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Saturday, 08/17/2013, 07:32 pm

UFC on FS1: Fight Night 26 Results | Travis Browne Survives Early Storm, Knocks Out Alistair Overeem In the Opening Round

Image credit: Tracy Lee via Combatlifestyle.com

Image credit: Tracy Lee via Combatlifestyle.com

By JAKE CHASTAIN

| Let the big dogs eat!

This was bound to be a battle of biggies and the hype lived up to the weight!

Travis endured a heavy storm put forth from Overeem to open the fight as Alistair was bringing the pace and initiating the clinch with Brown. He then pressed Browne against the fence and landed several huge knees to the body and big elbows over the top. Overeem seemed to be in complete control when he dropped Browne with a nasty knee to the body and swarmed him.

Browne covered up against the cage but Overeem was throwing a huge number of strikes and it didn’t seem that Travis was going to be able to survive, but somehow Travis rose back up to his feet and survived the early barrage.

From that point forward it was clearly apparent that Overeem might have drained his tank in trying to finish Browne in the opening minutes. He slowed his pace and his strikes were not coming with the power they initially were. Browne sensed the slowing of the pace and continued to circle and throw a front kick between the blocking arms of Overeem.

As Alistair continued to move forward Browne finally landed the front kick flush on the chin of Overeem and dropped the giant. Browne followed up with two clean hammer fists that turned Overeem’s lights out. What an amazing performance and display of perseverance displayed by Mr. Travis Browne.

This was a huge performance for Travis and he now has two straight victories in the UFC under his belt. This victory will likely earn him a top 5 opponent in the UFC heavyweight division. For Overeem, this is the second fall-from-ahead loss that he has blown in a row and it will be interesting to see what the UFC decides to do with the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion next.

Stay posted to BJPenn.com to see what the UFC decides to to with Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem next.

-Jake Chastain

@jchastain45

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