Travis Browne

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Travis Browne
Born Travis Kuualiialoha Browne
(1982-07-17) July 17, 1982 (age 33)
Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Other names Hapa
Nationality American
Ethnicity European American
Native Hawaiian
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)[1]
Weight 238 lb (108 kg; 17 st 0 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 80.0 in (203 cm)[2]
Style Muay thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Alliance MMA[3]
Glendale Fight Club (mid 2014 - present)[4][5]
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active 2009 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 18
By knockout 14
By submission 2
By decision 2
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By decision 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[6] (born July 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of January 19, 2016, he is #6 in official UFC Heavyweight rankings.[7]


Browne was born in Oahu, Hawaii, and competed in basketball, winning the 2000 Coastal North League Player of the Year while attending high school in San Diego and then continued his career at Palomar College. Browne had no martial arts experience before being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 26. Browne also began training in boxing and had his first professional fight less than a year later.[8]

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.[9] He made his debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale against James McSweeney.[10] 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 and the fight, therefore, resulted in a somewhat controversial draw.

Browne faced Stefan Struve on May 28, 2011 at UFC 130.[11] 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.[12]

Browne agreed to fight UFC newcomer Chad Griggs on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[13] 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.[14]

Browne faced Antônio Silva on October 5, 2012 at the main event of UFC on FX 5.[15] Browne came out aggressive, showing a variety of striking techniques. Browne strained his left hamstring throwing a flashy kick. 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.[16]

Browne faced Gabriel Gonzaga on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[17] Browne defeated Gonzaga via first round knockout by elbows to the side of the head. The performance earned Browne Knockout of the Night honors but was scrutinized because of the alleged illegality of Browne's elbows, which landed on the side of Gonzaga's head. Gonzaga's appeal to the Nevada State Athletic Commission was denied.

Browne faced Alistair Overeem on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.[18] 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.[19]

Browne faced Josh Barnett on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[20] Browne won exactly a minute into the match via knockout due to elbows while Barnett was attempting a takedown.[20] This earned him the Knockout of the Night bonus for his third straight fight.

Browne faced Fabrício Werdum on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11.[21] Despite being a betting favorite with better considered striking, Browne was outstruck for nearly all five rounds after scoring an early knockdown on Werdum in the first round. Browne also said that he suffered a broken hand, ribs and dislocated his foot at some point during the fight. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

Browne faced Brendan Schaub on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181.[23] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Browne faced Andrei Arlovski on May 23, 2015 at UFC 187.[24] Despite being a heavy betting favorite, Browne lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[25] After a back and forth round where both fighters were dropped, many instantly consider it one of the best one round fights in UFC history. The bout earned Browne his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[26]

In July 2015, Browne's wife Jenna Renee Webb posted Instagram photos showing multiple bruises on her body allegedly caused by Browne. As a result, Browne was removed from the UFC's International Fight Week events pending an investigation.[27] On August 28, 2015 the UFC reinstated Travis Browne when their independent investigation found "inconclusive evidence"[28] in the domestic violence inquiry. Following the report, Jenna Renee Webb publicly stated she is considering pressing charges. [29]

Browne faced Matt Mitrione on January 17, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 81.[30] He won the fight via TKO in the third round. However, this win was slightly controversial, as Mitrione suffered multiple eye pokes from Browne throughout the fight, causing Mitrione an injured eye. [31]

Personal life[edit]

Browne has two sons, Kaleo and Keawe, from his marriage to wife Erin. His father is Hawaiian.[32][33]

Browne is currently dating fellow UFC star Ronda Rousey.[34]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–3–1 Matt Mitrione TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 3 4:09 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 17–3–1 Andrei Arlovski TKO (punches) UFC 187 May 23, 2015 1 4:41 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 17–2–1 Brendan Schaub TKO (punches) UFC 181 December 6, 2014 1 4:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–2–1 Fabrício Werdum Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne April 19, 2014 5 5:00 Orlando, Florida, United States
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 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: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale April 13, 2013 1 1:11 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Knockout of the Night.
Loss 13–1–1 Antônio 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 was deducted 1 point for holding onto Browne's shorts.
Win 10–0 James McSweeney TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz 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 the Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight 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 the VFC Heavyweight 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, Mexico
Win 2–0 Michael Westbrook TKO (punches) KOTC: 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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Travis Browne - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Werdum vs. Browne". Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
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  4. ^ "Travis Browne Explains His Departure From Jackson’s MMA – EXCLUSIVE". October 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jesse Holland (September 1, 2014). "Travis Browne training with Ronda Rousey's coach in Glendale, hasn't been back to Jackson's MMA since loss to Fabrício Werdum". 
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  7. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
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  9. ^ "Bellator vet Travis Browne signs with UFC, faces James McSweeney in debut". 2010-03-05. 
  10. ^ "James McSweeney vs. Travis Browne set for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale". 2010-03-08. 
  11. ^ "Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve targeted for UFC 130 in May". Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  12. ^ Stupp, Dann. "UFC 135 main-card results: Jones chokes out 'Rampage,' Koscheck KOs Hughes". Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "UFC 145; seven bouts shift to Atlanta". January 20, 2012. 
  14. ^ "UFC on Fox 4 Fight Card Updates". Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Heavyweights Travis Browne, Antonio Silva to headline UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis". July 27, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Before and After the Fight with Travis Browne". January 9, 2013. 
  17. ^ Staff (2013-02-11). "Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne booked for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale". Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco and John Morgan (2013-05-22). "Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set as UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 non-headliner". Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  19. ^ Staff (2013-08-17). "UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards". Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  20. ^ a b Brett Okamoto (2013-12-28). Retrieved 2013-12-28.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-01-13). "UFC on FOX 11 heads to Florida with Werdum vs. Browne, Tate vs. Carmouche". Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  22. ^ Cole, Ross (21 April 2014). "Travis Browne Broke Hand, Ribs And Dislocated Bones In Foot During Loss To Fabrício Werdum". Fight of the Night. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  23. ^ Marc Raimondi (2014-09-09). "Travis Browne returns to meet Brendan Schaub at UFC 181 in December". Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  24. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (2015-02-18). "UFC 187 rounds out main card with fights between Andrei Arlovski-Travis Browne, John Moraga-Joseph Benavidez". Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  25. ^ Dave Doyle (2015-05-23). "UFC 187 results: Andrei Arlovski finishes Travis Browne in thrilling slugfest". Retrieved 2015-05-23. 
  26. ^ a b Matt Erickson (2015-05-23). "UFC 187 bonuses: You know Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne got paid $50,000". 
  27. ^ "UFC heavyweight Travis Browne accused of domestic violence after abusive pics surface on Instagram". 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  28. ^ "UFC Reinstates Travis Browne After Investigation Into Domestic Violence Allegations". Sherdog. Retrieved 2015-09-02. 
  29. ^ "Travis Browne's wife says she will press domestic violence charges". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  30. ^ Marc Raimondi (2015-09-30). "Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione added to UFC Fight Night 81". Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  31. ^ Bren Brookhouse (2016-01-17). "UFC Fight Night 81 results: Travis Browne stops Matt Mitrione with third round TKO". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  32. ^ "Travis Browne looks to take down Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve at UFC 130". 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  33. ^ "Travis Browne: Contender and Working Class Hero!". 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  34. ^ "Ronda Rousey releases statement about relationship with Travis Browne". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
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