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UFC 188 results, recap, and link wrap up: Fabricio Werdum unifies heavyweight titles, Eddie Alvarez survives 'El Nino'

Missed this most recent UFC pay-per-view event? Or perhaps looking to revisit some of the top stories from "Velasquez vs. Werdum?" We've got you covered.

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No fancy headlines needed for this one, fight fans, the results speak for themselves.

Fabricio Werdum unified the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titles with a shocking, third-round submission win over Cain Velasquez in the UFC 188 pay-per-view (PPV) main event (watch it), which took place last Saturday night (June 13, 2015) inside Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.

That's not all.

Despite getting his eye pushed in by Gilbert Melendez in the opening frame (pic), former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stormed back in rounds two and three of their co-main event to capture a tight split-decision win over ex-Strikeforce nemesis Gilbert Melendez (replay).

And how about that Yair Rodriguez?

Missed the event? Got drunk and have no memory of what happened? No worries, we have a complete link wrap-up to all the major stories from UFC 188: "Velasquez vs. Werdum" below.

UFC 188: The fights

Live results and play-by-play

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum fight review and analysis

Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez fight review and analysis

Nate Marquardt vs. Kelvin Gastelum fight review and analysis

Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa fight review and analysis

Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill fight review and analysis

Prelims recap

UFC 188: The videos

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez

Dana White reacts to championship upset

UFC 188 post-fight press conference

UFC 188: Post-fight housekeeping

UFC 188 report cards

Bonuses and awards

Winners and losers

Next matches to make

Co-main event scorecards raise a few eyebrows

Kelvin Gastelum ordered to stay fat

Other notable stories from this past weekend:

Arianny Celeste gets nekkid for Playboy (again)

UFC stands behind Jose Aldo during Pee-Gate

UFC 189 gets a slick promo

Bitches ain't shit (but Pettis and Alvarez)

That should just about cover it.

But don't get too comfy. We have another UFC Fight Pass event on tap this weekend (Sat., June 20, 2015) as UFC Fight Night 69: "Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne" lights up the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany, featuring UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her first title defense against former Invicta FC queenpin Jessica Penne (details).

For more upcoming UFC events click here.

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