Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder, Fabricio Werdum, will headline the UFC Fight Night 127 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on UFC Fight Pass, taking place this Saturday (March 17, 2018) inside O2 Arena in London, England.
That’s where he’ll face streaking heavyweight bruiser Alexander Volkov.
Werdum (23-7-1) is trying to work his way back up to a heavyweight title fight since Stipe Miocic stripped him of the strap back in May 2016. Since then, “Vai Cavalo” has compiled a 3-1 record against ho-hum competition.
Volkov (29-6) is the winner of five straight, including last September’s technical knockout win over Stefan Struve. Still just 29, “Drago” is 11 years younger than his Brazilian counterpart. Three of his six losses came under the Bellator MMA banner.
Check out their staredown video above, as well as the co-main event face off between light heavyweight standouts (and former UFC opponents) Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz embedded below.
Nothing left to do now except fight.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 127 fight card on Saturday (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the main card start time of 5 p.m. ET, also on Fight Pass.
To see the entire UFC London fight card and line up click here.