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Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne 2 targeted for UFC 203

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It appears as though Travis Browne will get another crack at Fabricio Werdum.

The UFC is targeting Browne vs. Werdum 2 at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 after Werdum's original opponent, Ben Rothwell, recently withdrew from the fight.

MMAJunkie.com first reported the news.

The pair headlined UFC on FOX 11 in April 2014, with a heavyweight title shot on the line. On that night in Orlando, Werdum defeated Browne via unanimous decision and went on to became UFC heavyweight champion. Browne is 2-2 since that fight, most recently losing to Cain Velasquez via first-round TKO at UFC 200.

This fight would mark Werdum's first fight since losing the title to Stipe Miocic in May. Coincidentally, UFC 203 will be headlined by Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem for the UFC heavyweight title in Cleveland, Miocic's hometown.