Fabricio Werdum cemented a UFC heavyweight title shot against Cain Velasquez with a thoroughly destructive five-round beating of Travis Browne at tonight’s (April 19, 2014) UFC on FOX 11 card from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Werdum mixed up his game with an excellent display of varied Muay Thai coupled with several successful takedowns, becoming the first man to drag “Hapa” to the mat in the process.
Many gave Browne the massive edge in striking over “Vai Cavalo,” a fighter usually known for his world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Werdum put on arguably one of the best performances of his career in Florida, but it’s uncertain if he can maintain such a strategy against a grinding, aggressive, and conditioned cardio freak like Velasquez.
Relive Werdum’s huge win in the video highlights courtesy of FOX Sports below, and let us know if you think “Vai Cavalo” can pull off yet another huge upset: