The sole Heavyweight bout of UFC 168 featured contendership hopefuls Josh Barnett and Travis Browne.Browne used his reach to keep Barnett back early then punished him when he came in for the takedown. Brutal elbows with his back against the fence led to Browne earning the TKO stoppage. The UFC wants him to face off against Fabricio Werdum next. That fight would be for a number 1 contenders spot against Cain Velasquez when the champ returns from injury.
Browne set up early using his reach to keep Barnett back. Josh looked to get inside and put Browne's back against the cage. He couldn't get the takedown though. Browne landed a knee as Barnett came in. He followed that up with repeated elbows that left Barnett unconscious and forced referee Yves Lavigne to call a stop to the action.
Travis Browne scored the technical knockout over Josh Barnett at just 1:00 of round 1