MMA Fighting brings you UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic results. UFC 198 takes place at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. The event is headlined by a fight between UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic in the main event. In the co-main event, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort squares off against Jacare Souza.
A celebration of all things Brazilian MMA takes place on Saturday as the UFC visits Curitiba, Brazil for a showcase of what Latin America’s largest country has to offer. The card features a heavyweight title fight plus the UFC debut of Cyborg and more.
What: UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic
Where: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil
When: Saturday, the three-fight Fight Pass preliminary card starts at 6:30 p.m. ET, the four-fight Fox Sports 1 preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. and the five-fight pay-per-view card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET.
Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic
For me, the difference between these two excellent fighters is two-fold. First, Werdum has more ways to win. From his devastating clinch attacks to his unreal guard to even his ability to strike at range, the Brazilian has more weapons. Notably, Miocic has fewer of them, but also different capabilities. His short-range boxing talents far surpass Werdum’s. Taking inventory on the whole, however, Werdum simply has more options at his disposal.
Second, Miocic is willing to take more risks. That can often be a good thing, but against a fighter who doesn’t do that and, in fact, has become quite good at avoiding bad predicaments through both better defensive fundamentals and other forms of retreat, I’m not so sure it’ll work. Simply put, Werdum is hard to hurt. Even if you nail him with a tremendous shot, most want no part of his guard, leaving them with limited choices. This is all ….View full article
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