Travis Browne was stuck up against the fence with a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert holding him there. However, Browne noticed he had an elbow free, and that was all he needed.
Browne unloaded with that free arm, knocking Gabriel Gonzaga out cold at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Saturday night.
The win was especially sweet for Browne (14-1-1), who suffered his first career defeat last year to Antonio Silva. The Hawaiian suffered a hamstring injury in the loss, sidelining him until last night.
“His head was there, my elbow was free,” Browne said. “I am a mixed martial artist. I’m not a stand-up guy. Thank you media for making me a stand-up guy.”
Browne likely secured himself the Knockout of the Night bonus, and that didn’t skip his mind after the performance.
“I had to show these young bucks how to make those bonuses,” said Browne, as the early prelims featured plenty of finishes.
The 30-year-old Browne is now 5-1-1 in his UFC career, and owns 10 knockout victories.