UFC On Fox 11 Main Card Recap: Fabricio Werdum Shuts Down Travis Browne
UFC on Fox 11 is over and done with the event turning out to be a great card for viewers and fans in attendance.
The event was held inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event featured a heavyweight contest between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum which turned out to a very one-sided match.
The first round was huge for the Brazilian who managed to take “Hapa” down after shaking him up with punches on the feet. Browne wasn’t down for long, but things got worse when he got back standing as Werdum lit him up with some razor sharp striking. The second round was also a big one for “Vai Cavalo” who again managed to get his opponent down before dominating him on the mat.
Werdum really showed the massive improvement in his striking game in the third and put a clinic on his American opposition early, tagging him with a variety of strikes. Browne stayed in there and made it to the fourth but he was outclassed in the first three rounds. Round four and five were a repeat of the third, with the Brazilian picking Browne apart on the feet. “Hapa” had a late sprint at the end of the fight but it was too little, too late.
In the co-main event, former UFC title contenders Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche squared off in a pivotal matchup in the women’s bantamweight division. The contest was fairly even after the first two rounds, with both ladies having one round a piece, but Tate came out strong in the third and almost managed to stop “Girllrilla” with a rear naked choke.
Carmouche managed to hold on and make it to the end of the fight but, ultimately she didn’t do enough and Tate took a unanimous decision win. The decision puts “Cupcake” back in the win column following her second loss to the champ Ronda Rousey at UFC 168.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone also managed to pick up his third straight since getting setback to Rafael Dos Anjos at the event. “Cowboy” managed to overcome getting rocked early by Edson Barboza in the first few seconds of their fight to drop the Brazilian with a left hand mid way through the round. As soon as Barboza hit the mat, Cerrone took his back and quickly sunk in the rear naked choke.
In other action, Yoel Romero collected his fourth straight win in the UFC by taking a unanimous decision win over Brad Tavares. The win snapped the Hawaiian’s five fight winning streak. “Soldier of God” mixed it up with unorthodox striking and powerful takedowns to get past Tavares. The Cuban right is now right in the mix at 185 pounds, where the division is currently buzzing with potential title contenders.
UFC On Fox 11 Main Card Results:
Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision
Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza via submission round 1
Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision
Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne via unanimous decision
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