Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne
It’s co-main event time, as heavyweights Alistair Overeem (36-12) and Travis Browne (14-1-1) meet up. Overeem hasn’t won a fight since a 2011 TKO vs. Brock Lesnar, while Browne’s only loss came at the hands of Antonio Silva last year. Mario Yamasaki serves as the third man inside the Octagon.
Round 1: Overeem is greeted with a very mixed reaction from the fans in attendance. Overeem comes right in with several rights, backing Browne up. Clinch up against the fence, allowing Overeem to land a nice knee. Browne powers his way out and they are free. Overeem back with a head-body combo, and Browne throws a flying knee. Wild left by Browne allows Overeem to secure a front-choke, but he is unable to lock it in. Overeem with a flurry of rights, a knee to the body, more rights, another knee, an illegal knee that isn’t called and more knees to the body. The ref must not have noticed the knee, but Browne responds and fires back. Another knee to the body and we have a crazy war on our hands. Maybe the “illegal” knee was more to the body, but it looked directly to the head. Overeem ties it back up and lands a nice elbow. A sloppy takedown allows Browne to get out. Head kicks by Browne being thrown. Browne throwing more big head kicks, but is just a fraction off. Front kicks to the body, though, are landing. Browne connects with another that sends Overeem flying to the canvas and this one is all over. Overeem has been stopped again and the TD Garden erupts. Upon review, the kick landed directly to his face, as Overeem wasn’t blocking again – much like his loss to Antonio Silva. One big hammerfist on the ground and “The Reem” was sent to dream street.
Travis Browne def. Alistair Overeem via KO (punch) at 4:08 of Round 1