The UFC officially announced its eleventh UFC on Fox card, and gave fans plenty to be excited about. Via Twitter:
UFC on Fox 11 will go down April 19 in Orlando, Florida. It will feature two huge bouts between top-10 fighters in Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne and Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche.
Werdum vs. Browne is a critical fight in the heavyweight division.
While Werdum was rumored to fight Cain Velasquez in the UFC's debut in Mexico, the champ suffered an injury that is likely to keep him out until the fourth quarter of 2014 at the earliest. The title shot was set up by three lopsided wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, but he now faces a very stiff test in Travis Browne.
Browne has been absolutely electric in the UFC thus far, racking up knockouts (not technical knockouts, mind you) over enduring fighters like Stefan Struve, Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett. He owns a 7-1-1 record in the UFC, with the only loss coming following a leg injury in the cage against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche is a fight between two of the UFC's better-known female fighters, but is important for very different reasons.
Both Tate and Carmouche are both coming off losses. Carmouche dropped a unanimous decision to Alexis Davis at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, and owns a 1-2 record in the promotion. Tate, meanwhile, has suffered back to back stoppage losses at the hands of Cat Zingano and Ronda Rousey.
Interestingly, the UFC specifically pointed out that the main event is yet to be determined. It will be interesting to see what they put in place that could be bigger than Browne vs. Werdum.