A rematch between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is on the horizon according to a report on “UFC Tonight”. The story cited Dana White as confirming that the two will once again do battle for the heavyweight championship. As of this writing no official date or venue for the rematch as been set.
Velasquez and Werdum first looked horns at UFC 188 in June in Mexico City. The bout turned out to be a one sided affair as Werdum would go on to win the bout with a third round guillotine.
Since returning to the UFC, Werdum (20-5) has got 6-0 and has been the most dominant heavyweight on the planet. All but two of his six wins have come by way of knockout or submission. His last loss came back in 2011 against Alistair Overeem under the Strikeforce banner.
It was not that long ago when Velasquez (13-2) was considered the best heavyweight on the planet and one of the pound for pound best fighters as well. Injuries have halted all of the momentum Velasquez built up as he has only fought once since October of 2013. The UFC still believes he can succeed if he is healthy and at 100 percent which is why they would grant him an immediate rematch after being pretty much dominated by Werdum in their previous bout.
In a very interesting side note since 2011 Velasquez has only fought three men: Junior Dos Santos, Antonio Silva, and Fabricio Werdum. He fought JDS three times and in between those bouts he bout Silva twice and is now set to take on Werdum for a second time.