Fabricio Werdum has had a career revival since kicking off his second UFC stint in 2012. Since then he has gone 6-0, winning the interim heavyweight championship at UFC 180 against Mark Hunt, then unifying the belt at UFC 188 with a submission victory over Cain Velasquez. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master has shown incredible improvement in his striking, decimating Roy Nelson and Travis Browne on the feet, along with his incredible flying knee knockout of Mark Hunt.
Stipe Miocic earned the number-two ranking in the heavyweight division with a dominant five-round beat down of Mark Hunt, and then was placed next-in-line for a title shot after knocking out former champion Andrei Arlovski in the UFC 195 co-main event. After knocking out Arlovski, Miocic ran towards UFC President Dana White, shouting and asking if he earned his title shot. Miocic is 8-2 in the UFC.