UFC ON FOX 11 NOTES

April 24th, 2014 By Zak "Attack" Young

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

TRAVIS BROWN “GASSED” EARLY IN CAREER CHANGER

Los Angeles, CA- Fabricio Werdum (18-5-1) became the next heavyweight (265 lb. limit) title challenger with a dominant 5-round decision win over Travis Browne (16-2-1) in the main event of UFC on Fox 11. Browne started the bout well but seemed to exhaust himself very quickly and was beaten to the punch continuously by the Brazilian. Werdum will fight champion Cain Velasquez (13-1) in Mexico for his next fight. I think Cain will once again show how wide the gap is between him and the rest of the division.

TATE EMERGES VICTOR OVER CARMOUCHE

Meisha Tate (14-5) proved to be the gourmet Ronda Rousey (9-0) leftover dish with a close UD 3 win against fellow Rousey victim Liz Carmouche (9-5). With how thin the bantamweight (135) division is, Tate may get yet another opportunity to get her arm broken by the rowdy one.

CERRONE PREVAILS IN “FIGHT OF NIGHT”

Lightweight (155) Donald Cerrone (23-6-0-1) got an exciting submission win over Edson Barboza (13-2) at 3:15 of the first round. Cerrone was wobbled himself in the fight, but persevered to drop and subsequently choke out Barboza, who is a bit chinny.

CUBANO ON THE CARD A VICTOR


Cuban wrestling standout Yoel Romero (8-1) notched a solid UD 3 versus Brad Tavares (13-2). Perhaps most impressive was the fact the Romero managed to go the full fight distance without emptying his bowels.

The UFC put together a better showing on Big Fox this time, with Cerrone-Barboza far and above being the fight of the night.

Zak Young

COMMENTS

  1. Sorry to say this – but who cares about the UFC and MMA anymore?
    I tried to get into this sport a couple of times but just couldn’t. My interpretation is – you have to be part of it to see beyond the grappling, the men-lying-on-men, the bad punching, etc.
    So much was made of MMA taking over the spot of boxing (although complete nonsense, as they really are two sports). Boxing has been here for centuries, even longer – it is a niche sport but will always be there and every now and then be a part of mainstream sports entertainment. With MMA I’m not to sure. If the UFC can’t produce a superstar that transcends at least a bit into mainstream (like Mayweather right now) it will be very difficult to obtain a certain standard.

    Also – the dedication the fighters have to put into the sport are enourmous. Maybe even greater than in boxing. The dangers are there as well as in other martial arts, but the financial potential is very, very limited. This will affect the professional sport of MMA in the long run.

    Besides – the ongoing debates about PEDs in MMA and the neglection to solve the problem is a huge problem and a potential stepping stone if MMA can obtain its current status or if it will decline further.
    Cheers

    Sven on April 25th, 2014 at 2:15 AM

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