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UFC 135 Results: Winded Travis Browne Outlasts Rob Broughton For Decision Victory

The seventh fight of the night, and second of the UFC 135 pay-per-view is a heavyweight contest, Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton. Browne (11-0-1) returns to the cage after a stunning first-round knockout of Stefan Struve at UFC 130 that earned a "Knockout of the Night" bonus. Across the cage, Broughton (15-5-1) looks to extend a five-fight win streak and last saw action during a third round submission victory over Vinicius Queiroz at UFC 120. The referee is charge of the action is Josh Rosenthal.

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ROUND 1 - The heavyweights touch gloves to start the round. Browne misses early with a wild swing. Browne paws out the right hand before missing again with a heavy hook. The Australian pushes Broughton against the cage, barely missing a knee from the clinch. Broughton releases and stalks towards the center of the Octagon. Browne is bouncing on his heels with his hands by his side. Broughton leaps forward and grazes with a left hook. The Englishman slips a kick and connects with a stiff jab. Browne misses with a combination before getting clipped by Broughton. Browne follows a right hand with a flying knee, superman punch combo that misses the mark. Broughton changes levels but Browne throws him to the ground, landing in full mount. Browne tries to swarm with fifteen seconds left but "The Bear" makes it to the horn.

MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Browne.

ROUND 2 - Broughton's nose is bloodied as the second round begins. Browne just misses with a massive front kick. The Australian fakes a big shot and nails Broughton's lead leg. Browne launches another front kick but Broughton catches it and throws him back. The crowd is growing restless. Browne picks up the pace and flurries Broughton against the cage. The Englishman reverses the position and releases to the middle of the Octagon. Browne crushes Broughton's lead leg with kicks before taking him down. Thirty seconds remain in the round as Browne begins to rain down hammerfists. Broughton survives.

MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Browne.

ROUND 3 - Broughton opens up with a combination that lands flush. He follows by connecting with a leaping left hook. Browne appears to be a little tired as he eats a big right hand. Browne shoots in lazily and secures a leg, eventually working Broughton to the ground before landing a huge straight right from the top. Broughton holds onto Browne to recover and Rosenthal warns the fighters to work. Browne scrambles and briefly takes his back before transitioning to full mount, but is unable to mount any attack. 90 seconds remain in the fight and the crowd is growing restless at the slowed pace. Broughton sweeps and looks for a kimura. He almost has it. Browne rolls, escapes, and takes the Englishman's back against the cage. Broughton works his way to the feet as the horn sounds. Browne appears to be exhausted as he leans against the cage.

MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Browne.

UFC 135 results: Travis Browne defeats Rob Broughton via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).