On Saturday, May 14, the UFC hosted UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic from the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum made the first defense of his title against hard-charging contender Stipe Miocic. The 38-year-old Werdum had not lost since rejoining the promotion following the Strikeforce closure. The Brazilian earned an interim belt by stopping Mark Hunt at UFC 180 and then unified the belt by submitting Cain Velasquez at UFC 188. Miocic, meanwhile, entered the title affair having won five of his last six. The wrestling stalwart stopped the aforementioned Hunt, as well as former champion Andrei Arlovski, in his last two outings.
The night’s main card was littered with former champions, including Vitor Belfort and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. It also included the promotional debut of Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, who met Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Werdum and Miocic comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Vitor Belfort
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Warlley Alves vs. Bryan Barberena
Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Nate Marquardt
John Lineker vs. Rob Font
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Yancy Medeiros
Sergio Moraes vs. Luan Chagas
Renato Moicano vs. Zubaira Tukhugov