Fabricio Werdum has been testing the waters of free agency for a while and it seems that he’s found a new home after the Professional Fighter’s League (PFL) have signed the former UFC Heavyweight World Champion. Werdum was last seen at UFC Fight Island 3 where he took on a returning Alexander Gustafsson and showed that he still has the same elite Jiu-Jitsu skills he has been known for his entire career by submitting him with an armbar in the first round.
Werdum has been one of the best grapplers on the planet since the first few fights of his professional MMA career, winning the IBJJF World Championship for the first of two consecutive times all the way back in 2003. Even as Werdum’s MMA career started to take off, he showed no signs of slowing down on the professional grappling circuit as he earned a total of six medals at the ADCC World Championships between 2003 and 2011.
Still to this day, Werdum is eager to take on huge challenges from the grappling world alongside his work in the cage and was intending to take on Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida at BJJ Bet until his opponent had to withdraw due to an injury. Before he ever makes his debut for PFL, Fabricio Werdum will also take part in Submission Underground 19 where he will be one of many UFC stars competing on the card as he takes on Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
PFL announced the news of signing Fabricio Werdum on their official Twitter account:
— PFL MMA (@ProFightLeague) November 16, 2020