Coming over from Strikeforce, Werdum has some interesting options, and now that he can be seen as a top-10 heavyweight, he could get a big name in his next fight.
With that said, who are some names Werdum can find himself facing in his next fight?
Fabricio Werdum's next opponent could be dependent on who wins the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Whoever the loser is will most likely head straight to the UFC and could possibly be the next in line for Werdum.
A fight with Cheick Kongo depends on whether or not Kongo gets through Mark Hunt at UFC 144 later this month.
Kongo should be able to get through Hunt and could give Werdum a fit standing.
This would be interesting to see if Werdum can get the fight to the ground and submit the much bigger Kongo.
Brendan Schaub is expected to face Ben Rothwell at UFC 145, but it is possible that Schaub will face Werdum, whom he has called out already.
Werdum's first opponent was almost Schaub, but now the two have a lot of jawing at one another for nothing.
A fight with Frank Mir would be interesting for Werdum.
Mir is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, coming off a submission victory of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and has some solid stand-up to boot.
How would Werdum attack someone who could arguably be the best BJJ practitioner in the division?
Cain Velasquez has yet to fight since November loss to Junior dos Santos in what was his return to the cage.
No opponent has yet been named for Velasquez's next fight, but a fight with Werdum could be intriguing enough since both guys could use the win to jump into title contention.