Ufc 198: Werdum Vs Miocic

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Division: Heavyweight
Records: Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1), Stipe Miocic (14-2)

After 11 months of waiting, Werdum will defend his heavyweight title for the first time at UFC 198 opposite Stipe Miocic.

Miocic isn't an especially big name, but the fighter out of Euclid, Ohio, has quietly been one of the best heavyweights in MMA for years now. With an NCAA Division I wrestling background and a Golden Gloves championship to his name, Miocic has long had the skills to be a UFC champion. Now that he has fallen into a title shot, he just needs to make the most of the opportunity.

Werdum isn't going to make that easy, though. A crafty veteran known for his amazing submission skills, the 38-year-old has enjoyed elite standing in the heavyweight division for years. He has no glaring weaknesses for Miocic to exploit, and anyone who meets him in the cage will simply have to be an all-around better fighter than him.

Though few are giving Miocic much of a chance, this writer is willing to go out on a limb and predict the upset. Miocic's striking is technical enough and his wrestling good enough to take the title from Werdum on points.
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By: Indi Bar

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