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Stipe Miocic: “Gotta Grab Opportunity” On Taking UFC Title-Fight

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Stipe Miocic did not hesitate when the UFC called.

Miocic will step in on two weeks notice to face Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight title at UFC 196. He is replacing former champion Cain Velasquez.

The 33-year-old from Cleveland defeated Andrei Arlovski earlier this month to improve to 14-2 overall. He is 5-1 over his last six, falling only to former champ Junior dos Santos in 2014 via decision.