UFC 188 Preview: Velasquez Versus Werdum

June 19, 2015

Cain Velasquez wasn’t happy when he heard that interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum thought that he wasn’t a real Mexican. Regardless of context, this heavyweight title fight is happening this Saturday in Mexico City at UFC 188 where there will only be one winner and heavyweight champion. Cain came down south of the border early to adjust to the altitude so there are no excuses for cardio issues from either fighter. Werdum has been waiting patiently for his chance at the champ. Looking forward to seeing these two do battle.

Gilbert Melendez versus Eddie Alvarez is the early favorite for fight of the night primarily because everyone, including the fighters, expect fireworks. This will be a tough one between two former lightweight champs, one in Strikeforce, the other in Bellator, respectively. Both fighters are hungry to avenge loses.

Kevin Gastellum takes on Nate Marquardt in a middleweight battle. We’ll see if Gastellum can conjure his best like he did last time he fought in Mexico City.

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You can catch the main card on PPV at 10pm ET and the preliminary fights on Fox Sports 1 at 8pm ET. Enjoy the show!