Josh Barnett or Travis Browne would make good opponent for Fabricio Werdum

February 4, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Fabrico Werdum celebrates after the fight against Roy Nelson during UFC 143 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Fabrico Werdum defeated Roy Nelson. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

As UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez undergoes surgery, Fabricio Werdum will now have to look one of two men as his next opponent.

During the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference, president Dana White mentioned that the UFC plans to match Werdum against the winner of the Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne match, which happens this Saturday.

Although I would have liked to see Werdum fight Velasquez for the championship in early 2014, a match with either “The Warmaster” or “Hapa” would be a great fight for the next year.

If Werdum were to fight Barnett, the fight would be a good scrap on the canvas. Both fighters have great grappling skills and 27 submission wins between the two of them. However the fight could be just as exciting on the feet as both men also have good striking. Werdum is also used to fighting high-caliber opponents like Barnett.

Still, a match between Werdum and Browne could be just as good. Although Browne may not have as much as experience as Werdum, he has some of the top fighters in the UFC heavyweight division. While Browne has 11 knockouts on his record, Werdum is known for having a tough chin. He has only been knocked out once and that was against Junior dos Santos back in 2008.

Werdum vs. the winner of Barnett and Browne would not only be a good match, but also could be considered a title-eliminator bout.
Who would you rather see Werdum fight? Answer with a comment below, send a tweet to @alstover or email [email protected]

Topics: Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett, MMA, Travis Browne, UFC, Ufc 168

Want more from Cage Pages?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Jfitz8391

    Browne all the way!! has the prelims right now & main event at 10!