VFD 5: Reasons Travis Browne Will Defeat Fabricio Werdum

April 7, 2014

VFD Marketing star Travis “Hapa” Browne is less than two weeks away from one of the biggest fights of his professional MMA career - #1 Contender Fight encounter with Fabricio Werdum. There’s no doubt that Hapa has a tough task on his hands. Werdum is a well-respected veteran and has definitely proved his worth as a fighter more than once. Yet, the fight with Werdum is the one where Travis Browne will once and for all make it crystal clear that he’s the one who should be challenging the champion for his belt. Below are five reasons Travis Browne will get his hand raised inside the Octagon on April 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.




So how many Top 10 opponents Travis Browne has to beat in order to prove he’s ‘the one’? Victory over Josh Barnett cemented Hapa’s status as an elite athlete, but more than anything, it showed that Browne is not going to stop until he gets what he wants – UFC Heavyweight title. There’s only one reason for Travis Browne to fight the very best and put in hard day-to-day training at Jackson-Winkeljohn’s MMA, and that’s to become a champion.


Physical Advantage


Yes, Fabricio Werdum is not a small guy himself, but there are only a few athletes who can go toe-to-toe with Travis Browne in terms of height, reach and other physical attributes. Browne’s physique allowed him to dominate his opponents. Hapa will have a reasonable advantage in that regard against Fabricio Werdum. Expect him to impose his will throughout the fight.




Travis Browne’s raw power has become somewhat of his trademark inside the Octagon. He’s one of the most explosive fighters in the UFC, with skills to finish his opponent instantly. In addition to that, Browne’s ability to absorb damage and come back on top is also something that helped him to get key victories in the UFC.


No Ring Rust


Hapa Browne has been by far more active than Fabricio Werdum in the UFC. Werdum fought only once in 2013, while Travis Browne competed three times, and against guys like Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett. There’s no doubt that Travis Browne will come sharp to this fight, and in the best shape possible. Expect fireworks!


The X Factor


Fabricio Werdum stated in one of his recent interviews that Travis Browne has nothing to sell on the ground. Well, guess what, the X Factor is definitely on Browne’s side in this fight. Yes, Fabricio Werdum is an A-Class grappler, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, but expect the unexpected, as no one should underestimate Browne in any aspect of Mixed Martial Arts.