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Travis Browne
Travisbrowne.jpg
BornTravis Kuualiialoha Browne
(1982-07-17) July 17, 1982 (age 32)
Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Other namesHapa
NationalityUS
Height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)[1]
Weight245.5 lb (111 kg; 17 st 8 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach80.0 in (203 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting, Alliance MMA[3]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2009 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins16
By knockout12
By submission2
By decision2
Losses2
By knockout1
By decision1
Draws1
Amateur Muay Thai record
Total2
Wins2
By knockout2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Travis Browne
Travisbrowne.jpg
BornTravis Kuualiialoha Browne
(1982-07-17) July 17, 1982 (age 32)
Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.
Other namesHapa
NationalityUS
Height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)[1]
Weight245.5 lb (111 kg; 17 st 8 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach80.0 in (203 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofAlbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
TeamJackson's Submission Fighting, Alliance MMA[3]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2009 – present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins16
By knockout12
By submission2
By decision2
Losses2
By knockout1
By decision1
Draws1
Amateur Muay Thai record
Total2
Wins2
By knockout2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Travis Kuualiialoha Browne[4] (born July 17, 1982) is a U.S.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[5] and ranked the #5 Heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.[6]

Background[edit]

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.[7]

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.[8] He made his debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale against James McSweeney.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

Browne agreed to fight UFC newcomer Chad Griggs on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[12] 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.[13]

Browne faced Antonio Silva on October 5, 2012 at the main event of UFC on FX 5.[14] 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.[15]

Browne faced Gabriel Gonzaga on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18]

Browne faced Josh Barnett on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[19] 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 Fabricio Werdum in the main event 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 suffered a broken hand and rib some point in round one. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[22]

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.[23] His father is also Hawaiian.[24][25]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss16–2–1Fabricio WerdumDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. BrowneApril 19, 201455:00Orlando, Florida, United StatesUFC Heavyweight title eliminator
Win16–1–1Josh BarnettKO (elbows)UFC 168December 28, 201311:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesKnockout of the Night
Win15–1–1Alistair OvereemKO (front kick & punches)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. SonnenAugust 17, 201314:08Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesKnockout of the Night
Win14–1–1Gabriel GonzagaKO (elbows)The Ultimate Fighter 17 FinaleApril 13, 201311:11Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesKnockout of the Night
Loss13–1–1Antonio SilvaTKO (punches)UFC on FX: Browne vs. BigfootOctober 5, 201213:27Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Win13–0–1Chad GriggsSubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC 145April 21, 201212:29Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesSubmission of the Night
Win12–0–1Rob BroughtonDecision (unanimous)UFC 135September 24, 201135:00Denver, Colorado, United States
Win11–0–1Stefan StruveKO (superman punch)UFC 130May 28, 201114:11Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesKnockout of the Night
Draw10–0–1Cheick KongoDraw (unanimous)UFC 120October 16, 201035:00London, EnglandKongo docked 1 pt for holding onto Browne's shorts
Win10–0James McSweeneyTKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter 11 FinaleJune 19, 201014:32Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win9–0Aaron BrinkKO (punches)Gladiator Challenge 111February 21, 201010:35San Jacinto, California, United StatesWon Gladiator Challenge HW Championship
Win8–0Abe WagnerTKO (punches)VFC 30 – Night of ChampionsFebruary 5, 201010:10Council Bluffs, Iowa, United StatesWon VFC HW Championship
Win7–0Brian CampbellKO (head kick)Gladiator Challenge 107November 8, 200910:10San Jacinto, California, United States
Win6–0Matt AndersonTKO (punches)Gladiator Challenge 98July 23, 200920:49San Jacinto, California, United States
Win5–0Mychal ClarkDecision (unanimous)Bellator 10June 5, 200935:00Ontario, California, United States
Win4–0Sergio CalderonKO (punches)Gladiator Challenge 93April 23, 200911:53Pauma Valley, California, United States
Win3–0Tom LozanoSubmission (armbar)EF 9 – Espartan Fighting 9March 14, 200910:55Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
Win2–0Michael WestbrookTKO (punches)King of the Cage – ImmortalFebruary 27, 200931:22San Bernardino, California, United States
Win1–0Evan LangfordTKO (punches)Cage of Fire 15February 7, 200910:43Tijuana, Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Travis Browne". ufc.com. Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Werdum vs. Browne". UFC.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/857819-ufc-135s-travis-browne-talks-jackson-winkeljohn-camp-opponent-rob-broughton
  4. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/2011%20Results%20Web/05-28-11%20MMA.pdf
  5. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  6. ^ "Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". January 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.fighters.com/12/26/travis-browne-ufc-168-fighter-profile/
  8. ^ "Bellator vet Travis Browne signs with UFC, faces James McSweeney in debut". mmajunkie.com. 2010-03-05. 
  9. ^ "James McSweeney vs. Travis Browne set for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2010-03-08. 
  10. ^ "Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve targeted for UFC 130 in May". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  11. ^ Stupp, Dann. "UFC 135 main-card results: Jones chokes out 'Rampage,' Koscheck KOs Hughes". mmaJunkie.com. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "UFC 145; seven bouts shift to Atlanta". mmajunkie.com. January 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "UFC on Fox 4 Fight Card Updates". ufc.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Heavyweights Travis Browne, Antonio Silva to headline UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis". mmajunkie.com. July 27, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Before and After the Fight with Travis Browne". youtube.com. January 9, 2013. 
  16. ^ Staff (2013-02-11). "Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Travis Browne booked for The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ Staff (2013-08-17). "UFC Fight Night 26 bonuses: Browne, Brown, Sonnen, McDonald, Pickett earn awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  19. ^ 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)
  20. ^ 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)
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ Cole, Ross (21 April 2014). "Travis Browne Broke Hand, Ribs And Dislocated Bones In Foot During Loss To Fabricio Werdum". Fight of the Night. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  23. ^ "Travis Browne Girlfriend Jenna Renee". December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  24. ^ "Travis Browne looks to take down Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve at UFC 130". Winnipegfreepress.com. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  25. ^ "Travis Browne: Contender and Working Class Hero!". Fightpros.com. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2011-05-29. 
  26. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-130-Bonuses-4-Fighters-Pocket-3670000-32697
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  29. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-168-Bonuses-Rousey-Banks-Extra-36150000-Browne-Tate-Earn-3675K-Awards-61329
  30. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-145-Bonuses-Ben-Rothwell-Travis-Browne-Eddie-Yagin-Mark-Hominick-Earn-3665000-Each-42075
  31. ^ http://mmainsider.net/13967/mmainsiders-2013-annual-awards-the-results
  32. ^ http://mmanuts.com/news/2013-mma-awards/
  33. ^ http://www.fightersonlymag.com/content/news/20607-browne-white-gustafsson-rousey-winners-at-world-mma-awards-vi

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