Report: Heavyweights Fabricio Werdum, Travis Browne Named UFC on Fox 11 Headliners

By Mike Whitman Jan 30, 2014
Travis Browne is officially one-half of the UFC on Fox 11 main event. | Dave Mandel/

A heavyweight title eliminator between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne will serve as the main event of UFC on Fox 11.

UFC President Dana White reportedly announced the promotion’s decision Thursday during a media scrum, according to Fox Sports. Though Werdum-Browne was previously announced by the UFC for the April 19 event, it was not verified as a five-round headliner until today.

UFC on Fox 11 marks the Las Vegas-based organization’s inaugural trip to Orlando, Fla., and will also see Miesha Tate square off with Liz Carmouche in a pivotal women’s bantamweight clash. The event takes place at the Amway Center, and the evening’s main draw airs live on the Fox Network.

Werdum has lost just once in his last seven outings and has been perfect since joining the UFC, first outpointing Roy Nelson before stopping Mike Russow to close out 2012. “Vai Cavalo” competed just once last year, avenging a 2006 defeat to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by submitting “Minotauro” this past June at UFC on Fuel TV 10.

Browne, meanwhile, has been bested just once in 18 pro outings and rides a three-fight winning streak into his clash with Werdum. The Jackson’s MMA rep posted all three of those victories last year, stopping Gabriel Gonzaga and Alistair Overeem before doing the same to Josh Barnett one month ago at UFC 168.


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