Travis Browne has only 15 fights in his MMA career to his opponent Alistair Overeem’s 49. Now that they’ve been paired to compete in the UFC on Fox Sports 1 co-main event, the heavyweights can’t wait to throw down for the Boston crowd.
Browne is no stranger to fighting under the bright lights, with a main event performance against Antonio Silva in October of last year, though he would go down in the very first round by knockout, he showed the will to continue fighting through a bad knee injury.
The 6’7″ Hawaiian says his intensity is what will win him the match, while Overeem thinks because he has 34 more fights he is going to beat Browne.
“He’s not as intense as I am, he’s not working as hard as I am. He can’t, because I’m pushing myself to the limit to be the best. There’s no way he compares to that.”
Overeem was also knocked out by Silva earlier this year at UFC 156, but he hasn’t had a win since then. Browne knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga with a quickness and erased any bad memory he had about his first knockout loss.