MMAFrenzy’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 26 rolls along to our coverage of tonight’s co-main event between Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem. While Overeem seemed en route to a dominant victory early on, all Browne needed was one shot to land the front runner for “Knockout of the Night.”
Browne Rallies, Upsets Overeem
Alistair Overeem had Travis Browne in serious danger early in the fight with a massive attack that had the Hawaiian reeling against the cage with referee Mario Yamasaki on the verge of calling it. Browne managed to survive however and showed serious guts but working back to his feet. Overeem seemed to be losing steam as the round wore on and made a huge mistake by not minding the kicks of Browne. In the final minute of the opening round, Browne would connect with a front kick that shut off the lights for the Dutchman. Browne is now 6-1-1 in the Octagon and seemingly on the cusp of a title shot.
Rd. 1- Mario Yamasaki is the third man in the cage tonight. Overeem immediately seizes control of the fight with a solid combination and a big knee. Browne escapes off the cage but Overeem backs him up again. Overeem looks for a guillotine but it isn’t there but he is on the rampage as browne tries to get out. Overeem is teeing off trying to finish the fight and drops Browne with another knee. Possible illegal knee but Browne works up and slows Overeem with a nice combo. Overeem is back in control quickly though. Overeem has a brief takedown but Browne is up quick. Overeem ducks a Browne punch and takes control on the cage. Browne is just winging big kicks that Overeem easily evades but needs to start minding. Browne with a big front kick to the chin and down goes Overeem!!!!! That’s it!
Travis Browne def. Alistair Overeem via KO (front kick) at 4:08 of Round 1