A heavyweight match-up between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum headline today’s UFC on FOX 11 card from the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The winner has been guaranteed a title shot against champion Cain Velasquez.
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UFC on FOX 11 quick results:
MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne by unanimous decision (49-46,50-45 x 2)
- Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
- Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (3:15)
- Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)
- Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
- Alex White def. Estevan Payan by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:28)
- Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (0:44)
- Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 p.m. ET)
- Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly by majority decision (29-27 x 2, 29-28)
- Derrick Lewis def. Jack May by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:23)
UFC on FOX 11 play-by-play:
265 lbs: Derrick Lewis vs. Jack May
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Big leg kick from May, again. Lewis looks meaner if that means anything. Lewis puts him on his back with a double leg. On top in half guard. May holding on, gives a few punches to the body. Coach giving May instructions in the corner. May is able to get to a dominant position on top of Lewis now, who is one one knee. Body lock from May, he drags him back down and takes full mount. Body shots from May. May softening him up with more punches. Lewis explodes out and delivers some big shots from the top. May on his knees, Lewis pushes him over and has half guard, landing punches. May gets to his feet, looking for the shot, Lewis landing big punches, May covering up and Big John is forced to stop it. Huge win for UFC newcomer Lewis. May still on the canvas and is moaning. Lewis is a beast of a man. May seems to have torn his knee in one of the scrambles.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Derrick Lewis def. Jack May by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:23)
145 lbs: Mirsad Bektic vs. Chas Skelly
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Feeling out period. Both guys undefeated. Right hand from Bektic. Skelly flashing the jab. Nice right from Skelly. Skelly shoots in, presses Bektic to the cage. Bektic turns him around. Skelly cunt under his right eye. Foot stomp from Bektic. Ref wants action. Bektic backs out of the clinch. Front kick from Skelly, Bektic counters with punches. Left hook from Bektic scores. Skelly whiffs an overhand right. Skelly shoots, stuffed, rolls to his back. Bektic inside his full guard. Bektic drops two big elbows, another one. Skelly trying to hang on and tie him up. 30 seconds to go. Bektic postures up with a punch, passes to half guard. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Bektic.
Round 2 – One minute in, nothing really landed yet. Skelly blocks a left hook. Nice right to the body from Bektic. Nice right from Skelly, then he shoots in for the single against the cage. Lets it go but lands a couple rights on the break. Bektic ties him up now against the cage, looks for the single, lets it go, remaining clinched, pressing Skelly against the cage. Skelly tries turning him around, Bektic escapes to the center. Nice right on the chin from Skelly hurts Bektic. Skelly lands a big knee to the face while Bektic has one hand on the ground. He then throws and lands another knee while the hand is down. Time is called and the ref takes a point from Skelly. Bektic wants to continue and he has 3 minutes to recover according to the ref. Bektic was pretty wobbly once he got up. Here we go… Right from Skelly. Bektic shoots, stuffed, Skelly lands a knee to the body, then backs right out and squares back up. He dodges a combo from Bektic. Skelly flashes a front kick before the bell. PMN sees the round 9-9 due to the point deduction (Skelly would have won the round). Bektic’s corner says he won the round.
Round 3 – Jab from Bektic. Jab from Bektic, he shoots under a Skelly jab, then picks him up for a big slam. Bektic is now on top inside full guard. Moves to half guard. Skelly scrambles, briefly looks for a kimura, now has Bektic’s back with one hook in. 2 minutes to go. Bektic shakes Skelly off and is now on top in half guard. Skelly back to his feet and they square up. Skelly stalking. Lands a right. Left hook from Bektic. He shoots and gets the takedown. Skelly looking for a leglock. Bektic rolls out and briefly looks for a footlock. They trade punches on the ground before the bell. Both get up and raise their hands. PMN sees the round 10-9 Bektic and the fight 29-27 for Bektic
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly by majority decision (29-27 x 2, 29-28)
125 lbs: Ray Borg vs. Dustin Ortiz
Round 1 – Ortiz with a nice beard. No glove touch. Ortiz takes the center, throws a jab, shoots in and presses Borg to the cage. Knees to the body. Borg jumps on a guillotine position but not holding it tight. Ortiz puts him on his back. Ortiz inside full guard. Moves to half guard. Borg trying to get up. Borg switches to top control now, holding both Ortiz’s legs. Body shots from Ortiz as Borg holding him down. Elbows from Ortiz to the side. Big body shots from Ortiz. Borg picks him up for a slam, jumps on Ortiz’s back, no hooks in yet. Ortiz ends up on top with a front headlock. Knee to the chest from Ortiz. Another one. Body shots from Ortiz. Borg grabs a single to get to his feet. He slams Ortiz again, jumps on Ortiz’s back once again but Ortiz is able to reverse quickly and has top control inside full guard. Nice body shots from Ortiz. Moves to half guard. Borg up and fires off a couple shots before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Ortiz.
Round 2 – Body kick from Borg. Misses a wheel kick. Left hook from Ortiz, clinches up Borg against the cage. Knees to body and thighs from Ortiz. They turn each other around. Another few knees from Ortiz to the body, staying busy. Ortiz with a body lock takedown, lands in side control. Ortiz working the elbow strikes. Borg gets half guard, gets to his feet, trips Ortiz and takes Ortiz’s back with a body triangle. Borg looking for the choke, lets it go and lands a few punches. Ortiz with two hands on one wrist now preventing the choke. One minute to go. Ortiz gets to his feet, taking instruction from his corner. Nice crank position as it goes to the ground. Ortiz gets free of it but Borg stays on his back until the end of the round. PMN has the round 10-9 for Borg.
Round 3 – Very important round for both guys. Nice jab from Ortiz, body shot, lands a head kick, clinched. Ortiz presses him to the cage. Knees from Ortiz. Ortiz gets some distance, big leg kick. Nice body combo from Ortiz. He catches Borg’s body kick and gives him a leg kick in return. Nice body kick from Ortiz. Leg kick Borg. Borg switching stances. Jumping knee from Borg, clinch. Body lock from Ortiz. Half the round down. Ortiz bleeding from his nose after that flying knee. Ortiz with the jab. Clinch, knee from Ortiz. Again. Knee from Borg and he is able to get Ortiz to his butt. Ortiz lands some elbows as Borg fights to keep him down. Borg jumps on his back, but Ortiz gets out the back and is landing some nice hammerfists and elbows. Borg gets a back bodylock , and gets another slam. Just holding him there right now. PMN sees the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Dustin Ortiz. Close though.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
170 lbs: Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick Mein. Leg kick returned from Perpetuo. Big leg kick from Mein. Jab to the body from Perpetuo. Mein fires back with a couple punches. Leg kick from Perpetuo. Mein gets a single leg takedown rather easily. Now on top inside full guard, lands a left hand, elbows to the gut. Body punches from Mein as he postures up. Perpetuo ties Mein up in half guard. Mein with a left, and a couple more. Perpetuo sweeps, gets to his feet. Left hook, knee to the face from Mein. Big leg kick. PMN sees it 10-9 for Mein.
Round 2 – Leg kick Mein. Leg kick from Perpetuo. Mein just misses with a big right elbow as Perpetuo ducks it. Big leg kick from Mein. Front kick upstairs from Mein. Leg kick. Body jab. Hook combo from Mein. Nice left-right from Mein. Body jab. Mein with the takedown. On top in half guard. Perpetuo sits up then gets up and they square up. Left from Mein. Left hook from Perpetuo. Mein’s footwork and angles looking really good. Avoiding a lot of shots. Perpetuo getting frustrated. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Mein.
Round 3 – Perpetuo looking aggressive. Lead left hook from Mein, again, followed by a right low kick. Inside leg kick from Mein. Mein shoots and gets Perpetuo on his back. Mein on top in half guard. Perpetuo goes for a leglock, straight kneebar locked up. Mein gets free of the leglock but ends up on bottom with Perpetuo in half guard. Perpetuo bleeding from under his eye. Mein gets to his feet. Perpetuo goading him, putting his hands down and calling him on. Left right from Perpetuo, rocks Mein with a hook. Mein shoots, sprawl from Perpetuo. They stay tied up until the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Perpetuo but the fight 29-28 for Mein.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
185 lbs: Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich
Round 1 – No glove touch. Leg kick from Zachrich. Left hook. Leg kick from Zachrich. Left and right hooks from Caio, then a knee up the center. Caio lands a body shot and a big right and Zachrich goes down, covering up, looks hurt and Big John stops the fight. Caio was throwing bombs with every shot.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (0:44)
145 lbs: Estevan Payan vs. Alex White
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Nice body kick from Payan. Leg kick. He catches White’s body kick. Lets it go. Body kick from White, front kick. Right to the body. Body kick from Payan. Nice body kick from White. Body shot from Payan. Body jab. Nice left from White, he drops Payan with a left and finishes him off with right punches. Ref stops it. Great showing from Alex White in his UFC debut. Couldn’t ask for a better debut in the big show.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alex White def. Estevan Payan by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:28)
155 lbs: Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal
Round 1 – Masvidal comes out quickly side kick to the leg. Leg kick from Healy. Again. Side kick to knee from Masvidal. Counter right from Masvidal as Healy tries to get inside. He pushes Healy aside as he tries to clinch up. Leg kick Healy. Body kick from Masvidal. Two right counters from Masvidal. Healy lands a right in return and shoots in for a single. Masvidal holding a standing guillotine position, lands a couple elbows. Healy still working for the single. Masvidal pulls out. Side kick to thigh again. Healy shoots in again against the cage. Healy gets him down and lands a couple rights as Masvidal gets back up. Body shot from Healy as he’s still all over Masvidal against the cage. Elbow from Masvidal on the break. Head kick from Masvidal. Low kick from Healy. Body kick from Masvidal, right counter hook. Jumping knee as Healy shoots in. Masvidal sprawls, back to the feet. They trade a few kicks before the bell. Close round. PMN sees it 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 2 – Couple lefts to the body before Healy shoots in against the cage. Couple elbows to the side of the head from Masvidal. Knee to the body from Masvidal, he turns Healy around and backs out. Big right from Masvidal, then a nice jab. Another. Leg kick Healy. Right from Masvidal. Side kick to the leg. Nice combo from Masvidal. Right hook. Healy goes for the single again against the cage. Masvidal backs out, lands a left counter. Spin kick to the head from Masvidal, lands a punch combo. Does a little dancing. Left hook from Healy, then he gets a takedown. Masvidal gets right up but Healy still on him with a body lock from the back. Knee to thigh. Couple knees from Masvidal. Healy shoots in. He presses Healy to the cage and backs out to get striking distance. He lands a couple shots before Healy gets hold of him again against the cage. Masvidal turns him around before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Masvidal.
Round 3 – Three right hands from Masvidal as Healy gets in, clinches up and puts Masvidal against the cage. Masvidal turns him around, lands a knee to the body and backs out. Head kick, then a body kick from Masvidal. Right from Healy as he clinches up. Masvidal turns him around, Healy turns Masvidal around but he lands and elbow and backs out. Couple punches from Masvidal. Healy gets a body lock from the back and suplexes Masvidal, they scramble as they fight for top control. Masvidal ends up on top. Healy backs to the cage. Healy gets to his knees, then feet. Masvidal gets the takedown now with 1:20 to go. Masvidal gets a body lock from the back as Healy gets up. Now Healy looking for a single. Masvidal elbows him in the buttocks. Healy now pressing him to the cage, body shots. Masvidal with a couple knees, backs out. Tough fight. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Masvidal.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy by unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
170 lbs: Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski
Round 1 – Body kick from Seth. Front kick to the body. Left hook Alves, leg kick. High kick from Seth blocked. Front kick from Seth to the body. Leg kick Alves. Again. Leg kick Seth. Inside leg kick from Alves. Outside leg kick. Seth shoots in, stuffed. Backs out. Leg kick Alves. Right hand from Seth. Good footwork from Seth. Uppercut from Seth scores. Leg kick from Alves. Seth gives one back. Big leg kick from Alves. Left from Seth. Alves just goes over the head with a high kick. They trade punches. Alves lands a nice left, getting inside. Front kick from Seth. Leg kick Seth. Right hook from Alves. Front kick Seth. Leg kick. Seth bleeding from over his right eye. Body kick, right hand from Alves. Right to the body from Seth. Big leg kick from Alves. Inside leg kick from Alves. Big body kick, knee from Alves. Left hook and a huge leg kick from Alves. PMN sees it 10-9 Alves.
Round 2 – Nice right from Seth. Leg kick inside from Alves. Big leg kick outside from Alves. Seth shoots in, stuffed. More leg kicks from Alves, inside and out. He goes high, then a body kick. Seth’s movement slowed down a lot from those leg kicks. Jab from Seth. Leg kick Alves. Right hand from Seth. Right from Alves. Body kick Alves. Leg kick Alves inside. Knee from Alves, right from Seth in the clinch. Left jab from Alves. Seth lands a couple nice right hands. Clinches up but Alves backs out. Nice body kick from Alves. Spinning backfist from Seth is blocked. Alves nose bleeding. Inside leg kick from Alves. Both guys throwing heat in the pocket. Leg kick Alves. Another one. Nice jab from Seth. Leg kick Alves buckles the leg. Jab from Seth. Alves keeping the pressure on. Leg kick Alves. Right hand. Great action. PMN sees it 10-9 Alves.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Seth checked. Body kick Alves. Left hook. Counter right from Seth, he shoots, stuffed. Seth backs out. Leg kick Alves. Alves chops the back leg out from under Seth. Jab from Seth, more jabs as Alves fires back. Seth shoots in against the cage but can’t get Alves down. Leg kick Alves. Nice right from Seth followed by a few jabs. Right counter from Alves. Again, right on the button. Body kick. Seth shoots, presses Alves to the cage. Backs out. They go back to striking. Nice left hook, then a body hook and a right upstairs, followed by a body kick from Alves. Seth shoots, stuffed. Alves backs out. Leg kick inside from Alves. Again. Couple nice jabs from Seth but Alves lands a big one of his own followed by knees in the clinch. Seth presses him to the cage. Alves backs away, leg kick, body kick. Leg kick Alves. Again. Couple jabs from Seth. He ducks a head kick attempt before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Alves.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
155 lbs: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Round 1 – Dos Anjos covers up against a punch combo. Left jab from Khabib. Body kick and a left hook from dos Anjos as Khabib picks him up with a bodylock takedown. Dos Anjos gets to his feet as Khabib hangs onto a single. Khabib gets him back down briefly. Now pressing Dos Anjos to the cage. Knee from Dos Anjos on the break. Body kick from Dos Anos, high kick follows, blocked. Khabib rushes in and gets another takedown. Dos Anjos looking for a kimura. Khabib in half guard on top but Dos Anjos gets to his feet. Khabib hanging on the single with 90-seconds left. Now pressing Dos Anjos to the cage, knee to thigh. Knee from Dos Anjos on the break. Uppercut from Khabib on the break, goes back for the single but Dos Anjos defends. Nice lead uppercut from Dos Anjos scores, then a body kick. Left hook to the body from Dos Anjos. Body kick from Khabib. Right hook exchange before the bell. Close round, but PMN sees it 10-9 for Nurmagomedov.
Round 2 – Leg kick Dos Anjos. Right from Khabib. Body kick from Khabib. Lead left hook from Khabib. Great transition to the shot and puts Dos Anjos on his back. Dos Anjos holding a guillotine from half butterfly guard. Khabib is free as Dos Anjos gets to one knee. Khabib hanging on him, trying to keep him on the ground. Knees from Khabib. He puts Dos Anjos on his back again, Khabib on top in half guard. Dos Anjos gets full guard. Ref wants work. Khabib with punches and elbows, moves to half guard briefly. Ref wants work, crowd boos. Khabib with more punches, stands over Dos Anjos and looking for the big shot before the bell. Dos Anjos pops up at the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Khabib. Dos Anjos’ corner tells him he lost both rounds. I like the honesty.
Round 3 – Body kicks from Dos Anjos blocked. Lands the next one though. Clinched against the cage, Khabib turns him around and drops for the single. Khabib avoids the takedown. Body shots from Dos Anjos. He keeps on the pressure. Body kick from Dos Anjos, he shoots in, great judo throw from Khabib, now on top in half guard. Body shot from the top. 2 minutes to go. Dos Anjos wraps Khabib up in full guard. Khabib now in half guard. Dos Anjos gets to his knees briefly. Khabib puts him on his back again and stays busy enough not to get stood up. He postures up with big punches before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Nurmagomedov.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Khabib is now 6-0 in the UFC and 22-0 in his pro MMA career.
185 lbs: Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares
Round 1 – Two big middleweights. Right hand from Tavares. Front kick Romero. Leg kick Romero. Side kick to thigh. Body kick. Side kick to the leg. They trade leg kick/slaps. Straight left and left hands in the clinch from Romero, then takes Tavares down face first. Tavares gets up looking for a single, Romero looking for a standing kimura. Uses it to gain the advantage, and gets a beautiful bodylock/trip takedown, landing in side mount. Tavares gives up his back, gets to his feet. Romero holding him from the back, kicking the back of his legs. Knees to the backs of the thighs now, he drags him to his knees. Tavares back to his feet, Romero still holding him from behind, throws a couple knees. Tavares gets free and lands a big left and a knee.Tavares ties up with Romero and Romero takes him down again, muscling him face first down. Tavares turns it into a single leg of his own. Romero uses that kimura to turn him over. Tavares looking for the leg from his knees. Great action. PMN has it 10-9 for Romero.
Round 2 – Coach Ray Sefo telling Tavares that Romero is already tired. Romero shows a right, then immediately puts Tavares on his back, now in side mount. Tavares is able to get to his feet. Romero looks for a head kick. Tavares tries to counter with a knee. Right hand from Tavares, then a leg kick. He backs Romero up with a right. Left elbow from Romero catches Tavares coming in and Tavares is bleeding from the left side of his forehead. Romero hops in with a big left hand that connects, shoots in, Romero lands a left and a right, goes back to pressing Tavares against the cage. Tavares’ forehead is a bloody mess. Tavares looking for the takedown now. Bit of a stalemate as they are both holding the single. Romero uses that kimura to roll him over, back up, Romero with a punch combo. Flying knee from Tavares, eats a right hand as his welcoming committee. Romero presses him to the cage looking for the single. Dirty boxing. PMN sees it 10-9 Romero.
Round 3 – Touch gloves and a hug and a smile from Romero. Tavares looks for a high kick. Side kick to thigh from Romero. Tavares shoots, stuffed, Romero pays him back with a couple knees. Romero pressing him to the cage. Back to the center. Right hook from Tavares. One two from Tavares. Leg kick. They trade kicks. Side kick to the leg from Romero. Right hand from Tavares. Step in left hand from Romero. Leg kick Tavares. HUGE takedown from Romero and Tavares goes flying through the air. He gets to his feet though but Romero is still on him pressing him against the cage. Ref separates them with 60 seconds to go. Romero slips a nice punch combo. Leg kick Romero. Left hand from Romero then a body lock takedown, drops a couple elbows before the bell. PMN sees the round 10-9 and 30-27 for Romero.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
155 lbs: Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone
Round 1 – Leg kick and three right hands from Barboza force Cerrone to look for a takedown, presses Barboza to the cage. He backs out. Leg kick from Barboza, overhand right. Jab from Barboza. Leg kick Cerrone. Left jab, straight right from Barboza, front kick. Right from Cerrone, nice quick elbow from Barboza. Big leg kick. Jab from Cerrone. Right from Cerrone but Barboza fires back and gets Cerrone’s attention. Leg kick Cerrone. Barboza seems to have the power advantage. Cerrone leg kick. Ncie left from Cerrone on the chin. Barboza fires right back and lands 2 or 3 nice punches. Cerrone eats them. Spinning back kick to the body from Cerrone. Jab from Barboza. Body kick. Left hook to the body. Cerrone checks a kick, lands a quick couple jabs. This is a FIGHT guys. Cerrone knocks Barboza down with a quick left jab, jumps on his back and chokes him out. Barboza taps. OMG!!!! Holy Sh*t guys!! Holy f*cking sh*t! He dropped him with a jab! MMA is MMAmazing that you can do that to someone and end a fight so quickly after eating so many big shots. In only a little over 3 minutes that was Fight of the Night in my book. Great back and forth action.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (3:15)
135 lbs: Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate
Round 1 – No glove touch. Jab from Miesha. Leg kick from Liz. Front kick follows. Front kick from Tate. They tie up, Liz pushes her to the cage. Tate turns her around. Liz with a body lock, turns her around and dumps her on her butt. Elbow to the back from Tate. Tate softening her up with punches and Liz punches her thighs. Liz punches her in the body as she tries to hold her down. Tate gets to her feet. Liz hanging on her from behind, knees to the back of her thighs. Liz dumps her on her butt once again. Tate looking for a standing kimura. Liz gets free of it and still holding on. Big knee to the back of the thigh. Tate looking for that arm again, but Liz gets out and lands on top with a trip. Liz inside guard as bell sounds. PMN sees it 10-9 for Carmouche.
Round 2 – Overhand right from Liz. Miesha throws a punch combo but Liz shoots in and presses her to the cage. Knee to the body from Tate. Tate turns her around and looking for the single. Knee to the thigh from Tate, then to the body. Tate lands a couple punches, front kick and a left hand. Liz shoots in, presses her to the cage. Liz gets the takedown. Tate right back up as Liz holds on, dumps her again on her butt. Tate trying to get to her feet. Liz on top in half guard. Tate is able to use a front headlock to het to her feet, now cranking on a guillotine, although it’s across the chin, not her neck. Tate drops down for the choke, looks like it may be under the neck now. Liz rolls but Tate is on top now. Liz gets to her feet and is able to get a body lock again from the back. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Liz, Tate lands a counter-combo. Tate gets the takedown. Liz lands a couple elbows, gets to her feet but Tate drags her back down, lands in side mount. Carmouche trying to use the cage to walk out of this. Carmouche gets to half guard. Tate is able to get Carmouche’s back, landing some punches. Tate briefly looks for a neck crank, lets it go and lands more punches and elbows. 2 minutes to go. Tate trying to get that arm under her chin for the choke. Both hooks in now from Tate. Liz gets to her feet and tries to shake Tate off but Tate has the choke locked under her chin now but Liz is able to pull it off. Tate threatens for an armbar, but ends up on top throwing punches. She stands over her throwing punches before the bell. PMN sees the round 10-9 for Tate, but the fight 29-28 for Carmouche. This last round could be a 10-8 and it could end in a draw… or the judges may give the second round to Tate and she wins. Could go either way.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
265 lbs: Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum
Round 1 – Don’t blink. Leg kick from Browne, Werdum with a one two. Browne goes over the head of Werdum with a high kick. Werdum scores in the pocket. Big overhand right from Browne. Browne hurts him with another punch and Werdum goes for a leg, Browne gets up but Werdum gets a takedown and we’ve never seen him on his back in the UFC. Werdum on top inside half guard. Body shots from Werdum. Werdum with head shots, softening him up. Browne tries to spring up and succeeds on the second attempt. Front kick from Browne. Left hook from Browne. Jab from Werdum. Browne whiffs an uppercut. Leg kick Werdum. Browne with same. Big body kick from Werdum. Browne taunts him. Nice punch combo from Werdum. Leg kick Werdum. Browne catches the kick and lets it go. Wheelkick to the head of Werdum scores. Werdum lands a nice punch combo that halts Browne. Big uppercut from Werdum snaps the head back of Browne. Spinning back kick from Werdum to the body. Werdum tags him with big punches against the cage. Bell sounds possible saving Browne. Do NOT SLEEP on WERDUM!!! PMN has it 10-9 Werdum.
Round 2 – Low kick from Werdum to the groin. Right hand, leg kick from Werdum. Body kick. Inside leg kick buckles the leg. Head kick from Browne. Werdum rolls his eyes and kicks him HARD to the body. Werdum scores a takedown and is going for his back against the cage. Werdum cranks the neck, Browne turns, and Werdum has him flattened out and is on top in half guard. Browne breathing very deep. Werdum passes to side mount. Werdum softens him up with a couple punches. Hammerfist. Browne with his feet on the cage. Knees to the side of Browne, he drops elbows and hammerfists. Nice ground and pound continues from Werdum. Werdum looking for an arm. Browne is able to explode to his feet. Right hand from Werdum. Side kick from Browne. Jab from Browne, right hand. Side kick Werdum. Both guys have slowed. Nice jab from Werdum. Browne definitely more tired it seems though he lands a nice hook, and a right hand. Browne looks for a single and Werdum looks for a wheel kick. Knee before the bell by Werdum. PMN sees it 10-9 Werdum.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Werdum. Browne with a right. Body kick and punch combo from Werdum scores big. Jab from Werdum. Left counter. Nice leg kick, spinning backfist scores. Jab. Right hand. Jab from Browne. Werdum looks for a spinning leg sweep and Browne pushes him over. Werdum calls him down. No way. Werdum back up and fires back with a body kick. Left and a big right from Browne. Thai plum and knees from Werdum. Travis covers up. Werdum backs up and then shoots in for another takedown. Browne back up as they wrestle in the clinch. Both guys looking exhausted. Right from Browne. Spinning backfist from Werdum scores. Leaping knee to the chin from Werdum, Browne bleeding from his nose now. High kick attempt from Werdum. Front kick from Browne. Big body kick from Werdum. Werdum being very patient. Lg kick, right hand, head kick scores from Werdum. Amazing performance from Werdum. PMN sees the round 10-9 for the Brazilian.
Round 4 – Double jab from Werdum, big leg kick, now inside. More jabs from Werdum. Another. Another. Front kick and a big right hand from Werdum. Big body kick from Werdum, jab. Kick to the groin from Browne. Time out is called. Werdum looks for a single, Browne gets out but he eats a punch or two. Browne walks into a one two combo. Overhand right from Browne, again. Werdum mostly dodges it and smiles at him. Jab from Browne quick and stiff. Right hand from Werdum. Overhand right from Browne lands on the shoulder. PMN sees it 10-9 Werdum.
Round 5 – Rafael Cordeiro wants Werdum to finish him. Werdum gets a takedown but Browne right back up. Jab from Browne. Front kick, again. Jab from Werdum. Again. Nice couple rights from Werdum. Jab. Leg kick from Browne. Stiff jab from Werdum, again. Werdum shoots, stuffed. Jab from Werdum. Three jabs and a right from Werdum, all connecting. Nice big right from Werdum, again. Browne’s face bloodied up, he wipes at it. Browne looks at the clock and pays for it by eating a big punch combo and a body kick. Head kick from Browne scores. Werdum just eats it and lands a jab. Coaches yelled, “Do this for your kids Travis”. Big one two from Werdum. Big jab. Left hook from Browne. Under a minute to go. Good footwork from Werdum. Wheel kick from Browne lands on the shoulder. They trade jabs. Left hook from Browne. Werdum avoids the final few shots from Browne at the 10 second mark. Browne is bloodied and beaten. PMN sees it a total wipeout 10-9 for the round and 50-45 for the fight. Most definitely fight of the night.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne by unanimous decision (49-46,50-45 x 2)