Mark your calenders, this one should be good and very valuable in the Heavyweight division. Fabrício Werdum will meet Travis Browne.
Fabrício Werdum said the following:
“I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told them I wanted to wait, but then I thought about it and saw that I would need to wait too much before my next fight,”. “You don’t remember what you don’t see.”
“We don’t have a date 100 percent confirmed yet, but I believe it’s going to be in March,” he continued. “I already know that it’s going to be a main event, so it’s a five-round fight. He doesn’t have a good cardio, so that’s good for me. He’s explosive when the fight starts, tries to finish it quickly, with jumping stuff and knockouts, so I see a lot of openings to defeat him.”
Werdum is on a three fight win streak with wins over fighters: Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mike Russow, Roy Nelson. However he has not fought since June 8th of 2013.
“Travis Browne has been doing great recently with three consecutive ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonuses, so it would be a great fight before a shot at the title,” he said. “We have trained together a few times three years ago, and he knows how the training was. He knows that he doesn’t have a good ground game.
“He’s not an expert on the ground, and I’m getting better and better in the striking area. I train with Rafael Cordeiro for seven years, so we’ll plan the right strategy to win.”
Travis Browne has been on a blaze as of late. He is also on a three fight win streak, with wins over: Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett. All the fights have been finished by knockout in the first round.
The date is not confirmed, but is speculated to go down in March. It should be noted that neither fighter has went five rounds before.