He won the fight by unanimous decision after the fight went the distance.
He won the UFC Heavyweight title eliminator on April 19, 2014 when he defeated Travis Browne by unanimous decision in Orlando, Florida. He then won the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship on Nov. 15, 2014 when he won over Mark Hunt by TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) in the second round at UFC 180 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Werdum then won the unified UFC Heavyweight Championship on June 13, 2015 against Cain Velasquez by submission (guillotine choke) in round three at UFC 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico. He then lost the belt to Stipe Miocic by KO (Punches) at UFC 198 on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Brazil in the first-round.
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