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Former UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum leaves PFL



Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum's time with the PFL has officially ended after one bout.


During a recent interview with Canal Encarada, Werdum revealed that his PFL contract had been formally canceled.


Throughout his PFL career, Werdum only engaged in one fight, losing to Renan Ferreira in May 2021. Ferreira appeared to have tapped out to a submission early on in the bout, which led to the match subsequently being declared a no-contest.


Werdum missed the start of the 2021 PFL regular season and hasn't competed since. Over the previous year, he hinted at a comeback to the PFL, but a fight booking never materialised.


Werdum defeated Alexander Gustafsson via first-round submission in his UFC final before joining with the PFL in free agency. After the finish over Gustafsson, he appeared to be in position to earn his second victory in a row.


Werdum traded victories and defeats inside the Octagon after Stipe Miocic defeated him for the heavyweight championship at UFC 198. Before leaving the UFC, he defeated Walt Harris, Marcin Tybura, and Travis Browne.


With six straight victories, Werdum got off to a strong start in the UFC. At UFC 188 in 2015, he defeated Cain Velasquez to claim the heavyweight championship.

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