This Saturday, April 19, UFC on Fox 11 premiers live from Orlando, Florida. This is a much watch fight night even though it features no title fights. The main card features four fights and nine preliminary fights. Headlining the main card are Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne. The winner basically guaranteed a shot at the UFC heavyweight champion. Before the big boys get it on the women’s bantamweight class fight. This features Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche. There is also a lightweight fight on the main card between violent strikers Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza. The first fight on the main card will be a middleweight fight between Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero.
Also check out our cover and photo shoot with UFC Octagon girl BRITTNEY PALMER
Division: Lightweight (155 lbs)
Fighters: Donald Cerrone #8 (22-6 v.s Edson Barboza #11 (13-1)
Many people are predicting this to be the fight of the night. People should expect this to be a bloody, barbaric striking match. Cerrone is on a mission this year; he has vowed to have six fights this year. Based on his previous two fights he is very serious. Barboza is known for his nasty kicks. Both of these guys are great strikers, however Cerrones ground game is just enough better than Barboza’s. I think Cerrone outlasts Barboza for a split decision victory. If this fight is as good as everyone is hyping it up to be. It has a chance at fight of the year.
Vegas Says: Cerrone (-130) – Barboza (-110)
Division: Women’s Bantamweight (135 lbs)
Fighters: Miesha Tate #3 (13-5) v.s. Liz Carmouche #7 (9-4)
This is a must win fight for both of these ladies. If either of them want to fight for the title belt again. Carmouche is an excellent striker, with knockout power. However she is not the same fighter that she used to be in Strikeforce. Tate is an overall much better fighter. Who has a distinct ground game advantage that Carmouche will not be able to compete with. Tate wins the fight by submission.
Vegas Says:Tate (-195) – Carmouche (+175)
Also check out our photo shoot with UFC Fighter MIESHA TATE
Division: Heavyweight (+206 lbs)
Fighters: Travis Browne #3 (16-1-1) v.s. Fabricio Werdum #2 (17-5-1)
This fight is a coin flip that could go either way. Werdum is known for his jiu-jitsu, and for good reason. He has one of the best ground games not just in the heavyweight division, but in all of mma. However Werdum can stand with the best of them, and go blow for blow. On the other side there is Browne, who is a monster at 6-foot-7. Browne is known for his stand up game and his insane knock out power. You can be sure Browne does not want this fight to go to the ground against a world class grappler. Many people forget Browne has excellent take down defense. Browne will dictate this fight with his height and long arms keeping Werdum at bay. Browne wins by knockout winning the chance to take on Cain Velasquez for the belt.
Vegas Says: Browne (-210) – Werdum (+160)