Fabricio Werdum (Esther Lin/MMAFighting)Report: Fabricio Werdum Set to Defend Heavyweight Title Against Stipe Miocic José Youngs June 24, 2015 Events, News, Spotlight Just a few weeks after winning being crowned the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum already has his next opponent lined up. On Wednesday, reported was revealed Stipe Miocic has been targeted as the next number one contender for Werdum’s belt. Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter was the first to tweet the news. Werdum (20-5-1) earned his belt after submitting reining champion Cain Velasquez this past Saturday at UFC 188 in Mexico City. He previously earned his shot at the belt after rattling off four straight wins inside the Octagon, which included victories over Antiono ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira and Travis Browne. This culminated with a coaching spot opposite Velasquez on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. The two were then supposed to do battle over Velasquez’s belt before an injury forced the then champion of the card. Werdum would go on to defeat Velasquez’s replacement Mark Hunt by way of second round TKO, earning the interim heavyweight title in the process. Miocic (13-2) was last seen earning a dominant fifth round TKO win over former title contender Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 65 in May. During the bout, the Cleveland native set a UFC record for the most strikes landed in a fight, outlanding Hunt 361 – 48. Prior to this performance, Miocic suffered a heart-breaking decision loss to former champion Junio dos Santos following their thrilling back-and-forth war in main event of UFC on FOX 13 in December. Both men earned Fight of the Night honors for their efforts. This setback snapped Miocic’s three fight win streak, which included victories over Roy Nelson and Gabriel Gonzaga There is currently no word on where or when this event will take place.