Heavyweight Travis Browne looked faster, sharper, more powerful and better than Rob Broughton at UFC 137. At everything but conditioning that is. In the third round Broughton made a charge at an utterly exhausted Travis Browne. Alas he wasn't able to do much with the opportunity and Browne cruised to a unanimous decision, taking every round on every card.
Browne hit Broughton with numerous leg kicks in the first two rounds. He also dominated Broughton positionally. It seemed that Browne could take Broughton down with a single leg at will. Once on the ground, Browne easily took mount and landed ground and pound.
Brown got the mount again in the third, but was clearly much diminished from his condition in the first two rounds. Broughton couldn't do much of anything with the opportunity. His high water mark was threatening Browne with a kimura but Browne cleverly escaped danger.
After the bout, Browne denied that it was the altitude that caused him to fade in the final round.
"That dude is big. It wasn't the altitude, I train in Albuquerque. That dude is just big," Browne told Joe Rogan after the fight.