Werdum vs. Browne, Tate vs. Carmouche set for UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando

Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

The UFC on Fox is heading for Orlando this April, and a big heavyweight contender fight is one of two major fight announcements for the show.

The city of Orlando, Florida will host its first ever UFC event this spring and it will be televised live on Fox. Not only did the UFC officially announce their Orlando visit today, but they also confirmed two fights for their April 19th card. Fabricio Werdum takes on Travis Browne in a pivotal heavyweight match-up, while recently vanquished women's bantamweight title challengers Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche are once again booked against each other.

Werdum (17-5-1) is on a 3 fight win streak, which includes a submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira last June in Fortaleza, Brazil. "Vai Cavalo" was supposed to fight champion Cain Velasquez for the belt, but Velasquez's shoulder surgery and recovery put Werdum in a spot where he either had to wait for his title shot or fight again, and obviously the latter option prevailed.

Browne (16-1-1) went 3-0 in 2013, and his year was capped off with a vicious barrage of elbows to the head of Josh Barnett's skull at UFC 168. All of his wins last year also came with deserved "Knockout of the Night" bonuses. He and Werdum are both ranked in the top 3 of the UFC's official heavyweight top 15.

Tate (13-5) became the first opponent to advance past round 1 against Ronda Rousey, but she was dominated anyway and still lost by armbar in round 3. She received the title shot after Cat Zingano, who TKO'd her in the TUF 17 Finale, injured her knee and was forced off of TUF 18 and the Rousey bout. So as it stands, Tate doesn't have a UFC win yet.

Carmouche (9-4) fought Rousey in the main event of UFC 157 where, of course, she tapped to the armbar in round 1. She forced a 2nd round TKO against Jessica Andrade at UFC on Fox 8 for her first UFC win, but lost a decision to Alexis Davis in November. Tate and Carmouche were scheduled to fight at Fox 8 in Seattle before Tate was given the coaching position on TUF and rematch with Rousey, hence Andrade as the late replacement.

Neither one of these fights is the main event, so expect more fights (including the headliner) to be announced shortly before tickets go on sale February 14th.

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