Heavyweight 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.
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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