Heavyweight action between Gabriel Gonzaga and Travis Browne has been booked for the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale and, though there are no certainties in MMA, a highlight reel ending seems likely considering the reputations both men enter the Octagon with. Gonzaga has finished all fourteen of the opponents he’s beaten, while “Hapa” has put away eleven of the thirteen foes he’s felled.
UFC officials have confirmed the clash’s addition to the April 13 card. No other bouts have been announced thus far, though UFC President Dana White did reveal all of the Ultimate Fighter 17 contestants will be inked to deals after the show concludes based on the effort shown during the season.
Gonzaga (14-6) is riding the momentum of a three-fight winning streak including a recent submission of Ben Rothwell, the ninth tap-out of his career.
Meanwhile, the 13-1-1 Browne suffered his first stumble last October when a leg injury assisted Antonio Silva in scoring a TKO. Prior to the loss he’d beaten the likes of Chad Griggs and Stefan Struve during his five-fight run in the UFC.
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