It’s been 11 long months since Fabricio Werdum (pictured) upset Cain Velasquez to capture the UFC heavyweight crown. He’ll finally defend his hardware for the first time this Saturday when he battles Stipe Miocic at UFC 198.
The UFC stacked the card with plenty of big names for their return to Brazil. A pivotal middleweight clash between Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza serves as the co-main event, while former 185-pound king Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall open for them.
Get caught up with UFC 198’s biggest stars in the latest edition of “Countdown.” Will the veteran Werdum be rusty? Is it finally Miocic’s time? And still? And New?
Arena Atletico Paranaense in Curitiba, Brasil serves as host.
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Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic:
Vitor Belfort vs. Jacare Souza:
Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall:
Here is UFC 198’s official roster:
(UFC Fight Pass 6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT)
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Renato Moicano
Sergio Moraes vs. Luan Chagas
Yancy Medeiros vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Patrick Cummins vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Fox Sports 1 (8PM ET/5PM PT)
John Lineker vs. Rob Font
Nate Marquardt vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
Matt Brown vs. Demian Maia
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall
Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Stipe Miocic vs. Fabricio Werdum (UFC heavyweight champion)