UFC 203 Results: Fabricio Werdum vs Travis Browne
If you’re looking for the results of UFC 203 between Fabricio Werdum vs Travis Browne, you’ve come to the right spot!
Fabricio Wedrum defeated Travis Browne for the second time in Cleveland on Saturday night. While his 2014 victory over Browne put him on track to win the heavyweight championship, his unanimous victory at UFC 203 was pretty crazy, and almost ended in an all-out brawl.
Before the official announcement was made, Werdum kicked Browne’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan, who was coming toward Werdum.
Both of the corners were removed after this point before the official decision was announced.
In his postfight interview, Werdum (21-6-1) didn’t address the incident.
“He’s a warrior, I respect Travis Browne, I defeat him for the second time,” Werdum said.
This was the first fight back for Werdum after losing his title to Stipe Miocic back in May.
Werdum came out with a flying kick to the face to start the fight against Browne though and shocked me like no other.
He went hard on Browne as the round went along and then something a little weird happened…
Werdum landed a punch that hit one of Browne’s fingers, and Browne attempted to call a timeout, but Werdum got a nice shot in before the ref could make the official call.
Browne grabbling his finger after getting hit.
Referee Gary Copeland allowed a time out to be called, despite there being no provisions for such in the rulebook, which gave Browne time to rest.
People on Twitter were hating hard on Browne at this point.
punch lands & dislocates Browne’s finger…the ref proceeded to stop the fight so Browne could recover. Never seen anything like it #UFC203
— Eric Knifong (@e_knifong) September 11, 2016
Wait…so…they just paused the fight to fix Browne’s dislocated finger…and the fight is back on? Uh, can’t do that. #UFC203
— Matthew Wells – MMA (@MrMWellsArt) September 11, 2016
— Bryan Blochte (@Clay_57) September 11, 2016
“I think my punch got his finger, but you don’t stop the fight,” Werdum said. “When he said stop, I stopped, for sure stop keep it going, he don’t stop so I keep it going.”
By the middle of the second round, the fight’s pace slowed noticeably, as Werdum seemed to know he had the fight in the bag. But the crowd was not happy, as they drowned the fight out with jeers as Werdum played it safe and Browne could not muster the energy to mount a comeback.
Werdum won for the seventh time in his past eight fights. Browne (18-5-1), who has dropped three of his past four, stormed out of the Octagon after the verdict was read.