Unlike other professional sports, there is no offseason in MMA. Week in and week out fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters, others not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s “Fight of the Week” is the UFC heavyweight title unification bout between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, the UFC heads south of the border to Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, for UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum. There UFC heavyweight champion Velasquez will make his long awaited return to the Octagon to face interim heavyweight champion Werdum.

It’s been 20 months since Velasquez last stepped foot inside the Octagon. That’s a long time to be out of action. Velasquez is an absolute beast when he’s on his game, but coming off of a nearly two-year layoff cage rust will likely be a factor early on.

Werdum on the other hand has been on a tear since rejoining the UFC; going 5-0 in the Octagon and capturing the interim heavyweight title at UFC 180. A world champion grappler with a dramatically improved striking game Werdum has all the tools to potentially upset the champion.

Simply put, this is a great stylistic matchup. You have Velasquez’s wrestling vs. Werdum’s BJJ and you have two very skilled, powerful strikers on the feet. This bout has the potential to be an all-time great heavyweight clash.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.