UFC On Fox 11 Main Card Recap: Fabricio Werdum Shuts Down Travis...

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

Photo: David Manning for USA TODAY Sports

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DanaBlack DanaBlack

    Humble pie

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

      and "D" is enjoying humble pie too. I thought Werdum had faced good fighters in the past with heavy hands and won.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MagicMMA MagicMMA

    Absolute domination by Werdum. No one thought he could stand with Browne, let alone beat him up like that. Great performance, cardio needs some work for Cain though. JDS vs Browne would be sick

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

      Browne will probably not make it out of the first minute with JDS, let alone the first round.
      It's too bad that Bigfoot is out for a year cause right now would be the perfect time for a Bigfoot vs Browne rematch.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MagicMMA MagicMMA

        I agree that Dos Santos would probably knock him out easily, sometimes I want fights to happen just to see someone get knocked silly. I think JDS knocks out anyone other than Cain

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

          U sadistic mofo'.. !! Lol… i hear ya though, i caught myself wanting the same thing many times :-)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/griffin griffin

    cain being injured is the best thing for the ufc so they can prolong the inevitable valasquez sweep of the HW division. next best thing is if a "contender" in miocic can rise but i highly doubt he beats JDS… so the question is where does cain go when he cleaned out HW?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

      Yeah it's a good thing the UFC is now signing all this new talent, cause the division surely needs a boost.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MagicMMA MagicMMA

    And I mentioned this before, we hadn't seen Browne really tested in a tough fight and Werdum showed tonight that Browne isn't as good as everyone including him thought he was.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

      True…today showed us that Browne really isn't a great striker, rather a powerful one that has been lucky to "tcatch" many of his former opponents quickly and put them away. Werdum went offensive on him but with caution and picked him apart beautifully.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      I don't know if that's fair, yet. Browne broke his hand in the fight and apparently, had his rib broken in the first. If true, it means that Browne did the best he could with what he had left. I was impressed by Browne's heart and the power shots he was throwing early in the fight were frightening. They certainly proved that Werdum can take a punch.

      All in all it was a fun fight. And I'm happy with the outcome. I think Werdum will be a good fight for Cain, but he needs to improve his cardio significantly. His pace tonight won't cut it with the champ.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

        Yeah he broke his hand that's not gonna take anything away from your technique, you either have it or you don't and he did not show me any fluidity or signs of technical striking at all. He's a power striker. He overwhelms his opponents and puts them away.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jmedno5891 jmedno5891

    It'll be interesting to see how Cain decides to take on Werdum take him down or try to outwork in on the feet?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

      Beat him up with strikes and finish him with GNP.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

      If he stood with JDS I'm betting he will do the same with Werdum and avoid a ground fight. He will beat Werdum up in the clinch.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

        Agreed. And if Werdum has any brains he'll jump guard. It's going to be the toughest fight of his career, but then again, this is the guy that beat Fedor.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/SatelliteMan SatelliteMan

      Against the cage

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/master-pogi60 master-pogi60

    I was so nervous for cowboy in that fight.Barbosa is a beast ,he was hitting cowboy with huge shots.Its a goodthing cowboy did not crumble in that fight like those huge fight before againts nate, dos anos and pettis.Goodjob Cowboy!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      Great job, Cowboy. I think Barbosa was getting cocky. He was doing well and I believe winning the stand-up, but as Cerrone said at the presser afterwards, he thought…"Fuck it" and then he hit him. LOL! It was a beautiful punch and he was wise to go for the submission. Great win for DC.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

        Yeah gotta love Cerrone man. He's as real as it gets!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ivy Ivy

    I called Werdum from the outset. Browne has been impressive, and also just plain lucky and he seems way too 1 dimensional.