Fabricio Werdum was born in July 30, 1977. He is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and former UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is also two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Heavyweight Champion and European Jiu-Jitsu Champion. He holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Muay Thai. Beside UFC, Werdum has also competed in Jungle Fight, Pride and Strikeforce.

Name: Fabricio Werdum

Birth: July 30, 1977

Local: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Height: 1,93

Weight: 110kg

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Engagement

Facebook

30%

Instagram

40%

Youtube

19%

Twitter

24%

FIGHT HISTORY

32

Total

23

Wins

11

By submission

6

By knockout

6

By decision

1

Draw

Background

Werdum, also known as Vai Cavalo (Go horse) started to train at Winner Behring Academy in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Later, he moved to Spain with his mother where he carried on BJJ as his career. When he was just a purple belt he started to teach the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Madrid and other cities in Europe. Soon he became a BJJ World Champion, being promoted to the rank of black belt by Master Sylvio Behring three years later. After succeeding in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling, he started his career in MMA.

Spectrum of Person

Impolite

Likeable

Humorous

Family Man

Aggressive

Straight-forward

Agreeable

Gregarious

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First man to submit Fedor Emelianenko

Fabricio Werdum shocked the world by submitting Fedor Emelianenko, in the main event of Strikeforce: “Fedor vs. Werdum,” held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on June 26, 2010. Werdum submitted Fedor, “The Last Emperor” -who went on 28-fight unbeaten run – in the first round using a triangle armbar.

Family

Fabricio is happily married with Karine Groff. The couple is blessed with two beautiful girls named Julia Werdum and Joanna Werdum. The family live in Los Angeles, California.

Chimarrão

In his spare time Werdum enjoys drinking Chimarrão, a style of Yerba Mate largely consumed in Rio Grande do Sul – a state in southern Brazil- where he was born.

The herb is native to South America and it’s used to make the national drink of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. In this region the drinking of Yerba Mate is practiced as a social ritual. In fact, yerba mate is consumed six times more than coffee over there.

Churrasco

Fabricio loves a good Churrasco.

What is Churrasco? It isn’t a particular cut of meat, it’s actually a method for cooking the meat. It could also be defined as the activity of cooking the meat while enjoying the process with family and friends to later enjoy the delicacy.

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Videos

Sportingbet

Fabricio Werdum plays several characters in this humorous video for Sportingbet tv campaign.

Sportingbet

Fabricio Werdum participates along with comedian Marco Luque dancing to the rhythm of reggae and shouting GOL for another Sportingbet tv campaign.

Sportingbet

Fabricio Werdum shows all his Brazilian rhythm on the dance floor in this video for Sportingbet.

Top 6 knockouts and Submissions

Check out some of Werdum´s best performances in the UFC.

Fabricio Werdum vs Fedor Emelianenko - Breakdown

Commented video on the fight in which Fabricio Werdum ends the streak of 27 consecutive victories of Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce in 2010.

Jiu-Jitsu Conquests

IBJJF Black Belt World Champions in Men's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2003 - Champion
2004 - Champion


ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
2007 - Champion
2009 - Champion

UFC Conquests

2014 – Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion

2015 - UFC Heavyweight Champion

OTHER ACTIVITIES

MOVIES

Recently Werdum made two special appearances in films:

- Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) an American martial arts film directed by John Stockwell, and starring Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme , Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre.

- Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) directed and written by Dimitri Logothetis. The film stars Alain Moussi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Christopher Lambert, Ronaldinho, Mike Tyson and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.

2016

Kickboxer: Vengeance

2018

Kickboxer: Retaliation

VIDEO GAMES

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- Improvements in basic visual processes
- Improvements in attention and vigilance
- Gaming could be good for pain relief
- Improvements in executive functioning
- Improvements in job-related skills

150M

Americans play video games

67%

American households own a device to play video games

35

YEARS OLD IS THE AVERAGE GAMER AGE

Favorite video games

Counter-Strike

55% OF GAMERS ARE MEN

71% of parents feel video games positively impact their child’s life