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Fabricio Werdum Hopes to End MMA Career in 2021 with PFL Heavyweight Crown – MMA Root



As he prepares to make his Professional Fighters League debut against Renan Ferreira on May 6, former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum is excited that the organisation’s events will be broadcast on Brazil’s leading media company.

The PFL announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Globo and the company will hold regular season, playoffs and league games on April 23 via Combate channel platforms.

“It’s amazing to know that most MMA fans in Brazil will be able to see me fight,” Werdum told Sherdog.com. “I have no doubt that Combate is the best battle channel in the world, devoted only to 24 hours of MMA and martial arts. He became more excited when I found out that my move to the PFL was important for them to close the deal. This motivates me to train more to end my career as a PFL heavyweight champion. “

Today in California, where he rented an apartment from Cristiane Justino in Huntington Beach, Werdum is training with captain Rafael Cordeiro in the Kings MMA in preparation to face the 6-legged Ferreira-8.

“Renan is very tall, and I hired Dante” La Tarantula Mexicana “Ceja, who is 6-feet-10 and weighs 285 kg. This guy helps me a lot, as well as Marvin Vettori, Beneil Dariush and Kevin Gastelum and all the professionals from Kings MMA “, said Werdum.

As for his strategy against the Team Nogueira fighter, Werdum did not go into much detail.

“Renan is a fairly complete fighter, he uses a lot of jabs to keep his distance and also does good shots. “His ground game is pretty decent,” said Werdum. “Fans can expect a great match debut.”

Coincidentally, Renan “Problema” played Werdum four months ago in a film about legendary jiu-jitsu fighter Fernando Tererê ending production in Brazil. Werdum fought with Terer in a historic final at the 2004 Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. made his fight with Tererê in 2004.

“With the victory of Werdum and the gold,” he said with a laugh.

Werdum added that he intends to end his MMA career under the PFL banner in 2021.

“I always wanted to have more games a year. “The PFL gives me the opportunity to play four games in six months,” he said. “I will fight every 6 weeks from May to October. I have already conquered the world of Jiu-Jitsu, ADCC, the UFC belt and it would be great to end my career as a PFL heavyweight champion. “

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