Travis Browne (14-1-1) returned to winning ways in the UFC Octagon with a 1:11 first-round knockout over Gabriel Gonzaga (14-7) on the main card at the TUF 17 Finale from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Browne missed with a high kick off the opening bell. Gonzaga pounced pushing Browne up against the cage looking for the single leg takedown, but Browne was able to connect with a series of elbows to the head of Gonzaga, who hit the mat.
“I gotta show these young bucks how to make their bonuses,” Browne said. “He did exactly as I thought he would do, he just did it a little bit quicker. He shot in off my left kick, his head was there my elbow was straight. I’m a mixed martial artist, I’m not a stand-up guy. Try and take me down.”
The victory was Browne’s 14th of his career after coming off a loss to Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in his previous fight at UFC on FX 5.
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