UFC on FOX 11: Werdum dominates Browne, TUF Nations finale recap

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Werdum completely destroys Browne in Heavyweight title eliminator belt, Tate defeats Carmouche

After through massive trouble at the beginning of the opening round, Fabricio Werdum forced Travis Browne to concede the first takedown of his UFC career and begun hitting him like a sand bag that can’t really hit back. We all know Browne has some serious power, but he lacked of conditioning and he’s not used to fighting pass the first few minutes of the first round as most of his fights ended before that.

While Browne showed that he’s nothing more than typical Heavyweight fighter with a lot of power but gets tired very quickly, Werdum impressed the world by proving that he’s an all-rounder besides just a dangerous grappler. He could take Browne down easily, he’s very quick for an above 205-pounder, he can keep his pace up to about the 4th round and his striking performance was better than the striker. Werdum will fight Cain Velasquez next for the UFC Heavyweight title and I believe Werdum might just bring the belt back to Brazil.

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Miesha Tate defeated Liz Camouche in a rather boring fight. Not being sexist, but this one’s really nothing much. Tate had to survive a shaky first round until she got that guillotine choke attempt at the end of the second, and the third, she landed a significant punch and got Camouche’s back. And that’s all it took for the unanimous decision victory.

In the battle between two strikers, Donald Cerrone came out the winner after, surprisingly, getting a submission out of the flashy Edson Barboza. It really looked like Barboza was going to win the battle on standup at first as he was throwing and landing plenty of combinations including spinning back kicks. But one sudden strong straight jab from Cerrone was enough to drop Barboza. Cerrone went in straight to take Barboza’s back while he’s still recovering, apply the RND and forced the tapout. What a turn around it was.

UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs.Browne – Full Results

Fight of the Night: Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski
Performance of the Night: Donald Cerrone and Alex White

Main Card

Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne | Decision (unanimous) | 5 rounds
Women’s Bantamweight: Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza | Submission (rear-naked choke) | R1 3:15
Middleweight: Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds

Preliminary Card

Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael dos Anjos | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Welterweight: Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Lightweight: Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Featherweight: Alex White def. Estevan Payan | TKO (punches) | R1 1:28
Middleweight: Caio Magalhães def. Luke Zachrich | TKO (punches) | R1 0:44
Welterweight: Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpétuo | Decision (split) | 3 rounds
Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg | Decision (split) | 3 rounds
Featherweight: Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly | Decision (majority) | 3 rounds
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis def. Jack May | TKO (punches) | R1 4:23

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale (UFC Fight Night: Bispring vs. Kennedy)

It was the first season of yet another spinoff of TUF (The Ultimate Fighter), and this one’s nation against nation, Australia versus Canada and the latter wins it all. Both Welterweight and Middleweight tournament finals were all Canadian, with Chad Laprise and Elias Theodorou crowed champions respectively. Even the fight between the coaches of the nations was won by Canada’s Patrick Cote, who was fighting in front of his literal home crowd of Quebec, defeating Australia’s Kyle Noke. Australia’s now gotta prove that they’re no pushovers from now on.

On the main event of the night, United States’ Tim Kennedy won by unanimous decision after dominating United Kingdom’s Michael Bispring on the ground for almost every one of the 5 rounds they’ve gone through. Bispring seemed too conservative, and afraid of Kennedy’s takedown, to be able to form any kind of meaningful attack. Despite Bispring’s good takedown defense, Kennedy’s Shinya Aoki-like style of grappling was able to hug Bispring to eventual takedowns and full mount, which Kennedy landed with plenty of significant pounding at a few occasions. Kennedy also got Bispring in trouble once on standup. Simply put, a well deserved win for the American soldier.

Full Results

(Source: Wikipedia)

Fight of the Night: Dustin Poirier vs. Akira Corassani
Performance of the Night: KJ Noons and Ryan Jimmo

Main Card

Middleweight: Tim Kennedy def. Michael Bisping | Decision (unanimous) | 5 rounds
Welterweight: Patrick Côté def. Kyle Noke | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Middleweight: Elias Theodorou def. Sheldon Westcott | TKO (punches and elbows) | R2 4:41
Welterweight: Chad Laprise def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier | Decision (split) | 3 rounds
Featherweight: Dustin Poirier def. Akira Corassani | TKO (punches) | R2 0:42

Preliminary Card

Welterweight: KJ Noons def. Sam Stout | KO (punches) | R1 0:30
Women’s Bantamweight: Sarah Kaufman def. Leslie Smith | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Jimmo def. Sean O’Connell | KO (punches) | R1 4:27
Bantamweight: George Roop def. Dustin Kimura | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Lightweight: Mark Bocek def. Mike De La Torre | Decision (split) | 3 rounds
Middleweight: Nordine Taleb def. Vik Grujic | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Welterweight: Richard Walsh def. Chris Indich | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds
Bantamweight: Mitch Gagnon def. Tim Gorman | Decision (unanimous) | 3 rounds

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