Fabricio Werdum looks to make a successful return to the UFC this Saturday with an envisioned KO or submission of TUF season 10 winner Roy “Big Couny” Nelson.
I can tell you that he’ll need to keep his hands up, because a knockout might happen. He’ll need to keep his hands way up, in high guard. I think I’ll hit his legs a lot. Roy Nelson is very tough and can endure a lot of beating, he showed that against [Junior dos Santos], but there’s always a weak spot. I’ll try to look for that flaw during the fight. I think I will win with agility and mobility. I am well mentally, as well as physically, much faster and this will be determinant in this fight, due to the fact that he’s slower, a fatty. It will be a very strategic fight. It’s my return to the UFC, it will be very important to me. When I have the opportunity to KO or submit, I will do it. I don’t like to win by points, it happens sometimes, but my prevision is this: knockout or submission. The main thing is the victory.”
Though Werdum makes note of a ‘slower,’ husky Nelson, the former big bellied Nelson has actually trimmed down dramatically as we’ve seen in his last bout against Mirko Cro Cop where he pulled out the TKO finish with much improved hand speed and agility.