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UFC 198 fight card: Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic full fight preview

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Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic will throw down TONIGHT (May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. In a match up of the best Heavyweights in the world, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight elites Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic will clash TONIGHT (May 14, 2016) at UFC 198 inside Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil.

Werdum’s current UFC run has been spotless. He has won his last six bouts for the promotion, capturing the interim and official title in the process. Now, he’ll look to defend his title for the first time. Meanwhile, Miocic has grown a ton in the last three years and evolved into an elite Heavyweight. He has won five of his last six bouts, finishing a pair of top opponents in his last pair of wins.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Fabricio Werdum
Record: 20-5-1
Key Wins: Fedor Emelianenko (Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum), Cain Velasquez (UFC 188), Travis Browne (UFC on FOX 11), Mark Hunt (UFC 180)
Key Losses: Alistair Overeem (Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum), Junior dos Santos (UFC 90)
Keys to Victory: Werdum is one of the finest technical grapplers in the sport and has developed a dangerous Muay Thai attack to go along with it. He’s now comfortable and dangerous from just about any position, which is what allowed him to overwhelm Cain Velasquez.

In this bout, Werdum should have a pair of objectives on the feet. First and foremost, it’s really important that Werdum keeps his back off the fence. Miocic does good work there, and Werdum has had problems in the past.

Additionally, Werdum needs to make full use of his kicks. Miocic is much more comfortable with punching exchanges and fights more like a ….View full article

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