Following every UFC and Invicta FC event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on UFC on Fox 11: Browne vs. Werdum, which took place on April 19 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez

The No. 1 contender for Cain Velasquez has emerged, and his name is Fabricio Werdum.

In his second stint in the UFC, Werdum has gone 4-0 and defeated Travis Browne in the main event of UFC on Fox 11 by unanimous decision. No one has been able to make it past the first minute against Browne as of late, but Werdum ended that run with a dominant victory in which he showcased his improved striking.

There’s no question about what’s next for Werdum. It was previously announced that the victor of the UFC on Fox headliner would receive the next title bid. Velasquez will now face a Brazilian for the sixth straight time.

Will Werdum beat Velasquez? That question remains unanswered, but Werdum is certainly capable of competing with the champion. He made that much clear in his dominant performance against Browne.

Even though UFC on Fox 11 didn’t receive great ratings, Werdum paired with a huge draw like Velasquez will do well on pay-per-view.

Miesha Tate vs. Sarah Kaufman

It took her three tries, but Miesha Tate can now add a UFC win to her record.

“Cupcake” edged out Liz Carmouche in the co-main event by unanimous decision after coming back in rounds two and three to get the nod. Following the losses to Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano, Tate can now move further in seeking to put her name back in the hat for a title shot.

In a thin division, Tate is probably two wins away from getting a rematch against Rousey (or fighting Alexis Davis if she is able to knock off the champion). Before she can entertain those thoughts, however, Tate should face off with fellow former Strikeforce champ Sarah Kaufman for a second time.

Tate and Kaufman fought way back in the Strikeforce Challengers days, on May 15, 2009. Kaufman won by unanimous decision, but there’s no question Tate would like a second crack at Kaufman.

Kaufman is in the same position as Tate right now. The Canadian lost to Jessica Eye (the fight was eventually changed to a no-contest) and has since bounced back to top Leslie Smith. Tate vs. Kaufman II has a good ring to it, and the two ladies are big enough names to where both women’s MMA fans and the casual watchers will tune in.

Donald Cerrone vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Lightweights Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov put on impressive displays on Saturday, leading to the possibility of a match-up between them.

Cerrone looked out of sync early in the first round of his bout with Edson Barboza, but flipped the switch when he landed a stiff jab and finished off his opponent with a rear-naked choke. The win improves “Cowboy” to 3-0 in his last three appearances. He has taken home bonus money after each of those performances.

In the featured prelim bout, Nurmagomedov kept his undefeated record intact by dominating Rafael dos Anjos en route to a unanimous decision victory. The Russian now holds a 6-0 record in the UFC, and he has proved once again he is a handful for anyone at 155 pounds.

Everyone is ducking Nurmagomedov, but Cerrone doesn’t care who or when he fights. He would take this fight without any questions asked. Yes, Cerrone lost to dos Anjos and Nurmagomedov outmatched the Brazilian, but there’s still a lot of interest in the match-up.

Nurmagomedov’s stock is through the roof. Joe Rogan even went as far as to say that Nurmagomedov should be next in line for the champion, Anthony Pettis. However, with Pettis and Gilbert Melendez scheduled to coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter and fight for the belt afterward, Nurmagomedov will need to fight two more times before facing the champ.

The first of those fights should come against Cerrone, a striker that will test him on the feet. If Nurmagomedov is successful against Cerrone, then the UFC can put together a No. 1 contender fight.

Yoel Romero vs. Francis Carmont-CB Dollaway winner

Paging the middleweight division: keep an eye out for Yoel Romero.

Romero improved to 4-0 in the UFC following a unanimous decision win over Brad Tavares on Saturday. Although it wasn’t a devastating finish like we’re accustomed to seeing from Romero, it was an impressive performance over a guy who has been on a roll.

Even at 36 years old, Romero is charging quickly towards the top 10 of the division. With an Olympic wrestling base to go along with knockout power, the “Soldier of God” is a tough draw for anyone.

Up next for Romero should be the winner of the fight between Francis Carmont and C.B. Dollaway, who are scheduled to meet on May 31 at UFC Fight Night 41.

Carmont was on a six-fight winning streak before stepping up in competition against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, but he now has a chance to remain in the mix at 185 pounds. Dollaway has turned his career around with wins in three of his last four chances, including a 39-second finish of Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira in his last bout. A win over Carmont will certainly boost his stock into the top 15.

Regardless of who comes out on top, the winner would be a good fight for Romero before the explosive wrestler steps up against the division’s elite.

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Corey Adams
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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.