It should come as little surprise that the paths of Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne will soon cross. They are, after all, chasing the same goal: a shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight boss Cain Velasquez.

Werdum tipped the scales at 232.5 pounds in advance of his five-round title eliminator with Browne (245.5) in the UFC on Fox 11 main event on Saturday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Women’s bantamweight co-headliners Miesha Tate (135.5) and Liz Carmouche (135) also met their mandatory weight requirements without issue at Friday’s official weigh-in.

Browne will enter the cage on the strength of three consecutive first-round knockouts. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative last appeared at UFC 168 in December, when he wiped out former UFC champion Josh Barnett with a series of violent elbow strikes from the clinch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas; the encounter took all of 60 seconds. Browne has delivered 14 of his 16 career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. The 6-foot-8 Hawaiian has compiled a 7-1-1 record since arriving in the UFC in June 2010.

Werdum has not competed since UFC on Fuel TV 10 in June, when he submitted Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a second-round armbar at Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Brazil. A two-time Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships gold medalist, he has secured more than half (nine) of his 17 professional victories by submission. The 36-year-old Brazilian has won eight of his past 10 bouts, losing only to Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos. Werdum owns a 5-2 mark inside the Octagon.

UFC on Fox 11 “Werdum vs. Browne” -- which airs live on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT -- will also feature a lightweight clash pitting Jackson-Wink MMA mainstay Donald Cerrone (155.5) against former Ring of Combat champion Edson Barboza (156) and a middleweight clash pairing “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 11 semifinalist Brad Tavares (185) with American Top Team’s Yoel Romero Palacio (185.5).

Three hours prior, Fox Sports 1 will carry six preliminary bouts: Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155.5), Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Seth Baczynski (170.5), Jorge Masvidal (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (156), Estevan Payan (146) vs. Alex White (146), Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Luke Zachrich (185.5) and Jordan Mein (170.5) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (170.5). The three remaining undercard matches will stream to UFC Fight Pass at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT, as Dustin Ortiz (125.5) meets Ray Borg (125.5), Mirsad Bektic (146) battles Chas Skelly (145) and Derrick Lewis (256) faces Jack May (252.5).

UFC ON FOX 11 WEIGH-IN RESULTS

Fabricio Werdum (232.5) vs. Travis Browne (245.5)
Miesha Tate (135.5) vs. Liz Carmouche (135)
Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Edson Barboza (156)
Brad Tavares (185) vs. Yoel Romero Palacio (185.5)
Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155.5)
Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Seth Baczynski (170.5)
Jorge Masvidal (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (156)
Estevan Payan (146) vs. Alex White (146)
Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Luke Zachrich (185.5)
Jordan Mein (170.5) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (170.5)
Dustin Ortiz (125.5) vs. Ray Borg (125.5)
Mirsad Bektic (146) vs. Chas Skelly (145)
Derrick Lewis (256) vs. Jack May (252.5)
view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Fabricio Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell set for UFC 203 heavyweight clash (Yahoo Sports)

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will look to get back on track to regain his championship when he faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 203 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Sept. 10. read news >>

Former Champ Fabricio Werdum Faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 203

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

A mere two weeks after losing the heavyweight title, Fabricio Werdum already has his next fight booked. read news >>

Fabricio Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell set for UFC 203 heavyweight clash (Yahoo Sports)

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will look to get back on track to regain his championship when he faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 203 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Sept. 10. read news >>

Luke Rockhold Thought Fabricio Werdum Was a Joke with his Stupid Face (UFC 199 Video)

  • 25 days ago
  • 174 views

As a UFC champion, Luke Rockhold is not a fan of Fabricio Werdum and the way he carried himself as the UFC heavyweight champion. read news >>

Watch the UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 Weigh-in Streaming Live at 7 PM ET

  • 23 days ago
  • 24 views

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping 2 streaming live from The Forum in Los Angeles on Friday at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. read news >>

UFC 199 Q&A with Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson Video Replay

  • 23 days ago
  • 8 views

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson fielded questions from the fans prior to the official UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 weigh-in on Friday at The Forum in Los Angeles. read news >>

Kimbo Slice 1974-2016

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 views

In combat sports, everybody loves the knockout artist. So it was never any surprise that everybody loved Kimbo Slice, who passed away Monday night at the age of 42. read news >>

Watch Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson Facebook chat

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson stopped by the official UFC live Facebook chat on Wednesday. Watch the entire session now on UFC.com. read news >>

Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Rematch Ready to Go

  • 9 days ago
  • 5 views

The official weigh-ins for Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 took place this afternoon in front of a packed house at the DoubleTree Hotel in Fresno. read news >>

UFC Fight Night Ottawa Weigh-in Results: Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson Official for Saturday’s Main Event

  • 9 days ago
  • 13 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship takes their Octagon to Ottawa, Canada for the first time on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson at TD Place Arena. read news >>