UFC 168 results recap: Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Travis Browne and Josh Barnett had an important battle in the heavyweight division, but it didn't last long.

Josh Barnett and Travis Browne were ranked in the middle of top 10 at heavyweight, and the winner of this bout a t UFC 168 was in line for a fight with Fabricio Werdum at a date TBD. There was plenty on the line in Las Vegas, and the outcome was decided in surprisingly quick fashion.

Barnett tried for the takedown but was blasted with a knee from the clinch. As he tried to complete the double leg he ate a series of perfectly legal standing elbows and went limp. A sensational showing by Travis Browne. Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via KO (elbows) at 1:00, round 1.

What was the high point of the fight?

Browne's violent elbows were stunning, accurate, and a tremendous way to end the fight.

Where do these two go from here?

Barnett (33-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) hadn't been knocked out in a fight since Pedro Rizzo back in 2001. Browne had his way with him and it's hard to imagine a path for the 36-year-old to reach a title shot at this stage in his career.

Browne (16-1-1 MMA, 7-1-1 UFC) finishes 2013 with a fantastic string of victories, all by KO. He knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga with standing elbows, Alistair Overeem with a front kick, and now Barnett with standing elbows akin to the Gonzaga finish. He'll get Werdum next and if he can win that it's hard to deny him a title shot.

Watch now, later, or never?

Now. It was a mauling and it lasted 60 seconds.

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