Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contenders Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne collided once again last night (Sept. 10, 2016) at UFC 203 inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Since losing his title, Werdum’s demeanor has clearly been different, meaning the Brazilian was more than determined to ascend the ladder once more. Opposite Browne — a man he had battered once before — Werdum was looking to make a statement.
This was a must-win fight for Browne. He’s already suffered some ugly losses as of late, and he really couldn’t afford to be shut down by another top fighter. Plus, this one was personal for Browne, as there was quite a bit of heat between the two athletes. The rivalry didn’t help him in the least. Unlike the first bout, it was Werdum who struck first. He came out of the gate with a massive flying side kick that somehow landed, and he didn’t waste time in continuing to smash Browne with kicks right after.
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Browne landed several nice punches, but the opening round was all Werdum. Toward the end of the round, he tagged Browne with a hard right hand and dropped him. Werdum pursued the finish and took his foe’s back, but he ran out of time.
The pace slowed quite a bit in the second round, but Werdum was still able to land whenever he chose to throw. Browne tried to counter, but he came up short on most of his punches and didn’t throw all that much. Really, Browne’s only real success came in defending takedowns. Whenever he did land a nice punch or kick, Werdum would return with a higher volume of strikes.
The Brazilian was undoubtedly up 2-0 heading into the final frame.
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