Found October 06, 2012 on
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva halted a two-fight losing streak and handed Travis Browne his first professional loss in the process with a first-round knockout at UFC on FX 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday.
Silva stunned Browne with a right hand with 1:40 left in the opening round, a shot that crumpled the hobbled Browne. Silva followed with several left hands and then an elbow before referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.
"I trained too much for the first," Silva said in the post-fight interview. "I came in refreshed."
Browne appeared to injure his left knee trying to throw a punch midway through the first round. The injury limited Browne's mobility. He had been undefeated in his first 14 professional fights. Silva improved to 17-4 and his victory was his first in UFC.
In the co-main event, Jake Ellenberger earned a unanimous -- all three judges scored the three-round bout 29-28 -- over Jay Hieron, a decision that avenged a loss to Hieron in the now-defunct International Fight League in 2006.
"I was doing a lot of defense and counter training for this fight," Ellenberger said. "Jay's a well-rounded fighter. He is quick, athletic and dangerous. It was hard to come into this fight with a game plan for him. It's back to training for me and finding ways to keep improving and making adjustments to my game. It does feel good though to get this win."
Ellenberger (28-6) inflicted a cut on Hieron's face late in the second round in a fight that lacked many dangerous situations.
The fight marked the first time in seven years the journeyman 36-year-old Hieron (23-6) fought in the UFC.
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“UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot” takes place Friday inside Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As customary with nearly every sporting event, there are betting lines involved.
The card showcases a heavyweight...
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will enjoy a 20 lbs weight advantage when he collides with 6ft 7inch heavyweight Travis Browne tomorrow night on the stacked UFC on FX card from the Target Center, Minneapolis. The 6ft 4inch “Bigfoot” used every available pound, hitting the uppermost heavyweight limit of 266 lbs for tomorrow’s five round main
In the main event at UFC on FX 5 Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva notched an impressive technical knockout of the previously undefeated Travis Browne. Browne was active from the start but he suffered a knee injury on the first kick that he attempted. The injury limited his mobility and Silva was able to capitalize. The powerful Silva pressured Browne and dropped him with a devastating...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot” event will be tipping the scale today inside Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 5PM ET/2PM PT.
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A heavyweight showdown between Travis Browne (Pictured...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot” take place today inside Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. Stream Thursday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 5PM ET/2PM PT.
The freebie fight card features a five-round heavyweight shootout with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Pictured) and Travis Browne. UFC 151 fallouts Jake Ellenberger and...
Main Card (FX) Weight Class Winner Loser Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Antonio Silva def. Travis Browne TKO (punches) 1 3:27 Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. Jay Hieron Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Flyweight John Dodson def Jussier Formiga TKO (punches) 2 4:35 Note 1 Welterweight Justin Edwards def. Josh Neer Technical submission (guillotine [...]
The official weigh-ins for UFC on FX 5 takes place on Thursday, October 4th from the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. The weigh-ins are free and open to the public. The doors will open at 4:00 pm ET and the weigh-ins will kick-off at approximately 5:00pm ET.
You can watch the weigh-ins live in the video below.
UFC on FX 5 – Main Card
Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva...
Times have been tough lately for Antonio Silva, who is currently on a two-fight skid under the ZUFFA umbrella.
After getting knocked out in the first round by Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix back in 2011, “Bigfoot” was brought into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ranks to test his skills against former champion, Cain Velasquez at UFC 146.