It seems the UFC’s debut in Mexico was jinxed from the jump. The most devastating blow was obviously when heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced to bow out of the main event against Fabricio Werdum with a knee injury.
Diego Sanchez was hellbent on performing down south and was initially assigned to meet Norman Parke. Parke got injured, so a better tango with Joe Lauzon was arranged.
Sanchez and Lauzon both hurt their knees a few weeks later and were pulled.
Werdum now faces Mark Hunt (pictured) for the interim heavyweight title. Welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Kelvin Gastelum collide in the co-main event.
Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico hosts the November 15 festivities.
Please click the media players below to watch the promo:
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt:
Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum:
Here is UFC 180‘s current lineuo:
Augusto Montano vs. TBD
Humberto Brown vs. Gabriel Benitez
Jessica Eye vs. Leslie Smith
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Edgar Garcia vs. Hector Urbina
Ricardo Lamas vs. Dennis Bermudez
Jake Ellenberger vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt (for UFC heavyweight interim title)