Travis Browne

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Travis Browne
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Born Travis Kuualiialoha Browne
(1982-07-17) July 17, 1982 (age 31)
Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Other names Hapa
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)[1]
Weight 242 lb (110 kg; 17 st 4 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 79 in (201 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting, Alliance MMA[2]
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2009 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 16
By knockout 12
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Draws 1
Amateur Muay Thai record
Total 2
Wins 2
By knockout 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Travis Kuualiialoha Browne[3] (born July 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of January 17, 2014, he is #3 in official UFC heavyweight rankings[4] and ranked the #5 heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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 Championship[edit]

In March 2010, Browne signed with the UFC.[6] He made his debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale against James McSweeney.[7] Browne won the fight via TKO at 4:32 of the first round.

Browne fought UFC veteran Cheick Kongo at UFC 120. The fight was even heading into the third round, with Browne winning the first round on the judge's scorecards and Kongo taking the second. In the third and final round, Kongo was penalized with a point deduction for repeatedly grabbing and holding Browne's shorts.

Browne faced Stefan Struve on May 28, 2011 at UFC 130.[8] He won the fight via superman punch KO in the first round, earning a "Knockout of the Night" bonus in the process.

Browne faced Rob Broughton on September 24, 2011 at UFC 135 where he won by unanimous decision.[9]

Browne agreed to fight UFC newcomer Chad Griggs on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[10] He defeated Griggs by submission due to an arm-triangle choke in the first round. The performance earned Browne Submission of the Night honors.

Browne was expected to fight Ben Rothwell at UFC on FOX 4 on August 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. However Rothwell was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury.[11]

Browne faced Antonio Silva on October 5, 2012 at the main event of UFC on FX 5.[12] Browne came out aggressive, showing a variety of striking techniques. 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.[13]

Browne faced Gabriel Gonzaga on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[14] Browne defeated Gonzaga via first round knockout by elbows. The performance earned Browne Knockout of the Night honors but was heavily scrutinized because of the perceived illegality of Browne's elbows, which appeared to land on the back of Gonzaga's head and looked like they were thrown in a prohibited "12 to 6" motion. Gonzaga's appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission was denied.

Browne faced Alistair Overeem on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.[15] After surviving Overeem's initial flurry, Browne won via knockout due to a front kick and punches in the first round. The impressive knockout also earned Browne his third Knockout of the Night bonus award.[16]

Browne faced Josh Barnett on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[17] Browne won exactly a minute into the match via knockout due to elbows while Barnett was attempting a takedown.[18] This earned him the Knockout of the Night bonus for his third straight fight.

Browne is expected to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC on Fox 11.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Browne has two sons, named Kaleo and Keawe from his marriage to his now ex-wife Erin. Browne is currently dating fitness model Jenna Renee Webb.[20] His father is also Hawaiian.[21][22]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Fabricio Werdum UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne April 19, 2014 Orlando, Florida, United States Heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 16–1–1 Josh Barnett KO (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 & 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 0:10 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States Won VFC HW Championship
Win 7–0 Brian Campbell KO (head kick) Gladiator Challenge 107 November 8, 2009 1 0:10 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travis Browne". ufc.com. Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/857819-ufc-135s-travis-browne-talks-jackson-winkeljohn-camp-opponent-rob-broughton
  3. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/2011%20Results%20Web/05-28-11%20MMA.pdf
  4. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  5. ^ "Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". January 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bellator vet Travis Browne signs with UFC, faces James McSweeney in debut". mmajunkie.com. 2010-03-05. 
  7. ^ "James McSweeney vs. Travis Browne set for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2010-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve targeted for UFC 130 in May". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  9. ^ Stupp, Dann. "UFC 135 main-card results: Jones chokes out 'Rampage,' Koscheck KOs Hughes". mmaJunkie.com. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "UFC 145; seven bouts shift to Atlanta". mmajunkie.com. January 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ "UFC on Fox 4 Fight Card Updates". ufc.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Heavyweights Travis Browne, Antonio Silva to headline UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis". mmajunkie.com. July 27, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Before and After the Fight with Travis Browne". youtube.com. January 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ Staff (2013-02-11). "Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne booked for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco and John Morgan (2013-05-22). "Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set as UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 non-headliner". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  16. ^ Staff (2013-08-17). "UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  17. ^ Brett Okamoto (2013-12-28). espn.com http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/10195102/travis-browne-makes-statement-stops-josh-barnett. Retrieved 2013-12-28.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ Brett Okamoto (2013-12-28). espn.com http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/10195102/travis-browne-makes-statement-stops-josh-barnett. Retrieved 2013-12-28.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-01-13). "UFC on FOX 11 heads to Florida with Werdum vs. Browne, Tate vs. Carmouche". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  20. ^ "Travis Browne Girlfriend Jenna Renee". December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  21. ^ "Travis Browne looks to take down Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve at UFC 130". Winnipegfreepress.com. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  22. ^ "Travis Browne: Contender and Working Class Hero!". Fightpros.com. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  23. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-130-Bonuses-4-Fighters-Pocket-3670000-32697
  24. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/TUF-17-Finale-Bonuses-Cat-Zingano-Miesha-Tate-Travis-Browne-Daniel-Pineda-Earn-3650K-51697
  25. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-Fight-Night-26-Bonuses-Update-McDonald-Earns-36100K-Sonnen-3-More-Pocket-3650K-55135
  26. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-168-Bonuses-Rousey-Banks-Extra-36150000-Browne-Tate-Earn-3675K-Awards-61329
  27. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-145-Bonuses-Ben-Rothwell-Travis-Browne-Eddie-Yagin-Mark-Hominick-Earn-3665000-Each-42075
  28. ^ http://mmainsider.net/13967/mmainsiders-2013-annual-awards-the-results
  29. ^ http://mmanuts.com/news/2013-mma-awards/
  30. ^ http://www.fightersonlymag.com/content/news/20607-browne-white-gustafsson-rousey-winners-at-world-mma-awards-vi

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