Travis Browne

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Travis Browne is an American retired mixed martial artist and athlete. Travis Browne last competed as a Heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Early Life

Travis Browne was born on July 17, 1982. He is 40 years old. His full name is Travis Kuualiialoha Browne. His other name is Hapa. He is from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and he was born to a mixed-race father with Native Hawaiian ancestry and a European American mother.

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Caption: Travis Browne’s picture with his mom and sons. Source: Instagram

Travis Browne – Educational Background

While attending high school in San Diego, he played basketball and won the 2000 Coastal North League Player of the Year. Then, he continued his career at Palomar College.

Moreover, this personality had no martial arts experience before being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 26. Also, he began training in boxing and had his first professional fight less than a year later.

Travis Browne – Career

Initially, he started learning to fight, and within 3 months he started winning tournaments he participated in. He began training in mixed martial arts to become a professional artist. Travis started his professional MMA career in the year 2009, fighting in smaller organizations such as Bellator Fighting Championships, Gladiator Challenge, and King of the Cage.

Quickly, he amassed an undefeated winning streak of 9–0. In March 2010, he signed with the UFC. And, he made his debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz Finale against James McSweeney. This fighter won the fight via TKO at 4:32 of the first round.

Likewise, in ‘UFC 120’, he tied a match with UFC veteran Cheik Kongo after a grappling tournament, in a 3-round fight, Cheik got penalized for grabbing Browne’s shorts, and thus, the match resulted in a draw. Moreover, in May 2011, he punched Stefan Sturve and earned the ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus at ‘UFC 130’.

He won by a unanimous decision when he faced Rob Broughton at ‘UFC 135’ in September 2011. Similarly, he defeated newcomer Chad Giggs by submission at ‘UFC 145’ in April 2012. And, the match also earned him the title of ‘Submission of the Night’. This fighter faced several defeats starting in July 2016. Travis fought against Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, and Derrick Lewis.

Likewise, in February 2017, Travis earned his second ‘Fight of the Night’ title against Derrick Lewis, even though he was defeated. Moreover, in July 2017, he faced a major defeat against Oleksiy Oliynyk at ‘UFC 213’. And, his constant defeats directed the world to believe that maybe it was time for him to leave MMA.

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Caption: Travis Browne inside the ring. Source: MMA Fighting

Awards and Achievements

In the year 2000, Travis became the ‘Coastal North League Player (Basketball) of the Year’. Similarly, in February 2010, this fighter won the Interim Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Championship. he also won VFC Heavyweight Championship in February 2010. Moreover, in the year 2013, he won MMA Awards for ‘Breakthrough Fighter of the Year’ and ‘Comeback of the Year’.

Likewise, in 2015, his match against Andrei Arlovski became ‘Fight of the Month’. Moreover, in May 2011, Travis won his first ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus against Stefan Sturve at ‘UFC 130’. Further, he won ‘Submission of the Night’ against Chad Giggs at ‘UFC 145’ in April 2012. Similarly, in April 2013, this personality won his second ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus against Gabriel Gonzaga at the ‘Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.’

Further, he won his third ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus against Alisair Overeem’s ‘UFC Fight Night 26’ in August 2013. Travis won his ‘Fight of the Night’ title against Andrei Arlovski at ‘UFC 187’ in May 2015. Additionally, in February 2017, this fighter won his second ‘Fight of the Night’ title against Derrick Lewis.

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Caption: Travis Browne taking selfies with his pet dogs. Source: Instagram

Personal Life

Travis married Jenna Renee Webb in January 2015. And, together, they have two sons; Kaleo and Keawe. Sadly, this marriage didn’t last long. His wife, Renee accused Browne of domestic violence as she posted pictures of her bruised body on Instagram in July 2015.

Travis was removed from UFC’s International Fight Week but was reinstated when evidence found against him wasn’t convincing enough. Travis divorced his wife on 21st February 2016 and got into a relationship with former Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey.

The two announced their engagement on April 20, 2017, and eventually married on August 26, 2017, in Hawaii. Moreover, on June 29, 2021, he and Rousey announced that they were expecting a baby girl. And, on September 27, 2021, they disclosed the birth of their daughter La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne.

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Caption: Travis Browne’s picture with his wife and daughter. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Travis is 6 feet 7 inches or 201 cm and weighs around 244 lb or 111 kilos. Moreover, he has a toned physique and sports a thick beard. Further, this personality has his right arm and upper right chest covered in tattoos. Travis is bald and has a set of hazel eyes.

Social Media

His ‘@travisbrownemma’ Instagram account has earned over 286K followers. He has gained over 109.9K followers on his ‘@travisbrowneMMA’ Twitter account. Moreover, his Facebook page has amassed over 82K followers.

Travis Browne – Net Worth 2023

His profession might have made him earn a great deal of money throughout the years. But, he has not shared his economic details publicly yet.