Fabricio Werdum cemented his position as the No.1 contender in the heavyweight division after dominating Travis Browne in the main event at UFC on Fox 11 and set himself up for a showdown with the champ; Cain Velasquez.
The win came as no real shock with Werdum being an elite heavyweight. However, the way in which he won did come as a surprise to most. Besides being outclassed on the mat, Browne was also shutout by the Brazilian on the feet for five straight rounds.
The match was was a brutal battle and it confirms Werdum as the next inline for Cain Velasquez. Following the fight Twitter was packed with plenty talk over the Brazilian's stunning performance. Check out some of the tweets below:
I’m a big Travis Browne fan but that was all Werdum. I’m impressed by how he landed the better punches the entire fight. #UFConFOX— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) April 20, 2014
Werdum looked great tonight. Can't wait to see him and Cain #UFConFOX11— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) April 20, 2014
Good performance from werdum through all 5 rds. He outstruck Browne 50-45 Not a fan of the trash talking during the fight #ufconfox11— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) April 20, 2014
Great fight to end a great night!! @FabricioWerdum impressed a lot if people tonight. Congrats.— Chris Holdsworth (@holdsworth135) April 20, 2014