Fabricio Werdum isn't waiting round for a UFC title shot. |
The UFC’s 11th event on Fox will feature a pair of prime-10heavyweights in a pivotal showdown.
The promotion Monday introduced that FabricioWerdum and TravisBrowne will square off at UFC on Fox11, with the winner “doubtless securing a heavyweight title shot.”The present will go down April 19 at Amway Middle in Orlando, Fla.,and also will include a women’s bantamweight tilt between formertitle challengers Miesha Tateand LizCarmouche.
Following a June submission victory over AntonioRogerio Nogueira, 36-year-old Werdum appeared to be headed fora shot at UFC champ CainVelasquez. With Velasquez on the mend from a December shouldersurgery, however, “Vai Cavalo” will take on Browne in a probabletitle eliminator.
Browne, 31, had a breakthrough year in 2013, notching threefirst-spherical knockouts towards top-tier heavyweights like AlistairOvereem and GabrielGonzaga. “Hapa” completed the yr with a 60-second stoppage ofJoshBarnett at UFC 168.
Tate has misplaced three of her last 4 bouts, together with a pair oflosses to prime-ranked feminine RondaRousey. Of their UFC 168 rematch, the 27-year-previous “Cupcake”lasted longer than any of Rousey’s opponent however ultimatelysuccumbed to a 3rd-spherical armbar.
Carmouche, 29, additionally fell victim to a Rousey armbar in theirFebruary 2013 assembly, but the former U.S. Marine Corps electricianbounced back with a July finish of JessicaAndrade. In November, Carmouche was dealt one other setback in athree-round determination loss to AlexisDavis.