UFC on Fox 11: Werdum vs. Browne Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

A complete contrast of styles headlines the card for UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando, Fla. The crushing and destructive nature of Travis "Hapa" Browne meets the calculated grappling and submission expertise of Fabricio Werdum.

The winner stands a great chance of being next in line for heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

The rest of the main card features some big names and intriguing matchups. Here's how you can watch every minute of the action and predictions for each bout.

Just beneath the predictions is a closer look at the main card bouts.


Weight class
Fighter   Fighter Prediction

Method

  Main Card   (Fox) 8 p.m. ET    
Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne  Browne  KO
Women's Bantamweight Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche  Carmouche Decision 
Lightweight Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza  Barboza KO 
Middleweight Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero  Romero TKO 
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1) 5 p.m. ET
Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov  Nurmagomedov Decision 
Welterweight Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski  Alves  TKO
Lightweight Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy  Healy  Decision
Featherweight Estevan Payan vs. Alex White  White Submission 
Middleweight Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich  Magalhaes Decision
Welterweight Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo  Perpetuo Decision 
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass) at 3:30 p.m. ET
Flyweight Dustin Ortiz vs. Ray Borg  Ortiz  TKO
Featherweight Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly  Bektic Decision 
Heavyweight Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May  Lewis  KO 

Romero's Striking and Physical Strength Will Wear Down Tavares

Brad Tavares is a sharp and balanced professional fighter, but the physical advantage Yoel Romero possesses over him will be too much to overcome.

As strikers go, Romero is one of the scariest in the promotion.

Every shot threatens to steal his opponent's consciousness. What's best about Romero is that he doesn't sell out with his energy early. He'll walk Tavares down, thwart the necessary takedown attempts and stop him late.

Cerrone-Barboza: There Will Be Blood

The Donald Cerrone-Edson Barboza bout will be violent, explosive and delightful to hardcore fans of striking in the sport.

Cerrone is a dangerous man on his feet and as a grappler, but Barboza's speed and suddenness gives him the edge. Some might remember when Cerrone was nearly stopped by Melvin Guillard in Aug. 2012.

Guillard rocked the Cowboy badly, but he didn't have the poise, presence or stamina to finish the job.

Barboza brings even more explosive striking to the table, a higher fighting IQ and more stamina. He won't be gassed after a furious first round.

His skills have evolved over the years. His nasty leg kicks are just one part of his arsenal. Damon Martin of Fox Sports expounds:

With a devastating array of leg kicks that have crippled two past opponents to the point where the fight had to be stopped, Barboza is ready to test his striking against Cerrone, but make no mistake this isn't a kickboxing match despite everyone's grand plans for how this unfolds.

Barboza has worked tirelessly over the last few years to become a true mixed martial artist, so as much as he loves the knockout, he's going to take whatever openings Cerrone gives him.

Look for him to stop the Cowboy in the second round with something memorable.

Carmouche's Strength and Wrestling Will Break Tate

I love Tate's spirit and Carmouche is a warrior, but let's be honest, this fight shouldn't be part of the main card. Neither woman has won anything in the UFC. The loser may very well get a pink slip.

How's that a formula for the top of the card?

I digress. Tate doesn't possess enough technical skills as a grappler to overcome Carmouche's advantage in strength. Look for Carmouche to close distance and dominate from top position.

Hapa Will Catch Werdum With a Big Shot

That sub-headline was pretty basic. Reason being, the end of this fight won't require a ton of explanation. Fabricio Werdum won't find it as easy as some believe to take Travis Browne down. 

Because of Browne's recent KO victories over Josh Barnett and Gabriel Gonzaga, many have forgotten how good a wrestler he is.

He won't be taken off his feet easily, or without a barrage of elbows to discourage Werdum from shooting the legs.

As Werdum attempts to show his improved stand-up game, he'll get rocked by a bomb from the 6'7" heavyweight, and the night will be over.

To make things worse, Browne is a bit peeved at Werdum for breaking an unwritten rule in the sport. Per Evelyn Rodrigues and Ivan Raupp of Portuguese publication Combate.com, Browne is looking to make Werdum pay for discussing details of a past training session:

I believe he was disrespectful. I don't talk about people who sparred with me in the past about how it was, how I performed, how they performed and anything like that. He made his choice. The funny thing to me is that this happened four and a half years ago. I hope he's a different fighter from the one he was that time. If he thinks that I'm the same fighter that I was, he's in trouble.

The last time we saw this situation was the Daniel Cormier-Patrick Cummins bout from UFC 170. That didn't work out so well for Cummins, we'll see if its any different for Werdum.

Follow me. I did combat sports.

@BMaziqueFPBR

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on Fox 21 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

  • 3 days ago
  • 10 views

The UFC takes the Octagon north of the border this Saturday, August 27, for UFC on Fox 21. The event will be headlined by a welterweight contest between top contenders Carlos Condit and Demian Maia. read news >>

UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More

  • 9 days ago
  • 17 views

One of the UFC's most anticipated rematches is finally here. At UFC 202 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Conor McGregor will have his opportunity to avenge his loss to Nick Diaz. To say this is a heat read news >>

Diaz vs. McGregor 2: Weigh-In Info, Top Comments Before UFC 202

  • 9 days ago
  • 19 views

Tempers flared at the UFC 202 weigh-in on Friday night, as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor came perilously close to exchanging blows ahead of their mouth-watering rematch on Saturday. Diaz brought the e read news >>

UFC 202 Fight Card: PPV Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Diaz vs. McGregor 2

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

There might not be a title on the line at UFC 202, but the stakes are still incredibly high. The main event, of course, will put Conor McGregor's star power on the line as he looks to avenge his only read news >>

Diaz vs. McGregor 2: UFC 202 Main Event Odds, Predictions and Tale of the Tape

  • 9 days ago
  • 22 views

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor both have a lot on the line as they prepare for their hyped rematch in the main event of UFC 202 on Saturday night. Diaz won the first meeting between the outspoken stars read news >>

UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem Early Main Card Preview and Predictions

  • 7 days ago
  • 14 views

After an epic month highlighted by a dramatic main event in UFC 202, the UFC is looking forward to an action-packed September with a card on every Saturday in the month. The biggest, of course, is it read news >>

UFC 202 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 21

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC 202 is in the books. The results are as follows, per Bleacher Report's Craig Amos: UFC 202 Main Card Conor McGregor def. Nate Diaz, majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) Anthony Johnson def. Gl read news >>

UFC 202 Fantasy Rewind: What you got right & wrong

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC fans made their predictions ahead of UFC 202 - but were they correct? We look at all the prefight picks and see what really happened on fight night. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Road to the Octagon Video: Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia

  • 6 days ago
  • 34 views

In the thrilling five-round UFC on FOX 21 main event, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit returns to the Octagon to face BJJ ace Demian Maia. read news >>

UFC on Fox 21 Road to the Octagon Video: Anthony Pettis vs. Charles Oliveira

  • 6 days ago
  • 18 views

The UFC on Fox 21 co-main event features former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis making his featherweight debut against aggressive finisher Charles Oliveira. read news >>