Fabricio Werdum stunned UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 on Saturday night (June 13), winning by submission.
The Brazilian MMA fighter submitted Cain at the 2:13 mark of the third round, via guillotine choke at the Mexico City Arena.
Velasquez attempted a double leg takedown in the center of the Octagon. Werdum fell to his butt and immediately caught Velasquez in the choke, which would ultimately make him tap out.
“I was [in Mexico] for 34 days,” Werdum said. “Adjusting to the altitude is very hard. I had a good strategy. I just have a big dream and I got it today.”
With the win, Werdum unifies the UFC’s heavyweight titles and becomes the undisputed champion. He claimed an interim title by knocking out Mark Hunt at UFC 180 in November.
Also, the victory comes almost exactly five years after he earned a stunning upset against all-time heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko under the Strikeforce banner in 2010. Both Emelianenko and Velasquez were widely considered the best heavyweights in the world at the time of their respective losses.