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Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne Confirmed as UFC on Fox 11 Main Event

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

11-Travis-Browne-TUF-17-Finale-w-478x270Heavyweight contenders Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne will headline UFC on Fox 11 on April 19. UFC president Dana White confirmed the main event match-up in New York following the UFC 169 media day on Thursday.

The winner will likely earn the next title shot.

Werdum (17-5-1) had been next in line for a shot at current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, but with the champ out for the next several months due to a shoulder injury, the Brazilian instead opted to get back in the Octagon to fight Browne.

Werdum will have been out of action for nearly a year by the time the April date rolls around, having last fought when he submitted Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last June.

Browne (16-1-1) enters the fight coming off of back-to-back-to-back Knockout of the Night performances, defeating Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem, and Josh Barnett in consecutive bouts.

UFC on Fox: Browne vs. Werdum takes place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The fight card will also feature former women’s bantamweight title contenders Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche. Both women are coming off of loses.

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  • Alex

    Travis Browne is going to win his next 2 fights.
    The curse of the HW title still in, and even though I like Velasquez, his title is going to find a new home – around the waist of the man with TakeDownDefense From Hell.

    Werdum’s best win was that WAMMA champion, who pretended to be the HW GOAT by padding his record with cans and mismatches.
    Sorry, but it’s UFC, baby – and Browne is neither old not fat, so no victory for you this time, Fabricio.

  • Fox executive want their$back

    Hope they give us a cple more good fights lord knows fox is do for a great card. Their last few have been midget mid carder. Or guys no one gives a crap about after they took their money figered they scrape the bottom in give cards.