Werdum beats Browne in UFC fight

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Updated: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:15:58 EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fabricio Werdum became the top contender for the UFC heavyweight title by winning a unanimous decision against Travis Browne in the main event of Saturday's UFC card at the Amway Arena.

Werdum (18-5-1) earned his fourth victory since rejoining UFC. The judges scored it 49-46, 50-45 and 50-45 for the five-round bout, setting up a fight for Werdum against champion Cain Velasquez

The Brazilian controlled the fight after withstanding Browne's attempt for a first-round knockout.

Werdum came out strong in the second round, landing 15 significant blows to Browne's six. As Werdum gained confidence, Browne (16-2-1) appeared winded going into the third round and never made a serious challenge over the final three rounds.

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