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Complete Coverage Of UFC On FOX 11, Including Play-By-Play

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Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne.

Tonight’s card comes to us from the Amway Center in Orlando.

As always, keep hitting F5 on your keyboard for the latest results. Now, on to the action!

PRELIMINARY CARD

In early Fight Pass action:

Derrick Lewis def. Jack May via TKO (strikes) at 4:23 of Round 1

Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Jordan Mein vs. Hernani Perpetuo

We open up the televised action in the welterweight division, as Jordan Mein welcomes Hernani Perpetuo to the UFC.

Mein (27-9) had his three-fight win streak stopped by the surging Matt Brown last April, forcing him to spend the rest of the year on the sidelines with nasal and orbital bone breaks. Perpetuo (17-3) is stepping in for Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Round 1:Perpetuo is just a huge looking welterweight, and starts the fight off with some solid leg kicks. Mein doing a nice job of throwing feints and using his kicks now, setting up his jab, which he lands. Mein is forcing the pressure, bouncing around to keep Perpetuo from getting in close. Mein shoots for a single-leg and Perpetuo pulls guard, as he has no issues taking to the ground. Big lefts from Mein connect. Mein to side control, looking to land some elbows. Now he postures up and is firing away with lefts and rights. Mein with a perfectly-timed knee that nearly doubles Perpetuo over.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mein

Round 2: Sorry, gonna have to rely on Twitter for the second round as a family emergency knocked me from doing coverage. Sounds like Mein controlled things.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mein

Round 3: Mein with another takedown, as Perpetuo wants this to the ground to try and secure the submission. Perpetuo has the leg and is going for a heel hook, as Mein is completely trapped and locked with three minutes to go. Blood is pouring out of Perpetuo’s head, dripping to the canvas. Mein gets free, as Perpetuo seemed to be too tired and both men too slippery to keep the hold. Perpetuo baiting Mein to come in close, but he’ll have none of it and is out-striking him from distance. Here comes Perpetuo, landing a big left and a big right. Mein is hurt and backing up. Mein shoots with 40 seconds left and Perpetuo is working for a triangle choke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Perpetuo

Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich

Up next is a middleweight affair between Caio Magalhaes and Luke Zachrich.

Magalhaes (7-1) has won two straight since a 2012 loss to Buddy Roberts, while Zachrich (13-2) is replacing Josh Samman for this bout.

Round 1: Nasty snarl from Zachrich as he comes out of the corner. Well, Magalhaes is attacking and punishing, landing huge lefts, rights and a knee to the face. Now he’s working the body and he has hurt Zachrich, who doubles over in pain but continues to get assaulted. Magalhaes was just a beast, going crazy with shots. He was in obvious pain, yet still protested the stoppage. Great call by referee John McCarthy, as he was only going to get more punishment.

Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich via TKO (strikes) at :44 of Round 1

Estevan Payan vs. Alex White

To the featherweight division next, as Estevan Payan meets up with Alex White.

Payan (14-5) is in need of a victory after two straight losses last year to Jeremy Stephens and Robbie Peralta. Prior to that, he had won five straight and was 7-0 with one no-contest in his previous eight.

White (9-0) is making his Octagon debut after two straight first round finishes on the regional circuit.

Round 1: White is throwing leg kicks and backing Payan up. He catches him with a combo and Payan is done. He gets dropped and White follows up, unloading with several shots. He wasn’t defending himself and the ref has stopped it. Payan doesn’t have a real protest, as he wasn’t defending himself at all.

Alex White def. Estevan Payan via TKO (strikes) at 1:28 of Round 1

Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy

Our first of three lightweights bouts features Jorge Masvidal squaring off with Pat Healy.

Masvidal (25-8) had his three-fight win streak snapped by Rustam Khabilov in November, suffering a decision loss. Prior to that he had defeated Michael Chiesa and Tim Means inside the Octagon.

Healy (31-18) hasn’t scored an official victory since his 2013 win over Kurt Holobaugh. A win over Jim Miller was changed to a no-contest due to a failed drug test, and he was defeated by Bobby Green and Khabib Nurmagomedov via decision to close out the year.

Round 1: Healy looks very thin, but maybe that is a good thing for him. We’ll see, as Masvidal is quick and maybe Healy wanted to try and match that as best as possible. Quick right from Masvidal. Healy gets hit by another right, but eating the punch allows him to get close. He tries to grapple with Masvidal, but is unable to get him down. Nice body shot from Healy connects. Healy in deep on a single-leg, but Masvidal showing great balance and stays upright. Healy back to the clinch against the fence, working to wear on him and tire him out. Like that, he gets the takedown with 90 seconds to go. Masvidal goes to the body with a kick, and he appears to have hurt Healy. Flying knee attempt and Healy goes for the takedown. Sprawl and Masvidal is searching for a submission as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Round 2: Healy back to the clinch work, but eats a knee to the chin. Healy with some dirty boxing and gets in close, but eats a right for his efforts. Healy now striking much better this round, snapping off lefts with great quickness. Another single-leg attempt in deep by Healy, but he’s forced to go back to the clinch. Not an exciting approach, but a very effective one. They separate and Healy goes quickly back to the clinch, landing knees to the legs of Masvidal.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Healy

Round 3: Head kick and more shots from Masvidal, along with a follow-up kick to the body. Off the fence, Masvidal is in control. However, most of this fight has been contested against the cage and that’s Healy’s world. Leg-lock attempt leaves Masvidal in half-guard with two-plus minutes to go. Now, full-guard and Masvidal is in complete control. Healy reverses and takes the back for a moment before ending up in a weird situation along the fence. Masvidal looks frustrated or annoyed.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Thiago Alves vs. Seth Baczynski

Welterweight action hits the Octagon, as Thiago Alves meets Seth Baczynski.

Alves (19-9) spent all of 2013 recovering from injuries, and much of 2012 after fighting – and losing – to Martin Kampmann in March. He is 2-4 in his last six dating back to a 2009 title-fight with Georges St-Pierre.

Baczynski (19-10) is coming off a November decision victory over Neil Magny. He is 5-2 with the promotion, including a 2011 submission victory over contender Matt Brown.

Round 1: Alves looking to uncork, but Baczynski is well-scouted and is moving from the power strikes. Head-kick by Baczynski is blocked, but he shows Alves that there is potential for it down the road. Good little exchange in the middle of the Octagon, and Baczynski follows up with a front-kick. Lots of movement by Baczynski, as he’s sticking and running. Uppercut gets through and lands from Baczynski, as he fakes a kick and throws a Superman punch. Alves connects, and again with his short left hook. Cut over the right eye of Baczynski from the damage inflicted by Alves. Glancing low blow lands on Alves, but he brushes it off. Alves with some swelling on his right eye, but he’s found his range. Exchange of kicks, as Baczynski goes with the front kick and Alves the strong right. Kick to the body from Alves and again, Baczynski responds with a knee.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round 2: Some nasty welts and redness on the legs of Baczynski from Alves. Baczynski shoots and Alves sprawls, defending the takedown with ease. More damage being done by Alves to the lead leg, and another cut is opened up on the face of Baczynski. Good pair of combos from Baczynski. Alves hurt after a shot and Baczynski goes for the takedown. No chance, says Alves, and they square off again. Blood pouring from the face of Baczynski, and he’s also got to worry about the leg kicks, which are doing a lot of damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round 3: Surprisingly, Baczynski is hopping around, despite having had his legs damaged for 10 minutes. Alves takes him off his feet with a kick, and another to the body. Somehow, Baczynski is still standing after all this punishment. His stomach is more red than white at this point, as our his legs. Just a minute left and Baczynski is going to need to pull something out of his hat to earn the win. Big right lands by Baczynski and they exchange. It allows Alves to grab the clinch and score with knees to the face. Knee to the body by Baczynski.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

We’ll conclude the prelims with two lightweights looking to cement their status as contenders in Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagoemdov.

Dos Anjos (20-6) is riding a five-fight win streak that includes a decision victory over Donald Cerrone. He is 9-4 in his UFC career.

Nurmagomedov (21-0) is still unbeaten, and is 5-0 with the promotion. He downed Pat Healy, Abel Trujillo and Thiago Tavares last year.

Round 1: No feeling out process, as these two are just going right after it. Dos Anjos with his kicks, and Nurmagomedov clinches, picks him up and takes him to the canvas. Nurmagomedov now on top and in control. Dos Anjos almost gets free, but Nurmagomedov grabs a leg and whips him back down. Nurmagomedov showing his offensive skills, throwing a flying knee and a hook at RDA, and quickly takes him down again. Dos Anjos with a possible kimura as we go under two minutes, but he releases to get to his feet instead. A knee by dos Anjos is answered by Nurmagomedov with his offense again. Dos Anjos gets off a nice flurry to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 2: Nurmagomedov transitions perfectly and scores with a third takedown of the fight. Dos Anjos trying for a submission, but he’s unable to get it and Thanks everyone for their support. It’s certainly a new low for me but I will not stop working hard and trying to get back to winning form. is back in control, landing a nice knee to the body. Nurmagomedov smothering him, but tries for a submission and winds up on his back and with Nurmagomedov in side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 3: Dos Anjos has no other choice than to go for broke, and his corner has instructed him to do so. He has the power to do it, and throws a nice kick to start. Nurmagomedov denied on a takedown attempt with three minutes to go, giving dos Anjos another chance to try and go for the kill. Dos Anjos shoots, but Nurmagomedov easily reverses and is on in control of the fight again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

MAIN CARD

Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero

We kick things off in the middleweight division, with Brad Tavares meeting Yoel Romero.

Tavares (12-1) is on a five-fight win streak, all of which have come via decision. He topped Lorenz Larkin this past January after 2013 wins over Bubba McDaniel and Riki Fukuda.

Romero (7-1) has finished each of his last three opponents, scoring knockouts of Derek Brunson, Ronny Markes and Clifford Starks since debuting with the UFC. He is also a former silver medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in freestyle wrestling.

Round 1: No feeling out period, as both men are showing off their striking right off the bat. A flying knee high-kick from Romero misses, but it allows him to get in close, land some punches and score with a takedown. An incredibly quick move for the big man. He’s in position for a potential submission as we head under three minutes, trying to roll with it. Monster throw from Romero and into side control. Just flawless wrestling by the former Olympian. Good elbow by Tavares, who still has Romero locked in him. A knee by Romero allows for Tavares to get free, and he fires off a knee of his own to the body. Under a minute and they tie up, and Romero easily takes him down again. Tavares gets to his feet, scores a takedown, but lands in a kimura by Romero.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Romero

Round 2: Five seconds into the round and Romero scores with his fifth takedown of the match. Moves to side control and can really unleash his offense now. Tavares gets to his feet, avoiding any damage. Head kick thrown by the Hawaiian and he catches him coming in with a stiff right. Romero appears to be slowing down a little and Tavares is taking advantage with combos. However, he gets too close and Romero lands an elbow. That elbow opened a huge gash on the forehead of Tavares, as blow is pouring from it. Tavares working hard for a takedown of his own, grinding on him against the fence. We’ve got 90 seconds to go and Romero tries for a kimura on a wild scramble. They both wind up on their feet and a flying knee lands by Tavares, but Romero counters with a shot of his own.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Romero

Round 3: Knee from Romero partially gets through, but they have done a great job of stopping the bleeding from the head of Tavares. Good combo from Tavares, but it doesn’t faze Romero one bit. One more takedown from Romero as we head under two minutes in a bout that has been very one-sided. Six total takedowns for the ex-Olympian, while also defending all five from Tavares, who quickly gets to his feet in an attempt to do something here in the final moments. One more takedown for good measure by Romero.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Romero

Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza

Lightweights Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza try to add to their collection of fight-night bonuses.

Cerrone (22-6) has won two straight since a loss to Rafael dos Anjos last August, finishing Adriano Martins and Evan Dunham. He owns eight UFC bonuses and five more from his days in the WEC, including eight total “Fight of the Night” honors.

Barboza (13-1) is riding the momentum of three consecutive wins, including two finishes. He owns five fight-night bonuses, four of which were “Fight of the Night.”

Round 1: Barboza catches Cerrone with a right just seconds in and Cerrone goes for a takedown. He’s hurt, but appears to have recovered and they square off again. Cerrone still looks a little stunned from the opening onslaught he suffered. He’s bouncing around a little slower than normal. Good, hard leg kick from “Cowboy.” Another incredible exchange, but Barboza gets the better of it. Spinning back kick from Barboza lands and we are halfway through this round. Switch kick to the body connects, a very similar shot that Anthony Pettis landed on Cerrone. Cerrone catches him with a left and Barboza drops. He immediately jumps on the back, locks in a rear-naked choke and squeezes, forcing Barboza to tap. What a finish. It was a left jab that dropped him and he gave him no time to recover.

Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:15 of Round 1

Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche

Our co-main event will feature the only two ladies on the card, as Miesha Tate meets Liz Carmouche.

Tate (13-5) fell to 1-3 in her last four this past December when she was submitted by Ronda Rousey for the UFC title. She did take Rousey to the third round, becoming the first fighter to survive the opening five minutes against her.

Carmouche (9-4) was topped by Alexis Davis, the next challenger to Rousey’s bantamweight title, this past November via decision. She fought Rousey in 2013, falling via submission.

Round 1: Superwoman punch from Tate, and you’ve got to expect an all-out-brawl from these two. Carmouche ties her up in the clinch and Tate goes for a takedown of her own. Carmouche gets positioning and scores with a takedown right in the Tate corner. She’s landing some elbows to the back. More elbows from Tate to the side of the head, and she’s been the aggressor on the ground off Carmouche’s takedown. Tate to her feet, but quickly gets dropped right back down with a double-leg. Carmouche to the back, almost locking in the hooks. Tate now has the arm potentially locked, but Carmouche has plenty of experience defending that when she prepared for Ronda Rousey. Tate’s got the left arm again, but Carmouche powers her way to the ground to close the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche

Round 2: Tate’s takedown denied by Carmouche, but she is still fighting for it against the fence. Carmouche powers off the cage and gets free, as they exchange lefts. Big uppercut just misses by Tate. Nice front-kick, followed by a left from Tate and they clinch again. Perfectly-executed single-leg takedown by Carmouche. Like the first, Carmouche has the takedown, but isn’t able to do anything with it. Tate potentially has the neck for a choke as we approach the one-minute mark. Tate drops down for the guillotine, they roll and Tate winds up on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Round 3: Tate with a takedown, Carmouche up, and Tate again with the takedown. She moves to side control with plenty of time left to work. Carmouche now fighting off her back. Tate has an arm tied up, working for a potential crucifix or kimura. Tate gets the back and a hook in, but Carmouche is fighting it off. Nice right hand gets through by Tate. She’s working to get the left arm under the chin, but Carmouche is defending well. Tate pounds away, flattens Carmouche out and has the choke secured with a minute left. Carmouche is fighting it, breaking an arm off for a moment. She’s still fighting it and Carmouche is free of the choke. Tate again, but this time it’s more of just a neck crank. Hip escape and Carmouche is in half-guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne

We’ve reached the night’s main event, as Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne collide to determine the No. 1 contender to UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

Werdum (17-5-1) has not fought since submitting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last June. He is on a three-fight win streak and is 6-1 in his last seven fights overall.

Browne (16-1-1) is on a similar three-fight win streak, with all three of those victories being first round knockouts. He’s stopped Josh Barnett, Alistair Overeem and Gabriel Gonzaga.

Round 1: Werdum comes out striking and Browne throws two huge kicks. Werdum gets him with a left and Browne clinches, landing a huge knee to the chin. Front-kick from Browne connects and a right followed up. Browne catches him with an overhand right and Werdum is down, but he is tucking in and looking to secure a ligament. Werdum gets up and powers Browne down with a takedown, landing on top and with three minutes to go in the round. Werdum searching for a head-and-arm choke, but it gets defended. Still working for it with plenty of time left in the round. Browne tries to slip out, and on a second attempt, he does. That was the first time he’s been taken down, was Browne, who comes back with a front kick and a knee inside the clinch. Huge, huge, huge uppercut misses by Browne. Big kick by Werdum to the body and Browne stops and tabs the area, telling him to do it again. Werdum does, this time with a left hook. Browne catches a kick, backs him up against the fence and lets him go. Wheel kick to the face and Werdum shakes his head after eating it. Werdum stuns him with a pair of right hands against the fence as the rounds comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Werdum

Round 2: Werdum working the leg kicks to start this round, as Browne’s corner instructed him to not try and knock him out with every kick. They exchange kicks and Werdum looks mad about it. He gets Browne to the ground and takes his back, immediately getting a hook in. Werdum has controlled the fight with his striking, which is a surprise. Werdum transitions to half-guard and has head-and-arm control. Browne is taking deep breathes and Werdum is going to make him carry his weight with three minutes to go in the round. Short punches to the face by Werdum are doing damage as we head under two minutes. Werdum steps over, attempting to take the arm and Browne is in deep trouble. He spins and gets to his feet and eats a right. Browne walks away from Werdum and throws a kick, but he’s tired. Werdum seems fine with taking this to the third round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Werdum

Round 3: Perfect combo from Werdum to open the action. Browne’s nose looks interesting and he eats a spinning backfist. Werdum all over him, chasing him around the cage. Right hand snapped off by Werdum that lands. Werdum swept and he nips up, smiling and ready to go again. Unbelievable energy by Werdum and athleticism. Werdum is teeing off, going to the body with shots. He was blocking most of the punches to the head, and Werdum backs off, not wanting to gas himself. He goes for a takedown and Werdum tries to land elbows, but is warned. He’s been in that position before and taken advantage, but Werdum knows and stands up. Right hand from Browne is answered by a spinning backfist from Werdum.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Werdum

Round 4: Werdum is up to 136 total strikes landed through three rounds, well ahead of Browne. Browne is very slow with his strikes, and Werdum is easily countering him. Front-kick from Werdum followed up by a right hand that forces Browne to back to the fence and cover up. Low blow from Browne gives him a break and he’s trying to get his offense off. Instead, it’s Werdum who lands a combination. Overhand right is a glancing blow by Browne, who unloads with a couple of big kicks that miss.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Browne

Round 5: Werdum leads in total strikes 152-53 and starts the round off with a takedown, followed by more quick shots. Pair of front kicks from Browne and Werdum is keeping his distance. Instead of Browne going all out, it’s Werdum who comes in close and lands two straight jabs. Werdum peppering him and Browne’s corner is trying to will him to victory. Browne’s face is a bloody mess after the last few shots from Werdum, who is looking very fresh. He puts together an attack that has Browne on the run.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Werdum

Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

Thanks for joining us yet again. We’ll be back next Saturday with UFC 172 featuring Jon Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. Stick around for all your post-fight news and information.

5 COMMENTS
  • Richard Stabone says:

    Was this article delayed in getting posted or did I just miss it earlier? I was looking forward to some 5oz banter for this event. Oh well, Hapa takes this one. Cain will work either one of these guys but Werdum is one of the more overrated fighters in MMA right now.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Wow, after getting conked early Fabricio was very feisty in that opening round. Good stuff so far.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Yeesh, Browne looked like a zombie after the first round. A healthy Cain will brutalize either one of these dudes but Werdum came thru with a very, very strong performance, particularly after the long layoff.

    I guess that’s the beauty of MMA — Browne *should* dominate a guy like Werdum on the feet, but the threat of the takedown completely changes the dynamics. Just like JDS should have an advantage against Cain as far as the standup is concerned, but package it all together and Cain overwhelms him.

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  • RicM says:

    Brown got an education………hopefully he learns from the experience, and comes back even tougher. Love how Rogan kept mentioning Werdum taunting Brown, but early in the fight there was a bit ‘o tough guy taunting on Hapa’s part……….oh well, was a good card……Cowboy looks great, and the ladies put on a great scrap……missed the first fight, but was a good card for Fox.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Werdum has definitely been working on his standup since SF, and he seems to be a fighter that can actually transition to it decently unlike Maia or Shields who just look lost when they try to strike

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