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By Zach Arnold | April 19, 2014
Cain is probably gonna tear Werdum limb from limb, but Werdum has so profoundly and thoroughly earned his day in court. He makes me proud.
— Jordan Breen (@jordanbreen) April 20, 2014
The good news: Fabricio Werdum has a ton of experience, has the stamina, and has a ground game worthy of respect.
He was able to take Travis Browne down multiple times but I’m surprised he wasn’t able to get a finish.
The bad news: Cain Velasquez is a wrestler supreme, has a tremendous gas tank, and can badly hurt you standing up.
And I’m not sure many people knew about Saturday’s fight card on Fox.
Werdum is a tough opponent for anyone and the fight should be easier to sell after Saturday night’s Orlando performance. But I’m thinking the line will be at least +500 on Werdum, perhaps higher than that. Make the case to me and give me a path to victory that Werdum can exploit for victory here. We know Cain can get flattened but he got flattened by a guy with real hands (Junior dos Santos).
As for the other fights on the Orlando card, no real surprises. Donald Cerrone is absolutely money on network television. He and Mighty Mouse Johnson are clutch on the big stage.
- Miesha Tate defeated Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision after three rounds.
- Donald Cerrone defeated Edson Barboza in R1 in 3′15 by choke.
- Yoel Romero defeated Brad Tavares by unanimous decision after three rounds.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision after three rounds.
- Jorge Masvidal defeated Pat Healy by unanimous decision after three rounds.