Fabricio Werdum Biography, profession,Coaching Profession, Awards, Championships, & Achievements, Net Worth, & Family

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Fabricio Werdum Biography
Fabricio Werdum Biography

Quick Facts About Fabricio Werdum

Celebrated Name Fabricio Werdum
Age 43 Years
Nick Name Vai Cavalo
Birth Name Fabricio Werdum
Birth Date 1977-07-30
Gender Male
Profession MMA Artist
Nationality Brazilian
Place Of Birth Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Birth Nation Brazil
Ethnicity Mixed
Race White
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christian
Father Verlau Werdum
Mother Celia Maria Silveira
Siblings 1
Brothers Felipe Werdum
Awards UFC Heavyweight Championship, Lineal MMA Heavyweight Champion and more
Marital Status Married
Wife Karine
Children 2; Joanna and Julia
Residence Los Angeles, California
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Source of Wealth MMA Career
Body Type Bodybuilder
Height 1.93 m or 6 ft 4 in
Weight 110 Kg or 242 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Links WikipediaInstagram

 

Brazilian combined martial artist & former UFC Heavyweight Champion who is currently contracted to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) is listed for Fabricio Werdum. Now, he is fighting in the Heavyweight division. He is likewise a 4-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world winner, a two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Heavyweight Champion, & European jiu-jitsu winner. At the time of his shocking exit from the UFC, Werdum was at least 14 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Earlier, he competed in PRIDE, the UFC, Strikeforce, & Jungle Fight. Earlier, he was a Spanish-language analyst for the UFC & often comes to the octagon with the Spanish banner, as well as the Brazilian one. He is also nicknamed Vai Cavalo. His most leading range is 77 in or 196 cm. Concerning his MMA record, he has competed in 35 competitions altogether, out of which he persuades 24 & losses 9.

Brain swelling, limited Fabricio Werdum from the PFL tournament.

Previous UFC heavyweight titleholder Fabricio Werdum was forced to depart from the PFL 2021 competition after a neurological exam showed swelling in the brain. Fabricio is developing off a controversial “No Competition” opposite Renan Ferreira back on May 6. “I’ve covered many injuries to be worthy to fight when I was in my mid-20s, but now I need to prioritize my health & listen to the [doctor],” Werdum said in a combat-ready release (via MMA Fighting). “I want to be strong to enjoy my daughters & see them growing, & that’s the right thing to do right now. I’m fine, & I’ll be able to return to training soon.”

Famous For 

  • Being a combined martial artist & former UFC Heavyweight Champion.
  • For maintaining elite submission skills from both the top & bottom & guard positions. 

What is the Origin of Fabricio Werdum?

Fabricio Werdum was reportedly born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on 30th July 1977, . He is Brazilian by citizen and his ethnic background is Combined. His present age is 43 as of 2021. As per his birth date, his Zodiac symbol is Cancer. He comprehends the Christianity religion. He can fluently converse Portuguese, English, & Spanish, having lived in Spain for not less than 10 years, & as his mother is of Spanish origin. About his biological parents, he was born to his hard-working father, Verlau Werdum, & his wife, Celia Maria Silveira. He also has a sibling, a brother called Felipe Werdum.  

Having an extreme interest in fighting, he began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He practiced with Marcio Corleta at the Academy of Porto Alegre , Winner Behring. After victory in competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu & submission grappling, he began his profession in MMA. As a purple belt, he began teaching the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Madrid& other cities of Spain as well. 

How was the profession of Fabricio Werdum?

  • Fabricio’s first Fight was against BJJ specialist Gabriel Gonzaga where he succeeded. 
  • Then, he made his PRIDE presentation against Tom Erikson in mid-2005, winning by submission. 
  • His next Fight was on Roman Zentsov during PRIDE Final Conflict 2005 where he destroyed him. 
  • His initial loss in his MMA profession was to Sergei Kharitonov by split judgment in PRIDE 30.
  • He destroyed Jon Olav Einemo by unanimous ruling in PRIDE 31 in 2006.
  • His first competition of the tournament (The 2006 Pride Open Weight Grand Prix) was versed Dutch fighter Alistair Overeem (victory) & then faced former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (failure). 
  • Meeting Alexander Emelianenko in a Heavyweight match, he won through submission.
  • He debuted in the UFC matches on 21 April 2007 at UFC 70: Nations Collide, challenging UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski, losing through unanimous decision.
  • Then, he practiced in Brazil at Chute Boxe Academy, growing more aggressive & showing improvement in his striking, particularly in Muay Thai bouts.
  • Similarly, he competed against Gabriel Gonzaga (victory), Brandon Vera (victory), Junior dos Santos (failure). After his failure to Junior dos Santos, his agreement was terminated by the UFC & he signed with Strikeforce. 
  • He made his presentation at Strikeforce: Carano against Cyborg on 15 August 2009, vs fellow UFC veteran Mike “MAK” Kyle (victory). 
  • He was listed as the third-best Heavyweight in MMA by Sherdog.
  • He made his famous return to the UFC by contract signing on 8th November 2011. He challenged Roy Nelson at UFC 143 on 4 February 2012 where he won the Fight by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, & 30–27), earning Fight of the Night fame.
  • His next Fight was facing Mike Russow on 23 June 2012, at UFC 147 where he destroyed him. 
  • He then challenged Travis Browne at UFC on Fox 11 in a Heavyweight honorific eliminator bout where Werdum overcame the Fight. 
  • What’s more, he was also picked as coach for the inaugural episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America beside Cain Velasquez. 
  • He also met Mark Hunt for the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 180 where he overcame the Fight which gained Werdum his first Play of the Night bonus award. Furthermore, he won Velasquez that took place on 13 June 2015, at UFC 188 in the City of Mexico.
  • He later engaged a new, eight-fight deal with the UFC. 
  • He faced a failure against Stipe Miocic that hapened on 14 May 2016, at UFC 198, bearing his first defeat since June 2011.
  • Nevertheless, he later opposed Marcin Tybura on 19 November 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Werdum against Tybura & won the Fight. 
  • He next challenged Alexander Volkov on 17th March 2018 at UFC Fight Night 127 where he suffered through knockout in the fourth round. 
  • He was supposed to face Alexey Oleynik on 15 September 2018 at UFC Fight Night 136 but was discontinued from competition for 2 years due to the substance in the subject was trenbolone. He then petitioned a release from the UFC.
  • After his return, he met Alexey Oleynik that happened on May 9, 2020, at UFC 249 in which he lost the fight by split decision. 
  • Next, he then faced Alexander Gustafsson on July 26, 2020, at UFC on ESPN 14, the latter making his important debut at heavyweight. In the Fight, he made his victory giving him the Performance of the Night award.
  • He then announced on 16th November 2020 revealing he had signed a multi-fight contract with the Professional Fighters League promotion & will compete in the 2021 PFL heavyweight competition. 
  • He made his promotional debut vs Team Nogueira fighter Renan Ferreira on May 6, 2021, at PFL 3 where he narrowly lost his first match. 
  • He was then scheduled to face Brandon Sayles on June 25, 2021, at PFL 6 but he then pulled out due to injuries suffered in his last bout.
  • At present, he is currently practicing with Kings MMA. 

How was the Coaching Profession of Fabricio Werdum?

  • Fabricio was the Brazilian jiu-jitsu main coach to Mirko Filipović until the year mid-2006. 
  • Additionally, he is also connected with Team Werdum BJJ Academy, found in Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Surprisingly, he was also the head coach in Madrid, Spain for the Barcelo Boxing Gym through mid-2008. 
  • He currently teaches in Venice, California at his newly found school Werdum Combat Team
  • He has also signed a deal with Chechen Akhmat Fight Club to represent this club on 4th October 2015. From 2004 to 2006, he lived & trained together with Mirko Filipović in Zagreb, Croatia.

Awards, Championships, & Achievements

  • UFC Heavyweight Championship (only One time)
  • Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship (only One time)
  • Fight of the Night (One time) against Roy Nelson
  • Performance of the Night (Three times) against. Mark Hunt, Cain Velasquez, & Alexander Gustafsson
  • The year 2003 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt Gold Medalist
  • The year 2003 Pan American Championships Black Belt Absolute Silver Medalist
  • The year 2003 Pan American Championships Black Belt Bronze Medalist
  • The year 2002 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Brown Belt Bronze Medalist
  • The year 2002 Pan American Championships Brown Belt Gold Medalist
  • The year 2001 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Purple Belt Silver Medalist
  • The year 2001 Pan American Championships Purple Belt Absolute Gold Medalist
  • 2010 Submission of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2010 Upset of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2010 Submission of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2010 Submission of the Year against against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2010 Upset of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2012 All-Violence Second Team
  • 2010 Submission of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2010 Upset of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2015 June Submission of the Month against Cain Velasquez
  • 2010 Submission of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • 2010 Upset of the Year against Fedor Emelianenko on 26 June
  • Lineal MMA Heavyweight Champion (two times winner)
  • The year 2004IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt Gold Medalist 
  •  The year IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt Absolute Bronze Medalist 2003
  • Pan American Championships Purple Belt Gold Medalist 2001
  • The year2000 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Blue Belt Absolute Gold Medalist
  • The year 2000 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Blue Belt Gold Medalist
  • The year 2000 Pan American Championships Blue Belt Gold Medalist
  • The year 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
  • The year 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
  • The year 2007 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
  • The year 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • The yera2003 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Absolute Bronze Medalist
  • The year 2003 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist

Who is Fabricio Werdum married to?

Fabricio Werdum is a wedded man. He married his gorgeous wife, Karine Groff Werdum. The pair is tied to the marital knot since mid-2003. By profession, his wife, Karine is the author & photographer of onmyway & is also associated in Public Relations. The couple is also blessed with two girls named Joanna & Julia. As of today, the couple is living a happy life in LA, the USA. His sexual orientation is understood to be straight & he is not gay. 

Fabricio presented the news when he & a lifeguard rescued sinking teenagers at a beach near his home in Torrance, California. It was in early January 2019. 

What is Fabricio Werdum the Net Worth?

Brazilian joined martial artist & former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Fabricio Werdum’s net worth is not less than $1.5 Million as of early June 2021. He is currently contracted to the Professional Fighters League, where he fights in the Heavyweight division. He has pocketed a tremendous amount of money from his professional occupation. He has reportedly earned not less than $4.5 million through his fighting profession. His highest paycheck was facing Miocic for the title match at UFC 198 where he pocketed $540,000. Whereas his existing wages is still to get reported yet. He is living a generous lifestyle & his major source of fortune comes from his MMA career. 

How tall is Fabricio Werdum?

Fabricio Werdum is a very attractive man with a strong & bodybuilder body type. He has an excellent height of not shorter than 1.93 m or 6 ft 4 in & his balanced body weight is not lighter than 110 KG or 242 lbs. He has also inked numerous tattoos on his body. His hair color is black & his eyes color is brownish. Overall, he has got a healthy body. 

Did You Know?

  • Fabricio Werdum is currently contracted to the Professional Fighters League (PFL), where he fights in the Heavyweight division.
  • He is a 4-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world victor, a two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Heavyweight Champion, & a European jiu-jitsu champion.
  • He can fluently converse Portuguese, English, & Spanish, having lived in Spain for not less than 10 years, & as his mother is of Spanish descent.
  • He also has a sibling, a brother called Felipe Werdum.
  • 21 April 2007 He debuted in the UFC on at UFC 70: Nations Collide, challenging UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski, losing by unanimous decision.
  • His most powerful paycheck was facing Miocic for the title match at UFC 198 where he pocketed $540,000.