The main card of the UFC 200 pay-per-view is upon us, and the first bout has former champ Cain Velasquez taking on Travis Browne. Velasquez was a crappy champ, as he could never defend his belt due to injury, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t entertaining when he did make it to the cage. Browne, meanwhile, has been eking out an existence for himself as the dude who picks off the B-level heavyweights. How’s this one going to go?
The first round opens with Velasquez hunting his prey with low-kicks and jabs. Browne clocks him with a right hand square on the jaw, but it doesn’t slow him down, and it’s clear he’s going to maintain a withering pace. “Hapa” does his best to keep up, unfortunately a wheel-kick to the head, a stunning right hand, and a storm of leather sends him down, and the former champ smothers him while feeding him punches. When Browne does get up, Velasquez simply keeps smashing him, and soon Browne is on his stomach, absorbing punches and utterly defenseless. Referee John McCarthy mercifully steps in.
Result: Cain Velasquez def. Travis Brown via TKO (Punches) at 4:57, R1