The co-main bout of last nights fights in Boston did not fail to deliver — nor did any other bout at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, for that matter. The heavyweights Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem went to war quickly as “The Reem” continuously damaged the midsection of “Happa” early with the same clinching knees we saw him incorporate against Brock Lesnar. Alistair came close to finishing it with flurries against the fence and even on a turtled-up Browne at one point, but the challenger persevered and even got the shocking, upset knockout moments later in the first (4:08).
Comparible to the come from behind finish of Todd Duffee by Mike Russow at UFC 155, it was a one-sided beating that looked to be over soon. It would end, but with the underdog landing a swift front-kick to the chin of Overeem. The former K-1, Pride and Strikeforce champ now holds back-to-back losses in the octagon. The victory puts Browne at 5-1 in his recent run, with four by a dominant finish.