UFC on Fox 11 Adds 3 Fights, Including Nurmagomedov vs. Dos Anjos

Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2014

Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov from the US gestures as he weighs-in for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Nurmagomedov will compete in UFC in Sao Paulo on Jan. 19. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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It looks like the UFC's trip to Orlando for UFC on Fox 11 is starting to fill out a bit, as the UFC announced three new matchups to the card, via MMA Fighting.

The card, which is headlined by a heavyweight top contender's bout between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum, also features a previously announced women's bout between former title contenders Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche, as well as a lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza.

The three bouts added include lightweight matchups between sixth-ranked Rafael dos Anjos and seventh-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov; unranked Strikeforce vets Pat Healy and Jorge Masvidal; and a middleweight clash between 13th-ranked Brad Tavares and 14th-ranked Yoel Romero.

Obviously, a great amount of star power has been added to this card. Of the six fighters added to the event, four are ranked, showing that the UFC will be bringing some of its best fighters to Orlando.

The most notable fight is the bout between dos Anjos and Nurmagomedov.

Dos Anjos was originally supposed to fight at UFC 170 this month, but that fight was pulled when Rustam Khabilov suffered an injury. Instead, the Brazilian, riding an impressive five-fight win streak, will take on Nurmagomedov, a guy who has been having trouble finding fights. 

The undefeated Russian has run roughshod over the UFC competition, going 5-0 against the likes of Gleison Tibau, Abel Trujillo and Healy. One has to believe the winner of this fight is in prime position for a title shot against Anthony Pettis.

Healy and Masvidal will both look to be getting back in the win column in their bout.

Healy has fallen on hard times, losing two straight, as well as having a win turned into a no-contest against Jim Miller. He will need to use his wrestling against the striker Masvidal.

Masvidal opened up his career at 2-0 with the UFC, but he ran into Khabilov in his last fight and was defeated. His weakness is usually against wrestlers, though he showed improvement in a win over Michael Chiesa.

The Tavares-Romero matchup takes two winners from the UFC Fight Night in Atlanta and squares them off.

Tavares is 7-1 in the UFC and is riding a five-fight surge into this fight. His most recent outing saw him take a decision over Lorenz Larkin, but now, he takes on an Olympic wrestler. 

Romero has been devastating since entering the UFC, holding a 3-0 record. All three wins are by brutal knockout, including his last fight where he broke the jaw of Derek Brunson.

There will be more fights announced in the near future, so check back with Bleacher Report for more information on this card.