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Three Big UFC Fights to Make in 2015


2014 was packed full of good fights and 2015 is shaping up to be even better, with matches like Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz and Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez already set to happen within the first five weeks of the year.

With 2014 nearly over, we at Fight of the Night have decided to include a few more big fights we think should take place sometime next year.

Cain Velazquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

This match is one that will almost certainly go ahead sometime in 2015 given the status of both fighters in the UFC Heavyweight division.

Velasquez is the UFC Heavyweight champion while Werdum was recently crowned the Interim Heavyweight champion of he beat Mark Hunt in Mexico last month.

While Velasquez has been nursing injuries over the past few months, the likelihood is that he will face Werdum when he recovers.

The match is intriguing for a few major reasons, the first being that it will be the first time Velasquez has defended the title since October 2013.

Secondly, few fighters have staged such a remarkable improvement so late in their careers like Fabricio Werdum.

At 31, Werdum look almost destined to be a middle of the rung fighter for the rest of his days after he was released by the UFC following his loss against then-Octagon debutant, Junior dos Santos.

That was something Werdum refused to be, however, as he enjoyed a solid run in Strikeforce, where he catapulted to stardom when he became the first man to properly defeat Fedor Emelianenko in MMA.

He was re-signed by the UFC in early-2012, and has gone 5-0 in the Octagon in his second stint with the UFC.

However, none of the fighters he has faced are like Velasquez, who has shown himself to be above and beyond all other heavyweights he has faced in his career to date.

All of that makes Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum a fight to make and watch in 2015.

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