Honolulu’s Browne stopped by Velasquez at UFC 200

Travis Browne

Honolulu Heavyweight Travis Browne was unable to secure a third career victory over a former World Champion, suffering a loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 200 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Browne (18-4-1) who entered the fight ranked 7th in the division was stopped via strikes on the ground at 4:57 of the first round, after the former UFC Heavyweight champion, took control of the bout after successfully executing a spinning wheel kick.

Having reached the number-3 spot in the UFC rankings on two different occasions in his career, with wins over former UFC Champ Josh Barnett and Dream Champion, Alistair Overeem, Browne now moves further from the title picture having lost three of his last five fights.

As for the rest of the card, Brock Lesnar returned from a 4 1/2-year UFC absence with a unanimous-decision victory over Mark Hunt, and Amanda Nunes took the bantamweight title from Miesha Tate with a stunning first-round stoppage.

Jose Aldo also won a competitive decision over Frankie Edgar to claim the interim featherweight title on the UFC’s star-studded landmark show.

Daniel Cormier dominated a decision over Anderson Silva, who took the fight on two days’ notice after Jon Jones was dropped from the main event for failing a drug test.

While Brazil’s Nunes shocked Tate in the main event, the hulking Lesnar (6-3) was the greatest curiosity on the card. The pro wrestler earned his first mixed martial arts victory since July 2010, dominating Hunt with wrestling skill and sheer mass.


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