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UFC interim champion Fabricio Werdum gets hero’s reception in Brazil


Fabricio Werdum became the third Brazilian to ever win the UFC heavyweight championship, and the people of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, gave their fellow countryman a hero’s reception on Monday.

Werdum, who traveled from the United States to Porto Alegre to promote the UFC Fight Night card that takes place Feb. 22 in the city, was welcome by several fans at the Salgado Filho International Airport.

The city also had a fire truck waiting for the UFC champion, who was celebrated by the people during a tour around the city.

Werdum is expected to meet Cain Velasquez in 2015 to unify the UFC heavyweight titles.

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