Not many felt Travis Browne had much of a chance against former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen.
And, when Overeem started delivering nasty knees inside the clinch, it looked like Browne would be finished.
Just a few minutes later, though, it was “Hapa” standing tall, delivering a front kick followed by two hammerfists and earning the biggest win of his career.
“I did it,” said Browne, when asked what was going through his mind following the win. “This was just another goal in my career; taking out a Top-5 guy.
“I wanna wear that strap.”
Browne (15-1-1) has now finished two straight contenders since a loss to Antonio Silva, as he previously bested Gabriel Gonzaga earlier this year.
The win was his 10th knockout victory of his career.
“This was for you, for Boston,” Browne said.