Coming off back-to-back losses, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva needed a win, and it’s funny how a wounded dog sometimes has the most dangerous bite.

Undefeated top ten heavyweight Travis Browne had seemingly everything going for him heading into the fight – a ton of hype and a place among the top five fighters in the division if he was victorious.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had other plans.

The giant Brazilian came out stalking Browne right away, looking to stay away from the Hawaiian’s quick and powerful striking arsenal.

Browne was able to escape an early takedown attempt by reaching his hand outside the Octagon and grabbing the cage, which referee Herb Dean immediately warned him about, but regardless it stopped Silva’s forward progression.

After the separation, Browne pushed forward and as he threw a big left hand, his left leg slipped as he planted it down on the mat, and quickly he knew something was wrong.

Browne limped noticeably after the slip and his left leg was injured, which served as blood in the water for Silva who was quickly on the attack.

Silva launched an attack with a barrage of strikes and landed a thunderous right hook that crushed Browne on the jaw and put him down on the mat. Silva followed with a few more punches as a defenseless Browne could only watch his undefeated record fade away.

Herb Dean intervened and pulled Silva off his fallen opponent, and the one time Strikeforce Grand Prix contender got his first ever win in the UFC.

The next major question following the fight may be finding out how badly Travis Browne’s leg is injured, but for tonight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will celebrate his long awaited UFC debut and victory.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Travis Browne not thinking about potential distractions ahead of UFC Fight Night 81

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

BOSTON – Travis Browne will have a No. 6 next to his name on Sunday when he fights Matt Mitrione, who will have a 14. But numbers don’t interest Browne. Letters do.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 results: Travis Browne stops Matt Mitrione with third round TKO

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

BOSTON – Two eye pokes from Travis Browne flustered Matt Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 81, but it was a right hand that left Mitrione’s eye badly swollen before a third round TKO.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Results: Travis Browne Finishes Matt Mitrione by TKO

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

Sixth-ranked heavyweight Travis Browne rebounded from his loss to Andrei Arlovski in May by putting 14th-ranked Matt Mitrione away at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on Sunday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81 Video Highlights: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione

  • 26 days ago
  • 35 views

Watch the video highlights of the UFC Fight Night 81 bout between Travis Browne and Matt Mitrione. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione video highlights

  • 26 days ago
  • 107 views

When MMA fans look back on Travis Browne’s win over Matt Mitrione, it will likely be Mitrione’s eye that sticks in the memory. A thudding punch from Browne caused grotesque swelling over Mitrione’s r read news >>

Travis Browne Beats Matt Mitrione in Foul-Filled Fight at UFC Fight Night 81

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

Matt Mitrione and Travis Browne entered UFC Fight Night 81 at a career crossroads. Mitrione walked into the cage with free agency in mind. Openly discussing his intent to test the market, this bout w read news >>

Fighting dirty? Travis Browne says no ill will intended in Matt Mitrione win

  • 26 days ago
  • 27 views

BOSTON – Travis Browne wrapped up a victory at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 81 event, but at the post-fight press conference, he seemed to be still processing what exactly happened.Filed under: Featured read news >>

Matt Mitrione Suffered Broken Orbital Floor at UFC Boston

  • 25 days ago
  • 32 views

Matt Mitrione suffered a broken orbital floor during his eye-poke laden bout with Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 81 on Sunday night. read news >>

Travis Browne Beats Matt Mitrione in Foul-Filled Fight at UFC Fight Night 81

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

Matt Mitrione and Travis Browne entered UFC Fight Night 81 at a career crossroads. Mitrione walked into the cage with free agency in mind. Openly discussing his intent to test the market, this bout w read news >>

Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne Slammed by Hapa's Wife, Jenna Renee Webb, over Ring

  • 19 days ago
  • 445 views

Ronda Rousey and partner Travis Browne have come under criticism from the heavyweight UFC star's current wife, Jenna Renee Webb, after Rousey was pictured wearing a ring on her engagement finger. Web read news >>