Travis Browne (born July 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is currently signed as a heavyweight with the UFC. Travis Browne holds notable wins over Stefan Struve, Chad Griggs, Gabriel Gonzaga, Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett, all of them finishes in the first round.
Browne began his professional MMA career in 2009, fighting in smaller organizations such as Bellator Fighting Championships, Gladiator Challenge and King of the Cage. He quickly amassed an undefeated winning streak of 9-0.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
In March 2010, it was announced that Browne had signed with the UFC. He is expected to make his debut at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale against James McSweeney. He defeated McSweeney via TKO in round 1. Travis next fought French fighter Cheick Kongo at UFC 120 in London. After 3 rounds of fighting, the fight ended in a unanimous draw.
In his next fight, Travis fought "The Skyscraper" Stefan Struve at UFC 130 on May 28, 2011. Browne knocked out Struve with a superman punch in the final minute of round 1. Browne earned Knockout of the Night with his victory over Struve.
Browne next fought former Strikeforce fighter Chad Griggs at UFC 145 on April 21, 2012. Browne won via Submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 1 and won Submission of the Night for his performance.
Browne faced Antonio Silva on October 5, 2012 at the main event of UFC on FX 5. Browne came out aggressive, showing a variety of striking techniques. After being countered for the first few minutes, Browne tore his left hamstring. Silva was able to capitalize, backing Browne up, landing a big right hand and finishing with punches from the top, giving Browne his first professional loss. During the post-fight press conference, Browne said that even though he got injured, it didn't take anything away from Bigfoot's victory. A camera crew from Vice Media followed and interviewed Browne before and after the fight with Silva.
6 months later, browne rebounded with a KO win over UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga at The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale, earning Knockout of the night. The fight was heavily scrutinized because of the perceived illegality of Browne's elbows, which clearly landed on the back of Gonzaga's head while being thrown in a prohibited "12 to 6" motion. Gonzaga's appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission was denied.
Browne then welcomed Alistair Overeem back to the cage at UFC: Fight Night 26 on August 17. Browne was hurt early with a body shot, but was able to recover and knock out Overeem with a front kick in round 1. The impressive performance earned him Knockout of the Night.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|3||0 wins||0 losses|
|Win||16–1–1||Josh Barnett||KO (knee and elbows)||UFC 168||December 28, 2013||1||1:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||15–1–1||Alistair Overeem||KO (front kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen||August 17, 2013||1||4:08||Boston, Massachusetts, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||14–1–1||Gabriel Gonzaga||KO (elbows)||The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale||April 13, 2013||1||1:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Loss||13–1–1||Antonio Silva||TKO (punches)||UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot||October 5, 2012||1||3:27||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||13–0–1||Chad Griggs||Submission (arm triangle choke)||UFC 145||April 21, 2012||1||2:29||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||Submission of the Night|
|Win||12–0–1||Rob Broughton||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 135||September 24, 2011||3||5:00||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||11–0–1||Stefan Struve||KO (superman punch)||UFC 130||May 28, 2011||1||4:11||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Draw||10–0–1||Cheick Kongo||Draw (unanimous)||UFC 120||October 16, 2010||3||5:00||London, England||Kongo docked 1 pt for holding onto Browne's shorts|
|Win||10–0||James McSweeney||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale||June 19, 2010||1||4:32||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–0||Aaron Brink||KO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge 111||February 21, 2010||1||0:35||San Jacinto, California, United States||Won Gladiator Challenge HW Championship|
|Win||8–0||Abe Wagner||TKO (punches)||VFC 30 – Night of Champions||February 5, 2010||1||0:08||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States||Won VFC HW Championship|
|Win||7–0||Brian Campbell||KO (head kick)||Gladiator Challenge 107||November 8, 2009||1||0:09||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||6–0||Matt Anderson||TKO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge 98||July 23, 2009||2||0:49||San Jacinto, California, United States|
|Win||5–0||Mychal Clark||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 10||June 5, 2009||3||5:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Win||4–0||Sergio Calderon||KO (punches)||Gladiator Challenge 93||April 23, 2009||1||1:53||Pauma Valley, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Tom Lozano||Submission (armbar)||EF 9 – Espartan Fighting 9||March 14, 2009||1||0:55||Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico|
|Win||2–0||Michael Westbrook||TKO (punches)||King of the Cage – Immortal||February 27, 2009||3||1:22||San Bernardino, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Evan Langford||TKO (punches)||Cage of Fire 15||February 7, 2009||1||0:43||Tijuana, Mexico|
- ↑ http://mmafrenzy.com/14900/the-ultimate-fighter-11-finale-results-court-mcgee-submits-kris-mccray-to-win-tuf-11-hamill-edges-jardine/
- ↑ http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/16/1755349/ufc-120-results-recap-from-london-for-bisping-vs-akiyama
- ↑ http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/06/11/ufc-131-results-dos-santos-vs-carwin
- ↑ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-135-Jones-vs-Rampage-Live-Results-and-PlaybyPlay-35713
- ↑ http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/4/21/2957984/ufc-145-results-jones-vs-evans
- ↑ UFC on Fox 4 Fight Card Updates. ufc.com. Retrieved on 1 May 2012.
- ↑ Heavyweights Travis Browne, Antonio Silva to headline UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis. mmajunkie.com (July 27, 2012). Archived from the original on January 3, 2013.
- ↑ Before and After the Fight with Travis Browne. youtube.com (January 9, 2013).
- ↑ http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ultimate-fighter-17-finale-results-zingano-tate-put-035800225--mma.html
- ↑ http://mmajunkie.com/2013/04/nevada-denies-gabriel-gonzagas-appeal-of-tuf-17-finale-loss/
- ↑ http://middleeasy.com/fighting/item/11710-travis-browne-knocked-out-alistair-overeem-at-ufc-on-fox-sports-1-wow
- ↑ http://fansided.com/2013/12/28/ufc-168-results-travis-browne-kos-josh-barnett-round-1/
- ↑ Travis Browne Girlfriend Jenna Renee (December 2013). Retrieved on 2013-12-15.
- ↑ Travis Browne looks to take down Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve at UFC 130. Winnipegfreepress.com (2011-05-27). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
- ↑ Travis Browne: Contender and Working Class Hero!. Fightpros.com (2010-02-04). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.