Underdog Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva shocked the fans and oddsmakers as he steps in as a late minute replacement and earns the first round TKO. It was “Happa” Browne who came out the gate with confidence, but after one slip, counter, Browne was obviously tweeked his knee as he unintentionally limped back.
It wasn’t short after the weakness was spotted that Bigfoot was able to capitalize with leg kicks and following up with some big hooks that had Browne out on the mat. Herb Dean steps in saving the formerly undefeated contender.
Official: Antonio Silva def. Travis Browne via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:27
Antonio Silva has earned his first win in the UFC after suffering a TKO loss (via elbows) in his first showing at UFC 146 to former champ Cain Velasquez. Prior to the loss, Silva had earned an impressive TKO of Fedor Emelianenko in early 2011.