Big opportunity for Browne kind of a lose lose fight for Silva. He should be able to handle Browne I would think.
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I think Browne stops Silva and enters the top end of the division, don't fancy him to crack the top 4 but he'll be a fearsome gatekeeper to that group. Right circumstances might see him in a title shot one day but on paper he is simply not as good as JDS, Reem, Cormier, Velasquez.
Physically very scary and good enough of a fighter to defeat Antonio IMO, odds are about right.
Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean oversees the evening's main event. Silva with his hands high to open, and Browne fires a heavy overhand. He misses on a spinning kick and nearly walks into a straight. He's fighting fast and loose to open. Silva walks forward and misses on a straight right. Low kicks for Silva.Browne kicks at the knee and then throws another bog overhand right. Silva pushes in and nearly eats a knee. He pushes forward into a clinch. Browne reaches over the cage and receives a warning. Still, it keeps him upright. Halfway mark as they separate. Big punches traded simultaneously, but either man goes down. Another series is traded, and Silva lands flush with a right.Browne is wobbled, and Silva pushes him to the floor. Silva follows with heavy hands on the ground, and Dean halts the fight. Silva is elated at the much-needed win. Antonio Silva def. Travis Browne via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 3:27.