Celebrating its 11th event on national television, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has assembled a stacked card for 'UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne', Saturday, April 19 at the Away Center in Orlando, Fla. According to a Feb. 13 Orlando Sentinel report, fight fans can purchase pre-sale tickets before they become available to the public via Ticket Master (Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. EST).
MMA fans will be treated to a great night of fights on April 19, as the UFC has not only put together the best fight card of the year, but the results of these bouts could affect the landscape of four UFC divisions.
In the main event of the night, former Strikeforce champion (17-5-1) Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum puts his 3-fight win streak on the line against rising heavyweight superstar, (16-1-1) Travis "Hapa" Browne, in a UFC title-elimination bout.
"There's no other option," said the 31-year-old Hawaiian during an exclusive interview with Examiner.com. "When you look at it on paper, there's no way that somebody else is going to jump in before me and him to fight for the title."
With career victories over Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Antonio Silva, Alistair Overeem and others, the 36-year-old Brazilian believes his reach disadvantage will not be as much of a factor as other facets on the night of the fight.
"I believe experience will play a huge role in this fight come April 19," Werdum shared with Examiner.com during a Feb. 12 UFC media lunch in Orlando. "Travis Browne is a great fighter, but lacks grappling experience, and is not a BJJ specialist by any means. He's very dangerous on his feet, but my camp and I also know his cardio is something we can exploit."
But that's not all the UFC on FOX 11 card has to offer, as the return of MMA's premier organization to the Sunshine State has something for everyone. In the co-main event of the evening, former UFC title-contenders, (13-5) Miesha "Cupcake" Tate and (8-4) Liz "Girlrilla" Carmouche collide in a highly entertaining women's bantamweight clash.
Finally, the lightweight bout everyone is labeling "Lock for Fight of the Night" honors, as (22-6-0, 1 NC) Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone puts his finishing skills to the test when he faces high-flying Brazilian sensation, (13-1) Edson "Junior" Barboza.
Here's a look at the complete UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne (Orlando) fight card (Courtesy of UFC.com):
- Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne - Heavyweight division
- Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche - Women's bantamweight division
- Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza - Lightweight division
- Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero - Middleweight division
- Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy - Lightweight division
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov - Lightweight division
- Josh Samman vs. Caio Magalhaes - Middleweight division
- Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski - Welterweight division
- Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Jordan Mein - Welterweight division