Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow in Brazil, late June

Friday, March 09, 2012

A heavyweight fight between Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow is close to being finalized, according to sources close to both camps. Both fighters have already verbally agreed to the bout, which is expected to take place on the UFC’s return to Brazil later this year, which is slated for late June 2012.

Werdum looked fantastic in his return to the UFC in February, defeating Roy Nelson via unanimous decision.

Russow, who also works a full-time Chicago police officer, most recently defeated Jon Olav Einemo at UFC on FOX 2 in January. The win extended Russow’s overall winning streak to 11 in a row and four straight inside the Octagon.

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