Travis Browne easily won the battle of super tall heavyweights, knocking out Stefan Struve at 4:11 in the first round at UFC 130 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Both fighters wanted to show off their kicks early in the round, as they exchanged, sometimes simultaneously, leg kick after leg kick. Struve was in control for much of the round, even slapping on a few submission attempts on Browne. But after Brown popped out of a choke and the fight returned to their feet, he took advantage of the standing position. In the final minute of the round, Browne threw a perfect Superman punch. Struve's head snapped back, and his body caught air before he hit the ground.
"That's what we train every day. That's pretty!" Brown said, while watching the knockout replay.
The knockout keeps Browne's undefeated record intact, as he now is 11-0-1, while Struve falls to 21-5.
- Stefan Struve