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Travis Browne: “I’m ready to get in there and fight to the end.”

Travis Browne: “I’m ready to get in there and fight to the end.”

UFC heavyweight Travis Browne can lay claims to past wins over the likes of Gabriel Gonzaga and Stefan Struve but he has yet to face an adversary with the resume of UFC Fight Night 27 foe Alistair Overeem. Overeem is an elite-level kickboxer with 34 stoppages in 36 victories and success against Mark Hunt, Brock Lesnar, and Fabricio Werdum.

Rather than fold under the pressure of meeting a man with Overeem’s abilities, Browne has found himself supremely motivated by the challenge at hand. And, based on the amount of effort he’s put into preparing for the August 17 showdown, the 31-year old is certain he’ll emerge from the Octagon with his hand raised.

“He’s not working as hard as I am. There’s no way he can, because I’m pushing myself to the limit and I’m gonna be the best,” said Browne in a UFC preview of the pairing. “I’m ready to get in there and fight to the end.”

Browne has racked up a 14-1-1 record since turning pro in early 2009. Ten of his wins have come by way of a strike-based stoppage.

The full preview including comments from Overeem can be seen below:

  • SBERG says:

    I really think Browne takes this pretty easily. Once he connects on Reem’s chin it’s game over. Reem doesn’t seem like he can handle contact anymore….

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Overeem never has been known for having a solid chin.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Eh, I think Reem’s chin is fine. As is often said, in the HW division it usually only takes one punch on the button and damn near anybody is going to be dazed/out. Prior to the Bigfoot fight, it had been over 5 years since Reem was KO’d (in K1 or MMA).

    And he had the Bigfoot fight in complete control thru 2 rounds, before he started mouthing off and gesturing towards Bigfoot at the conclusion of round 2, and then round 3 went downhill fast. Not an excuse – Bigfoot capitalized on whatever Reem was doing and unloaded on him. But personally I’m not gonna overreact to that fight — Reem is still an elite HW talent and a huge step up in competition for Browne. I’ve got Reem as a clear cut favorite in this one.

  • SBERG says:

    What I meant was I don’t think Browne needs a punch on the button….Just needs to get through is all…I just get the impression Reem dazes fast but that’s just me…


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