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UFC 203 video recap: Werdum picks up decision win over Browne

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Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum wins via decision in his rematch against Travis Browne.

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Fabricio Werdum was able to put on a repeat performance against Travie Browne in their rematch during the co-main event feature of the night. Despite some slow-paced action, the former heavyweight champion was able to emerge victorious via unanimous decision.

What is the high point of the fight?

Werdum wasted no time creating action by throwing a flying sidekick upon the opening minutes. Despite a slight controversy in the first minutes of the first round, the Brazilian made use of his improved striking to end the first five minutes convincingly. 

It did turn out to be a steady exchange of strikes during the third round, but it was Werdum who looked more active, earning him a decision win.

Where do these two go from here?

With a not so convincing win, Werdum may need one more fight before he gets a title shot. Matching him up against someone like Junior Dos Santos or Cain Velasquez may be the next option, and a win against either would likely get him a crack at the belt. 

Browne moves down the rankings, and given his performance for this, he may be matched-up against someone below the top five.

Watch it now, later, never?

Apart from the heated extra-curriculars during and after the bout, this is something that could also be saved for later.