The main event of the UFC 180 was a great show. We could see a bout for an interim heavyweight title between the most skilfull grappler in the division, three times brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Fabricio Werdum and a world class kick-boxer, very underrated by the MMA commentators because of lacking in ground game, Mark Hunt.
|Werdum with the belt (fot. foxsports.com)|
Werdum had a huge reach advantage. However it was Hunt to controll the 1st round. In fact he knocked Werdum down two times and worked suprisingly good on the ground after taking the opponent down. Despite the reach advantage Werdum didn't deliver any significant punch. Hunt was stepping in and out very wisely. He knocked Werdum down also in the 2nd round. Although "The Super Samoan" did not incorporate to his game any kicks. It meant that he was forced to come very close in order to deliver a punch. That was a chance for Werdum. "Vai Cavallo" caught his opponent in the 2nd round with a flying knee when Hunt was ducking under. After delivering a clean knee to the chin, the Brazilian finished him with a massive "ground and pound". The referee gave Hunt all the time he could to recover, but "The Super Samoan" was not able to defend himself. The fight was over. Fabricio Werdum became the interim heavyweight champions and he's supposed to face Cain Velasquez by the end of the next year. Also in Mexico City.