- Birth Name Fabricio Werdum
- Birth Place Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
- Famous Name Fabricio Werdum
- Father Verlau Werdum
- Mother Celia Maria Silveira
- Net Worth $5 million
- Salary $1 million
- Nationality Brazilian
- Ethnicity Mix
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Karine Groff Werdum
- Divorce N/A
- Children N/A
Fabricio Werdum is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He can be also known as Vai Cavalo (Go horse). He can currently be seen competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Heavyweight Champion. Beside UFC, he has also competed in PRIDE, Strikeforce, and Jungle Fight in his past days. Werdum turned professional in 2002 where he played the Millennium Brawl 7 at High Wycombe, United Kingdom. He also coached Mirko Filipovic, Team Werdum BJJ Academy, Barcelo Boxing Gym and many more. Out of 26 matches, he has won over 20 matches. He is a 3 time World Champion and a 2 time Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Champion. His style of fight ranges from Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Judo, and Muay Thai. He has also been ranked in the 5th position for UFC pound-for-pound rankings, ranked as number 1 in Heavyweight and in 9th position for pound-for-pound fighter in the world by Sherdog.
Fabricio was born on July 30, 1977 at Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. While he was in his teens, he got chocked by his girlfriend Larissa’s ex-boyfriend Marcos, who practiced Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). This encouraged him to learn BJJ so that he can teach that boy a good lesson but it changed into a lifetime opportunity for him. He took the training from Marcio Corletta at his gym called Porto Alegre Academy, Winner Behring. Later, he moved to Spain with his mother where he carried on BJJ as his career. He has also worked as bricklayer, operating forklifts, and building scenes for TV shows before gaining success in this career.
Talking more about Fabricio, he is a happily married man. He and his long term girlfriend Karine Groff, founder and photographer of onmyway.la and also involved in Public Relations, tied a knot in 2003. The couple is blessed with two beautiful child named Joanna Werdum and Julia Werdum. There are no any rumors about his extra-marital affairs. The duo with their daughters currently resides in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Fabricio has an estimated net worth of $5 million and enjoys a good salary of $1 million annually. Standing 6 ft. 4 in. tall with the weight of 107 kg, the world champion owns a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) academy named Werdum Combat Team in partnership with his lifelong training partner, Lucas Pires. The academy offers top tier instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing and fitness. It also has training programs for kids and teens. He is a very hard working person who devotes most of his time in trainings to improve him.
To know more about Fabricio Werdum, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief biography on him.