After fighting in the United States for many years and winning the title against Cain Velasquez in Mexico, UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is used to having the crowd against him. This time around, however, he will fight close to his hometown for the first time in his UFC career.
"Miocic will fight against 45,000 Werdums. It's not that hard to imagine what will happen, but the crowd will enjoy it for sure. Besides, there will be me, who is someone everyone in the crowd can relate to. There will be a lot of emotion at UFC 198."
Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic will serve as the main event of UFC 198, in Curitiba, Brazil, on May 14. Middleweight contenders Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo Souza will fight in the co-main event of the evening.